People from all, over the world visit Jotiba. The large numbers of devotees of Jotiba are spread among the states of Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh of India. The number of visitors to Jotiba is increasing day by day.
After defeating Kolhasur & other devils; the goddess of health, wealth & prosperity Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) decided to settle in Kolhapur (Karveer). For the complete defense of her empire, she appointed four guards at the four sides of Kolhapur (Karveer). Among these four guards; the most important is Jotiba; to whom Mahalaxmi (Ambabai) appointed at the northern side. Jotiba is even known as Kedareshwar. The almighty; God Jotiba; is the king of southern region; thus known as “Dakkahancha Raja”. In this website; we are going to try our best to publish maximum possible information about Jotiba. The references are from Kedarvijay, Laxmivijay, Karveermahatmya etc. famous & the most authentic literatures available today. Every year on Chaitra Shuddha 11 th i.e. on the occasion of “Ekadashi” thousands of devotees gather on Jotiba hill. They celebrate their joy of visiting god Jotiba by dancing with the huge sticks; known as Sasankathi. During these days after worshiping god Jotiba; and after looking his royal grace; the joy of all the devotees is very hard to describe in words. At least once in your life; you must experience the satisfaction behind visiting Jotiba temple at Wadi Ratnagiri.
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