Shri Sateri BhadraKali Temple, Aronda

Aronda is a village in the Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra state, India. Aronda is famous for coconut cashew nuts, mangoes, jack fruit, Kokum, and rice. Aronda is a port on the boundary of Goa and Maharashtra. Aronda is next to Terekhol River, and has many ancient temples such as the Shri Sateri Bhadrakali Shri Ravalnath and Kulkar temple.
The original name of the village Aronda was Aravande. It is taught that the name Aravande is derived from Aravind, which means lotus. There is one lake between the Shri Sateri, Bhadrakali, and Ravalnath temples called Devtale. The myth goes that all gods and goddesses are taking a bath in it. This lake is full of red lotuses, and as such, the name of village is Aravande.


Every year on Margashish Shuddha Chaturthi, there is famous Jatra Utsav of Shri Sateri Bhadrakali Temple. Original residents of Aronda come from all over India on this day for taking the blessing of goddesses. Fireworks of this ustav is one of the well known in Sindhudurg District.

Accomodation:
Hotels in nearby cities.

Getting there: 
By Air : From Goa, nearest airport is in Panjim. One can hire a taxi or other private vehicle plying towards North Goa (Keri).
By Rail : Direct trains from Mumbai, Goa and South India are available, one can aboard at Sawantwadi and hire a vehicle to reach Aronda. Which is around 20 kms away from railway station.
By Road : Direct road available from Mumbai and lots of private vehicle & State Transport facilities available.


Places to see nearby :
1. Border of Maharashtra & Goa cut by Small Creek.
2. Devi Sateri Temple
3. Backwaters
4. Kamat’s Lotus Backwater Resort
5. Arambol Beach, Keri Beach (In Goa, around 7 Kms from Aronda)
6. Redi Ganpati & Beach (4 kms)
7. Aravali’s Vetoba Temple (8 kms)
8. Shiroda Beaches & Market (7 kms)
9. Vengurla Beaches (14 kms)
10. Village Market on Saturdays

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