Vetoba Temple is located in Aravali which belong to Vengurle taluka of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. One of the most famous 'Jagrut' (Lord who fulfills the wishes of devotees). Vetoba’s magnificent idol is fashioned out of ‘Panchdhatu’ (5 metals). It is bigger than life-size, 9 feet 2 inches tall, and faces north. Vetoba is standing, in all his glory and power, with a sword in his right hand and an Agnipatra (small utensil) in his left. In the temple's sanctum sanctorum, Vetoba's idol is flanked by idols of Shri Dev Bhummaiyya, Shri Dev Purwas, Shri Dev Rampurush, Shri Dev Baracha Purwas (Nirakari) and Shri Dev Bhavkai. Vetoba means Vetal (The king of ghosts). He is not only revered deity of Arawali but acts as a watchman for the beautiful village holds arms in his hands in a state of preparedness to fight the perils of evil nature. His life and work are mentioned in Granthas (religious books) like Bhagwat, Matsyapuranas etc. Vetal is also known by other names such as Agyavetal, Iwalavetal, Pralayvetal. Pilgrims from all over the world arrive at the Vetoba shrine in hopes of being guided back to the righteous path of enlightenment, or to seek blessings for the future. The festivals are celebrated with great devotion, enthusiasm, and fun fair. The temple is decorated with flowers and lights. Dazzling fireworks light up the sky. The festivals are celebrated with great devotion, enthusiasm, and fanfare. The temple is decorated with flowers and lights. Dazzling fireworks light up the sky.

Places to visit near Vetoba Temple:

Shiroda Velagar Beach Mochemad Beach Sagareshwar Beach Redi Ganesh

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