famous shrine has carved out an eminent niche in the temple that Bharat khand,
many immortal works embody vast corpus of information that highlight its origin,
deities, rulers, bhaktas and the like. Among them, Karvir Mahatmya, Kolhapur
Mahatmya, Devi Bhagavatha; Matsya, Padma, Markandeya and Brahmanda Puranas and
the Mahabhart, Harivamsa deserve special mention. They embody several
outstanding episodes and illustrate its glory in full. Some Jain scriptures,
like Brihatkatha Kosha also embody certain events dealing with the greatness of
this place. Besides, the achieves furnish several facts with dates, like the endowments
made by the rulers and the philanthropists.
the many places of worship in the city of Kolhapur, such as the jain Mandirs,
Budhist Stupas etc. Mahalakshmi shrine, the focal point of irresistible
attraction arrests the attention of the visitors by its tall towers, lofty
arches, huge mandaps and grand dipmalas even from a distance. As the entire
structure is built on an elevated place, it is an important landmark visible for
miles round, although cement jungles ire trying to conceal her grandeur.