Mahalaxmi Temple information
Kolhapur’s atmospheric old town is built around the lively and colourful Mahalaxmi Temple dedicated to Amba Bai, or the Mother Goddess. The temple’s origins date back to AD 10, but much of the modern structure is from the 18th century. It’s one of the most important Amba Bai temples in India and therefore attracts an unceasing tide of humanity. Non-Hindus are welcome and it’s a fantastic place for a spot of people- watching. Nearby, past a foyer in the Old Palace, is Bhavani Mandap , dedicated to the goddess Bhavani.