Jotiba Temple Kolhapur
Jotiba temple is located at an altitude of 3124 feet above sea level in the Panhala range near kolhapur Maharashtra, distance from kolhapur to jotiba is 19km, Jyotiba is formed from the souls of three Primary Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Actually this God is avtaar of Guard ( Bhairav). Jotiba killed demon Ratnasur who troubled civilians. With this incidence name of village was Wadi Ratnagiri. Instead of taking such long name public accepted this place as the name of God Jyotiba and this name became famous.
This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. This is also called Kedarnath and Wadi Ratnagir. It is situated to the north of Kolhapur in the deep, surrounded by green mountains and black precipices. The original temple was build in 1730 by Navajisaya. Sunday is sacred to Jotiba. In the last few years much improvement has been made by the people and on the government level. A new scheme Plaza Garden has been under taken.