Jyotiba (Marathi: ज्योतिबा ) is a holy site of Hinduism near Wadi Ratnagiri in
Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state in western India. An annual fair takes
place on the full moon night of the Hindu months of Chaitra and
According to the tradition, the original Kedareshwar temple was built
by Navji Saya. After defeating Kolhasur & other devils, the goddess of health,
wealth & prosperity Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) decided to settle in Kolhapur (Karveer).
Which is one of the Shakti peetha located in Maharashtra. The various puranas of ancient India, have listed 108 shaktipeethas where Shakti (the goddess of power) is manifested.
It is said that both Shri Lakshmi and Shri Vishnu reside in the Karveer area eternally and shall not leave even at the time of Mahaprayakala. This region is therefore also referred to as a avimuktakshetra.
For the complete defense of her empire, she appointed four guards at the four
sides of Kolhapur (Karveer). Jotiba is even known as Kedareshwar. The almighty;
God Jotiba; is the king of southern region; thus known as “Dakkahancha Raja”. 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. At least
once in your life; you must experience the satisfaction behind visiting Jotiba
temple at Wadi Ratnagiri.