Shri Panchganga Mandir, Mahabaleshwar

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Stand at the heart of Shri Panchganga Mandir and watch as waters from five different rivers, one of them being the Krishna River, merge into one pond. You can collect some of the holy water from the pond, and take it home with you for good luck. As you explore, pay attention to the detailed, water-themed architecture, which sheds light on the temple's symbolic importance. Take a guided tour to gain further insight into the site's interesting history, and learn why water had such significance for those who built the temple. Using our custom trip planner, Mahabaleshwar attractions like Shri Panchganga Mandir can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A Temple from where Five (Panch) Rivers (Ganga) originate. The Temple was neat and clean with all necessary protocols being followed.  more »
  • the temple is very old and unique design the temple is present oldest Indian culture and Hindus religion god the temple located is beautiful nature Panch Ganga Temple  more »
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  • The Panch Ganga Temple is the most popular temple located in the Temple Complex at Old Mahabaleshwar. Here you can see the five (panch) rivers (ganga) meet at one place and then flow out as a single stream through the mouth of a sculpted stone cow, or 'Gaumukh'. These 5 rivers are the Koyna, Krishna, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri. The water flow is perennial, and this is the miraculous secret of this temple. Two other rivers also said to originate here; the Bhagirathi flows once in 12 years and the Saraswati flows once in 60 years. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and has a beautiful idol of him. Next to him there is a small idol of Lord Ganesh. After paying their respects to the deities all the devotees take a sip of the holy water flowing from the Gaumukh. The water flowing out of the Gaumukh is one of the best I have ever tasted. It is pure, clean, cold and refreshing. Don't forget to bring an empty bottle or two to carry home this holy water for your near and dear ones. Photography is prohibited inside the temple premises.
  • A temple from where 5 rivers originate. You can drink the water there, it's really cool and pure. One of the rivers flow once in 12 years also originates from this temple. A 5 minutes walk from here can lead you to Krishnani temple on a cliff from where the view of the valley and a lake is breathtaking
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