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Peshwa Birth Place (Smarak) :

Balaji Vishwanath (Bhat) (1662–1720), better known as Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath, was the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas (Marathi for Prime Minister) hailing from the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. Balaji Vishwanath assisted a young Maratha Emperor Shahu to consolidate his grip on a kingdom that had been racked by civil war and persistent attack by the Mughals under Aurangzeb. Statue of Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa at Shrivardhan in Raigad. This area is considered to be the seat of the Peshwas (legendary warriors of Maratha empire) and the statue has been established as a mark of respect.

Somjai Temple :

The temple is located in an open ground along the main road. It is built on a rise and steps lead up to it. There is a modern concrete structure in front of the old tiled sanctum, built in a typical Konkani fashion. Many consider it as a very old temple.

Kusumadevi Temple:

The three deities, Mahasaraswati, eight handed Mahalakshmi and Mahakali have combined in the form of Mahakusuma Devi. All the statues, about 2 to 3 feet high, are on one platform. Kusum means a flower. Since the deity is surrounded by flowers, it came to be known as Kusumadevi.

Laxminarayan Temple :

The sculpture of Lord Visnu is out of this world. It is carved out of black rock, is about two feet high, and is in the South Indian style. It must be of the Shilahar period.

Jivaneshwar Temple :

In the sanctum the intricate carving on the doorframes is arresting. There is a cobra with its hood spread. And a mongoose has the cobra’s tail in its mouth. The carvings include images of birds, gods and goddesses and trees. A big fair is held here on Mahashivaratri night.

Ram Temple :

The Kolis of this area took a lead in 1877 and built the Rama Temple. It has a large assembly hall and a sanctum. One has a splendid view of the sea. The sanctum holds marble statues of Ram, Lakshman and Sita. Out side is Lord Ganesh sitting on an eagle.

Bhairavnath Temple :

Bapdev Temple :

Suvarana Ganesh Temple :

History of Suvarnaganesha is quite fascinating. It was on the special day of November 17th 1998 (Sankashti Chaturthi as per the Hindu calendar) that there was found a copper box beneath the earth some 40-50 cm. It was weighing 30 kilos,37.5 cm(27 inches) in length,45 cm(18 inches) wide,17.5(7 inches) in height, in a coconut cultivation near the temple.

Harihareshwar Temple :

A land beleived to be blessed by Vishnu according to legends and proclaimed as 'devghar', Harihareshwar and the Harihareshwar temple is of foremost importance relegiously. Promulgated as the 'Dakshin Kashi' Harihareshwar with its temple complex with deities of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma along with the temples of Kalbhairav and Yogeshwari is an important pilgrim centre and is chiefly responsible for exhalting harihareshwar as a tourist destination!