Devrukh


Devrukh is a town in the tehsil of Sangameshwar in the Ratnagiri district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is headquarters for the Sangameshwar tehsil and a part of the Konkan region. The town enjoys salubrious climate, and the majority population is involved in agriculture. Summers are warm and winters are not very chilly. Every year Devrukh experiences heavy monsoon (400 cm to 500 cm annual rains). Rice, cashew and alphonso (hapus) mangoes are the major crops in Devrukh.

History tells us that Shivaji and Sambhaji visited Devrukh frequently. Shivaji visited Shri Soljai temple many times. Devrukh lies on the shortest way from Raigad fort to Vishalgad fort in the Konkan route. Chousupi in Devrukh is a famous place, which was used as a horse stable during the time of Sambhaji. Kavi Kalash was the caretaker of this place.


Devrukh was the birthplace of social reformer Parvatibai Athavale. As well as birthplace of Shankar Dhondsheth Sardal and his daughter Vimal Shankar Sardal, freedom fighter. Shankar Dhadsheth Sardal played an important role in Bhudan-Chalval with Vinoba Bhave. Shankar Sardal converted Leela Vishvabhar Kanadi literature in Marathi.

Saptalingi River & Bav River are the rivers providing water to this village. Bavnadi is starting from Sahydri hills near to Chandoli sanctuary and Saptlingi also starting from Sahydri hills. Saptlingi means Seven shiva temples situated on the bank if this river like Vadeshwar, Nilkanteshware etc.


How to reach Devrukh:

By Road: It is 17 km from Sangameshwar and 49 km from Ratnagiri. MSRTC provides regular service by which one can reach this place.

By Railway: Sangameshwar & Ratnagiri Are nearby Railway stations.



Places to visit nearby:

1. Saptlingi River 

2. Marleshwar Temple

3. Karneshwar Temple

4. Kedarling Temple

5. Soljai Temple

6. Mahipat Fort




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