Mandhardevi Kalubai Bhor
About Mandhardevi Kalubai
Mandhardevi Kalubai temple is near Wai (Satara District, Maharashtra, India). Located on a hill 4,650 feet above sea level, the temple, some 20 km from Satara, overlooks the picturesque Purandar fort. Devotees attribute miraculous properties to a grove around the shrine. Local lore has it that the temple is more than 400 years old and was built during Shivaji's Maratha rule; no definite date on the construction is available.
The title of the land is in the name of Lord Mandeshwar and Kaleshwari Devi. Most of the year there is little tourist traffic. The nearest primary health centre is six kilometres away and a major hospital is at Satara town.
The idol of Kalubai sports two silver masks and silk finery. The masks are carried in a procession by members of the Gurav family, seen as the hereditary custodians of the shrine. Members of this family take turns to conduct rituals.
By Air: There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Mandhardevi. The nearest airport is Lohegaon Airport, Pune. You can reach Kalubai Mandir Mandhardevi by taking cabs or private cars or by MSRTC or Luxurious Buses from the airport.
By Rail: There are no regular trains from other major cities of the country to Mandhardevi. The nearest airport is Satara 58km away. You can reach Kalubai Mandir Mandhardevi by taking cabs or private cars from the railway station.
By Road: You can reach Kalubai Mandir Mandhardevi by taking cabs or private cars or by MSRTC or Luxurious Buses from Wai, Pune and Satara. National Highway NH4 is the nearest National Highway to reach Mandhardevi.
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