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Vyadeshwar Temple

An ancient temple of Maharashtra, Shri Vyadeshwar Temple is highly regarded by the people of the state. It’s close to clean beaches and white sand, which makes it a truly serene destination for a religious visit.

Shri Vyadeshwar Temple is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, which was established in Guhagar, Maharashtra. This city has clean beaches without any pollution and white sand around it. This is a destination of several chitpavan Brahmins.

It is assumed that Lord Shiva has been living in Guhagar in the form of Vyadeshwar Shivalinga from several years. Other myths say that Vyadeshwar Temple was built after the reinvention of Vyadeshwar Shivalinga.


According to the history of this temple, Lord Parshurama requested Lord Shiva to visit Konkan land everyday so that he can see him. Lord Shiva accepts his request but after the birth of Lord Rama and Krush, Lord Shiva took the form of Shivalinga located in Konkan land. This Shivalinga is called Vyadeshwar.


It is made in Panchayatan style with four assisting shrines present in all four corners. This prime shrine is present in the middle of this podium. Lord Shiva is present at the center and the surrounding deities are Lord Ganesha, goddesses Parvati, Lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi and Sun. A statue of Nandi is located in front of prime shrine. All statues are made of marble.

Vyadeshwar Temple has three entrances-East, West and South corners. An entry from the East side provides a view of Garud and Maruti statues.

Embodiment of Vyadeshwar Temple

In the ancient times, three small pieces were separated from the main part of Shivalinga and each piece takes another form of Linga called as Walkeshwar Balkeshwar and Udaleshwar. They are located in three different locations: Borya Adoor, Asgoli and Anjanwel respectively. These Shiv Lingas are also known as Lord Vyadeshwar’s embodies. People who come to visit Shri Vyadeshwar should also visit embodiment of Lord Shiva.


Shri Vyadeshar Temple is well maintained by several Persists who continuously worship Lord Shiva and chant sacred mantras.

Nearby Attractions

There are also several other holy points located near Shri Vyadeshwar such as Kutakeshwar, Hrudakeshwar, Urfata Ganesh, Bhairav, Rameshwar, Durgadevi, Sapteshwar, Karhateshwar and others.

Ufarata Ganpati

This is Lord Ganesha’s temple situated 200 meters away from the main market on the Anjani road. Lord Ganesha’s statue is carved of white stone and it was discovered 300 years ago.

Guhagar Beach

It is counted as one of the cleanest and free from pollution beaches located in Maharashtra. It is only 200 meters away from Guhagar S.T. People can enjoy street foods here.


Velanshwar is about 25 km away from South of Guhagar. It is a charming temple of Lord Shiva with its one side to sea shore. There are several similar temples of more gods such as Shri Ganesha, Lord Vishnu, and Kalabhairav.


It is a small village situated about 27 km away from Guhagar. This small village also occupies worth seeing places near Guhagar. Among of which Dashabuja Ganapti is most popular. The statue of lord Ganesha is made of marble and brought from Jammu Kashmir in the time of Peshwas. The Brahman Ghal located 3km away from Dashabuja Ganpati temple and made at the sea side. There is Uma Maheshwari temple also located by the same side. The charismatic thing is a gorge made of black rock and size about 25 X 1- 2 X 20 feet size.

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