About Shri Jotiba
The large numbers of devotees of
Jotiba are spread among the states of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh,
Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh of India. The almighty God Jotiba is the king of southern region thus
known as “Dakkahancha Raja”. People from all, over the world visit Jotiba.
After defeating Kolhasur & other devils; the goddess of health, wealth &
prosperity Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) decided to settle in Kolhapur (Karveer). For the
complete defense of her empire, she appointed four guards at the four sides of
Kolhapur (Karveer). Among these four guards; the most important is Jotiba; to
whom Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) appointed at the northern side.
Jotiba is even known as
Kedareshwar. In this website; we are going to try our best to
publish maximum possible information about Jotiba.
Every year on Chaitra Shuddha 11 th i.e. on the
occasion of “Ekadashi” thousands of devotees gather on Jotiba hill. They
celebrate their joy of visiting god Jotiba by dancing with the huge sticks;
known as Sasankathi. During these days after worshiping god Jotiba and after
looking his royal grace the joy of all the devotees is very hard to describe in
This shrine is 57 ft x 37 ft x 77 ft high including the spire. The second temple of Kedareshwar is 49 ft x 22 ft x 89 ft high.
This shrine was constructed by Daulatrao Sindhia in 1808. The third temple of Ramling is 13 ft x 13 ft x 40 ft high including its dome.
At least once in your life; you must experience the satisfaction behind
visiting Jotiba temple at Wadi Ratnagiri.