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Maharastra
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  KOLHAPUR - MAHALAKSHMI MANDIR

THE ARCHAMURTI:

The enchanting image of Mother Mahalakshmi about three feet in height, is installed on a raised bhadrapeeth. It is carved in black stone. She reveals in standing postures with four arms adorned with ayudhas, like the lower right hand holding a fruit-called matulinga, the upper right a big size mace, Kaumodaka, its head touching the ground; upper left hand Khalataka shield and the lower left panpatra - a bowl. The crown adorning the Mother is beautified with the figures of cobra hood and a Sivalinga with a yoni around it. There is evidence that this Karaviravasini Mahalakshmi was worshipped as Mahasakti. The iconographic proof and the existence of Sriyantra in the corner of the wall along with certain rites performed here prove beyond doubt that this was a renowned Sakthi-Pita in the beginning. The architectural design of the garbha griha built with the entrance facing the west has enriched the sanctity further with the falling of Sun's rays through the window on the image for three days in a year. This sight is deemed extremely suspicious and people in thousands avail the sight of the Mother's image bathed in the golden rays of the setting Sun. Are the architects devoid of devotion? Sure, they put their souls into construction to enchase its divinity.

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