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Bhairavrath Mandir At Kikali Near Satara, Maharashtra

Bhairavnath Mandir At Kikali near Satara in Maharashtra is wonderful Shiva temple not known much to the world. The temple is located around 30 km north of Satara and is off the NH48.

  • The temple was constructed between 12th and 14th century AD during the Yadava period.
  • It is one among the 14 important Bhairavnath temples in Maharashtra.
  • The main sanctum has a Shivling and the temple follows the tridala plan of architecture.
  • There are two Bhairavnath murtis in the temple.
  • The temple has beautiful carvings and panels depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana.
  • Nandi, lamp post, numerous naga sculptures; pillars make the temple worth a visit. Many parts of the shrine are in a dilapidated state.
  • The hero stones near the perimeter wall of the temple are another important attraction here.