Jyotiba Temple


13.7/5(6 Ratings)

Jyotiba Temple Overview

Ranked 7 of 22 sightseeing in Kolhapur

Jyotiba Temple was constructed by Navajisaya in 1730 and is dedicated to Lord Jyotiba. Jyotiba is considered to be an incarnation of three main gods, Mahesh, Vishnu and Brahma. According to Indian Mythology, Jyotiba is believed to have helped Mahalaxmi to fight against Ratnasur, who was a demon.

Tourists prefer to visit this temple during the large fair that is held in the full moon days of Vaishakh and Chaitra every year. Jyotiba Temple is situated at a distance of 17 km from Kolhapur and is located at an elevation of 3,100 ft above sea level in Wadi Ratnagiri.

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What travellers are saying about Jyotiba Temple

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -9:30 PM
5:00 AM -9:30 PM
5:00 AM -9:30 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -9:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Dipesh Vora

Dipesh Vora4.3/5

19 reviews

A very old temple

The place kula-devata Jyotiba of many. It is very old temple. The temple is good, like a fort it has walls and entrance. But at every point you see the so called priests asking for dakshina which is sad. Apart from that the lord and the temple, it is quite nice.



5 reviews

A memorable sight to see

It's a little far, from city. But temple was a memorable sight to see. It's made of a black rock, smeared with deep pink, all around. The chants by the local crowd were very touching and they showed extreme belief in the deity. It's a must visit.

Linda Wark

Linda Wark0.4/5

1 review

Horrible abuse of the temple elephant

Please do not use your tourist dollars here, they chain, deprive and beat the elephant there. He lives a solitary existence and is used to attract tourists. Please look up the video on YouTube of the abuse that "Sunder" must endure, so that tourists will come.

Kishor Mahajan

Kishor Mahajan5.0/5

5 reviews

Satisfaction to the soul

This place is situated on the top of the Hill. Everyone can get a spiritual feeling here. The idol of Jyotiba is attractive one and gives deep satisfaction to our soul.