Rameshwar Temple-Devgad is located in village Rameshwar Wadi in Devgad taluka of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. It is a historic temple built in the 16th century. Its chief interest is the approach about 250 yards long, cut through rock fifty feet deep. The idol, a four-armed figure seated on a bull, is of solid silver said to weigh a hundred kilograms and is in good condition at present. The main attraction of the Rameshwar Temple are the three kunds Parjanya Kund, Agni kund and Vayoo kund located just outside the temple. Built in the Hemadpant style of architecture the temple comprises of a sabhamandap, sanctum sanctorum and a sort of 'Gopuram' reminiscent of the south Indian style of temple architecture. It's believed that deity is wakeful to its devotees’ prayers. There is no exact evidence regarding the erection of this holy place, but its historical reference dates back to even before 1684 AD. Some inscription on the wall of temple reveals that commencement of construction happened in 1684 AD. Its historical background assures it pomp and grandeur of princely state. Shri Dev Rameshwar adorns the title of “Inamdar Shri Dev Rameshwar Sansthan Kasaba Achare”. In the early 18th century, Sarkhel Kanhoji Angre built a quadrangular inner shrine made up of finely hewn stones, also called as the Gabhara around the original place of Lord Shiva's pindi. The main structure of the temple was erected in 1684 AD. In 1805 sanctuary was built. In 1830 it was reconditioned. Caravansary, Rawalnath temple was built afterward in the same area. Till this date, this deity holds as the landowner of the whole village. Any document related to land transaction stresses this fact. Even Maharaj’s naval chief Kanoji Angre was also concerned about it. This arrangement was continued in the regimes of Peshwas and British. The post-independence period is not an exception. A fair is held for six days in the month of Magha every year which is attended by about 5,000 people from nearby villages and towns. The fair starts 5 days before the day of worship. On the Mahashivratri day, devotees observe fast and stay awake all night. Mahashivratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Parvati Ma. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and Bael leaves on Shiva Linga. Ramanawami is biggest celebrations, Kartikostav, Dashahara, Hanuman Jayanti, Mahashivaratri are other fascinating functions.

Places to visit near Rameshwar Temple:

Sindhudurg Fort Dhampur Lake Tarkarli Beach Shiroda village Ganapati of Redi Mochappa Nivati Vethoba Temple

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