Marleshwar Temple and Waterfall

Tourists should visit this important temple in Sangmeshwar for devotion and natural beauty.  We can see Sahyadri's huge precipice and river. We get a surprise when we reach Marleshwar in the pleasant atmosphere. At the right side we get the entrance of the cave and near the entrance of the cave, there is 'Kund' of cold water. When we enter the cave we can see Shri. Marleshwar.  Friendly snakes and cobras are everywhere in the cave but noteworthy thing is not a single person has died because of snakes here. If we go ahead, 'Dhareshwar' waterfall can be seen. The waterfall sight is very beautiful from the cave but we don't get an idea about the height of the waterfall from here. We will have to go beyond 'Karambeli Doh' for that.

We get to hear many stories about Marleshwar from local people. On the day of  'Makarsankranti' marriage of Marleshwar and Girijadevi takes place. Local villagers celebrate the marriage ceremony with great enthusiasm. Besides on 'Mahashivratri' and 'Tripuri Poornima' there is fair. At the beginning of 18th century, this 'Shivling' was in Muradpur, which was brought here in the cave after tyrant Muradkhan started vexing people of Muradpur. This temple is known as 'Trambakeshwar' of Konkan.  Marleshwar name may have come from Maral village.   

Getting There:
Marleshwar is 18 kms from Devrukh and 30 kms from Sangameshwar.  One has to go to Maral village, which is 14 kms from Devrukh. And after that 3 km road is by motorway and 1 km is by foot. Direct State Transport buses are available to go to Marleshwar from Devrukh.

Country India
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code02354
Vehicle registrationMH-08

Places to see nearby:

Malgund: Just a kilometer away from Ganapatipule, Malgund village is famous for Marathi poet Keshavsoot’s birthplace.

Pawas: It is serene and naturally beautiful.  The place is also prominent for the ashram of Swami Swarupanand.
Jaigad Fort: The legendary fort stands high and proud on the cliff with a spectacular view of the sea.  The fort is at the entrance of the Sangameshwar river.

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