Sindhudurg Fort

Sindhudurg Fort is constructed  by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on a small Island called ‘Kurte’. It was the period of 1664.

The fort built on 48 acres of land. There are four sweet water wells in the fort. Three of them are known as DudhBav (Milk Well), DahiBav (Curd Well) &SakharBav (Sugar well), All of them had sweet water even though island is surrounded by sea water is veritable miracle in the fort.  A dome shaped construction on north sided rampart of the fort contain impression of Shivaji’s right hand & left foot. 

Shivaji’s temple is the main temple in the fort. It is only one of its type in the country.  A little ahead from the Shiv temple there is a Bhavani temple.

Fort is just 1 Km away from Malvan jetty. Small safety boats with outboard machines are used for public transportation. Maximum 20 tourist can be adjusted in a boat.  1 hr is given to the tourist for excursion in the fort.

The boat ride to the fort is quite playful, but it is easier if you are visiting during tourist season from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. daily.

Aanganewadi Temple

This is very a famous temple in Malvan. Various theories are viewed to explain the origin of the temple. One of them is that a cow belonging to one of the villagers used to discharge milk in the green wood which turned in a plaque. When the owner went out to look for the cow, he found the matter. On same day he got a divine message in his dream. He started to worship that stone of plaque. The word sprayed and people have since been visiting the place annually. Since the plaque was found in rocky soil (Bharad) the goddess come to be known as Bharadi.

The date of annual fair at Aanganewadi(“AanganewadichiJatra”), in Masure known as parallel Pandharpur of Konkan, is announced in February each year. The name Aanganewadi indicate predominance of people with surname Angane. According to a legend a goddess materialized in village in the form of a stone plaque, 400 years ago. Since then people have been flocking to a village for ‘Darshan’, every year. There is no fixed day or date for the fair. It is decided by consents.

Although Aanganewadi is a part of Masure village, a dispute between Devasthan committees of the two places led to the separation of Aanganewadi from Masure. Yet that they are attached by faith in the goddess.

Aanganewadi temple is renewed just before 2 years. This temple is built of plaque stone in the Nagara style of architecture is enclosed in a spacious courtyard. The sanctum internally a square and externally a stellar structure houses a small plaque. The sanctum is crowned with a graceful tower, crowned with a giant amalaka and a golden kalasha.

Kunkeshwar Temple

Kunkeshwar Temple, an ancient Shiva Temple is located in Kunkeshwar village, 14 Kms from Devgad town. A pristine beach with a very long stretch of seashore and white sand adds to the beauty of temple surroundings.

This beautiful temple near beach has alluring architecture with reminiscent of South Indian style of temple architecture. Yadav Kings built this temple in 1100 A. D. ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj who rejuvenated this temple many times was a frequent visitor to this temple. This temple is also famous as Kashi of South Konkan. Every year a huge celebration takes place on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which keeps religious beliefs in constant sight of the multitudes. During the festival a large number of devotees throng this place with their families and friends. This vigilant Shiva deity bestows blessings on everyone who surrenders to its feet.

Every temple has an story kunkeshwar has story of irani sailor according to story the temple of Kunkeshwar was built many years back. Once a sailor traveling in the sea for trade came near the beach of Kunkeshwar. Suddenly a a havoc appeared in sea . The sailor was a Muslim .The ship seemed to sink in the sea. He saw a lamp on that beach .He prayed to that lamp “I don’t know who you are. But if you will help me and stop the havoc I will build a temple for you”. And his ship came to the seashore of Kunkeshwar without any problem. He built the temple as promised. The Shivlinga was already there. As the Sailor was a non-Hindu, he thought that his religion will not accept him. Therefore he committed suicide from the top of temple.but according to research such stories are spred to protect the temple from mughal sultans.

On the eastern side of the temple has pandav times caves  The caves are with beautifully carved male and female warriors in black rock. With the presence of Ganesh idol along with Shiv-linga and Nandi in the center, this place is must see for every visitor

Rameshwar Temple Achara

Rameshwar is the resident deity of Achara village. It is popularly known as the Inamdar Shri Dev Rameshwar Temple and is devoted to Lord Shiva.

It is mentioned as an ancient temple.The construction of the temple of Rameshwar is attractive and artistic. Ramnavami is a famous festival celebrated in this temple. Similarly celebration of Hanuman Jayanti, Mahashivaratri is also celebrated with great enthusiasm.