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    • Monsoon Trip 2012Shrivardhan-Harihareshwar-DiveagarOverview
A
small
town
located
200
km
from
Mumbai,
Harihareshwar
had
long
been
popular
as
an
important
pilgrimage
town.
It
was
only
a
few
years
ago
that
it
gained
the
reputation
of
a
quiet
weekend
getaway
from
Mumbai.
The
16th
century
temple
at
Harihareshwar
is
located
right
on
the
beach.
And
it
is
these
beaches
which
has
made
it
popular
with
citywallahs
looking
for
an
escape.
Long,
shallow
and
wide,
these
pristine
beaches
are
ideal
for
swimming.
The
backdrop
of
the
Konkan
coastline
adds
its
own
charm
to
this
scene.

Such
is
the
importance
of
the
temple
located
here,
that
Harihareshwar
is
also
known
as
the
Kashi
of
the
South.
The
hill
on
the
seashore
at
Harihareshwar
is
also
known
as
Harihar
or
Pushpadri.
The
temple
consists
of
idols
of
Brahma
‐
Vishnu
‐
Mahesh
and
Devi
Parvati.
The
other
temples
in
the
premises
are
of
Shri
Kalbhairav
and
Shri
Yogeshwari.
The
sacred
Harihareshwar
is
surrounded
by
four
holy
hills,
namely,
Harihareshwar,
Harshinachal,
Bramhadri
and
Pushpadri.
One
important
thing
to
keep
in
mind
is
that
cell
phones
do
not
work
at
Harihareshwar.
There
are
some
STD
booths
near
the
temple,
and
you
may
have
to
ask
if
they
work.
So
rest
assured,
your
holidays
are
going
to
be
mobile‐free.

Harihareshwar
is
usually
coupled
with
a
trip
to
Shrivardhan
(19
km)
or
Dive
Agar
(25
km)
–
small
towns
known
for
their
beaches...
How
to
reach
Harihareshwar
Bus:
Harihareshwar
state
owned
road
transport
buses
from
nearby
towns
connect
Harihareshwar.
Private
buses
services
run
from
Mumbai
(205
km).

Train:
Harihareshwar
is
connected
to
Mumbai
and
Pune
by
rail.
The
nearest
railhead
to
Harihareshwar
is
Mangaon
(65
km)
on
the
Konkan
Railway
line.

Flight:
Mumbai
(at
a
distance
of
220
km)
is
the
nearest
airport
to
Harihareshwar.

    • Things
to
do
and
see
in
Harihareshwar
Tamhini
Ghat
 
Tamhini
ghat
is
one
of
the
most
beautiful
ghats
in
Konkan
area.
Tamhini
ghat
connects
Konkan
to
Dekkan
Plateau.
The
famous
holy
godess
Vinzai
Devi
temple
is
situated
near
the
Eastern
enroute
to
Tamhini
Ghat.
Rocky
Mountains,
Tricky
Ghat
sections,
Waterfalls,
Bhira
&
Pawna
Dam
are
a
few
places
of
interest
to
the
tourists.
Shrivardhan
Beach
White
sands
which
spread
for
miles
on
either
side
–
that
is
the
beauty
of
the
Shrivardhan
beach.
The
expanse
of
the
sea
is
a
turquoise
blue
and
there
usually
you
will
find
some
college
kids
playing
football
in
the
water.
The
shores
are
clean
and
the
water
shallow
which
makes
it
ideal
for
swimming.
 

    • Dive
Agar
Dive
Agar
is
a
coastal
village
and
boasts
of
a
great
beach.
Dive
Agar
is
about
6
km
from
Shrivardhan
and
about
25
km
from
Harihareshwar.
The
place
is
famous
for
its
Ganapati
Temple
and
the
gold
mask
of
Lord
Ganesha.
It
is
said
that
the
gardens
of
Draupadi
Dharma
Patil
in
the
small
village
of
Dive
Agar
yielded
more
than
vegetables
when
workers
uncovered
a
meter‐long
copper
box
two
years
ago.
Inside
was
a
3.3‐pound,
1.25‐foot
high
solid
gold
Ganesha
mask,
dating
from
the
17th
century.
The
discovery
has
turned
the
village
into
a
holy
place,
with
pilgrims
visiting
from
far
to
see
the
exquisite
artifact.
The
magnificence
of
the
gold
mask
is
awe‐inspiring.
Photography
is
totally
prohibited
but
pictures
are
available
inside
the
temple
itself.
 
 
Suvarnaganesha
(Golden
Ganesh)
 Temple:
History
of
Suvarnaganesha
 is
quite
fascinating.
It
was
on
the
 special
day
of
November
17th,
1998
 (Sankashti
Chaturthi
as
per
the
 Hindu
calendar)
that
there
was
 found
a
copper
box
beneath
the
 earth.
It
was
weighing
30
kilos
in
a
 coconut
cultivation
near
the
 temple.

