Thursday, 17 February 2011


The Kopeshwar, Ancient & artistic temple situated on the bank of Krishna is an example of ancient sculpture. It was built in 11-12 century by Shilahar. In the interior you first see Vishnu (Dhopeshwar) and Shivling facing north. There is no Nandi. Nandi has a separate Mandir here. Separate Actor-Pendal, hall, old pillars, sculptures of gods & male-female artists in various poses are attractive. The ceiling is semicircular with matchless engravings. On the outside complete 'Shivaleetamrit' is carved.

When sati Parvati jumped into Daksha's sacrifice, Lord Shiva was upset. He got peace of mind in this temple. From entrance to Shivaling, we feel peace, coldness and dark. In Shravan, on Monday & Shivratri the mandir is crowded. The palanquin celebration is simply spectacular!

How to Reach :
By Rail :Nearest Railway Station Kolhapur. Khidrapur is 60 Kms Southeast of Kolhapur.
By Road : Kolhapur to Icchalkaranji to Abdullat to Kurundwad to Akiwat to Khidrapur.

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