Friday, 4 June 2010

Kiran Utsav



Kiran Utsav is one of the popular festivals in India. It is organized at Mahalaxmi Temple of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra on 31st January, 1st February, and 9th, 10th, and 11th November every year. Goddess Laxmi is worshipped during this festival. 

The Mahalaxmi Temple is elegantly decorated for this festival. Millions of pilgrims throng to Kolhapur to take part in this festival from all over India. One can witness the amazing architecture of the Mahalaxmi Temple, which had been built in a way that the rays of the setting sun coming through a window touches the Goddess's feet before it vanishes. 

Kolhapur is well connected by air, rail and road with the important places within and beyond the state. Numbers of hotels are available in Kolhapur for accommodation.