 
 The
box
was
muddy
as
it
was
buried
 and
looked
ancient.
It
had
some
 words
written
from
the
10
century
 in
Sanskrit.
This
incident
attracted
 all
the
mob
from
the
Diveagar
 village.
This
was
the
second
incident
 that
an
ancient
piece
of
history
was
 found,
as
earlier
there
was
found
a
 "Tamraptra"
at
the
same
place.
 when
the
box
was
opened
in
 presence
of
Govt
Officials,
there
was
a
sculpture
of
Lord
Ganesh
made
out
of
pure
gold.
Also
the
box
contained
ornaments
belonging
to
Lord
Ganesha.
It
was
then
that
the
god
was
named
"Suvarnaganesh".
Suvarnaganesh
is
a
complete
idol
of
Lord
Ganesha,but
a
sculpture
of
pure
24
caret
gold.Its
weighted
1
kilo
and
300grams,with
height
of
24
inches.
It
is
said
that
this
sculpture
was
created
to
mask
some
Lord
Ganesh
stone
idol,
which
was
earlier
in
the
temple.
However
its
still
a
puzzle
as
to
who
has
buried
it
and
for
what
reason.
But
people
of
Diveagar
have
tremendous
faith
in
Suvarnagensh
and
that
the
god
is
blessing
the
place
with
prosperity.


Kalbhairav
Shiva
Temple


This
16th
century
Shiva
temple
has
long
been
revered
as
a
holy
site.
Its
many
temples
have
given
Harihareshwar
the
nickname
of
the
Kashi
of
the
South.
The
complex
consists
of
the
Gayatri
Tirth,
Sita
Sansar,
Vishnu
Pad,
Pandav
Tirth
and
101
Kaurav
Astitva
temples.
The
other
temples
in
the
premises
are
of
Shri
Kalbhairav
and
Shri
Yogeshwari.
A
visit
to
Harihareshwar
is
complete
only
after
the
pradakshina
of

    • the
temples.
The
pradakshina
is
a
path
around
the
temple
which
climbs
a
hill,
into
the
sea
and
around
the
shoreline
and
then
back
to
the
temple.
The
Pradakshina
trail
is
a
steady
climb
with
rock
cut
steps,
winding
up
to
about
200
feet.
Then
there
is
a
descent
of
another
flight
of
rock
cut
steps
which
lead
out
to
the
sea.
There
is
a
flat
table
top
ledge
with
overhanging
rocks
eroded
by
the
ever
battering
waves
of
the
sea
during
high
tides.
It
is
not
advisable
to
enter
into
this
area
when
the
tides
are
high.
Pradakshina
can
be
done
when
the
tide
is
low.
The
Gayatri
Tirth
lies
to
the
right
of
the
rocky
face
of
the
hillock,
just
as
you
enter
the
pradakshina
area.
From
here,
the
ledge
flares
appreciably,
giving
a
majestic
view
of
the
jagged
rocky
wall
on
the
right
and
the
chopping
sea
on
the
left.
The
sunset
is
very
spectacular
from
this
point.
The
rest
of
the
pradakshina
can
be
completed
in
about
15
minutes.
 

    • Where to Eat? (Just for reference)Suhas
Bapat’s
Khanaval:
This
is
a
truly
amazing
place
with
awesome
food.
You
will
be
served
authentic
maharastrian
food
with
Modak.
The
contact
number
is:
09423837967,
09271127337.
you
need
to
call
in
the
morning
before
9:00
AM
or
better
on
previous
day
and
confirm
your
order.
Ad‐hoc
visits
will
leave
you
disappointed.
Once
you
visit
Ganesh
Mandir,
stay
straight
on
the
same
road
till
you
see
signboard
for
a
Speedbreaker.
Bapats
house
is
on
your
right
near
to
Marathi
School.

Suvarnaganesh
Khanaval:
Contact
Anant
Parker
:
952147
–
225045.
Very
near
to
Pinakin
Hotel
and
Ambience
cottages
(by
walk
10
min):
Good
Sea
Food
(Pomfret
/
Surmai).
Fish
Thali
for
Rs
150.

There
are
many
such
places
in
Diveagar
where
you
can
taste
homely
authentic
Konkani
Food.
But
you
need
to
inform
them
in
advance.
There
are
not
many
restaurants
/
mess
where
you
can
just
walk‐in
and
have
food.
Travel PlanHere
is
the
tentative
list
of
items
would
be
done
in
the
trip
 July
14,
2012
 
 7:00
am
 Starting
point
‐
Vashi
Highway
 9:00
am
 Breakfast
 11:00
am
 Tamhini
Ghat
(Waterfalls
&
Sightseeing)
 ‐‐
 Lunch
 ‐‐
 Journey
to
Shrivardhan
beach
 ‐‐
 Journey
to
Harihareshwar
for
stay
 ‐‐
 Dinner
 July
15,
2012
 
 9:00
am
 Breakfast
 ‐‐
 Temples
in
Harihareshwar
(Kalbhairav
Shiva
Temple)
 ‐‐
 Sightseeing
on
Harihareshwar
beach
 ‐‐
 Journey
to
Dive
Agar
Suvarnaganesha
(Golden
Ganesh)
Temple:

 ‐‐
 Pali
Ganesh
temple
(if
time
is
available)
 10:30
pm
 Reach
Mumbai
safely
*
Please
note
the
above
table
represents
just
the
details
of
the
trip
travel
locations.
The
time
may
vary.