The Shri Mahalakshmi Templeof Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India, is one of the 18 Shakti Peethas indexed in numerous puranas of Hinduism. The temple is of special religious importance and is taken into consideration to be a place wherein Shakti manifests and as considered one of handiest six sacred homes of Shakti in which worshipers can either be freed from or granted their longings. She is fondly referred to as Ambabai because of this Divine Mother. Located on the banks of the Panchganga River, about 156 miles south of Pune, the Kolhapur Shakti Peetha takes its call from Lakshmi, the 4-armed, gemstone-adorned goddess of right fortune, the regular shape of whom is Shakti.
Lakshmi is endowed with six divine features, among them prosperity. It is thought that the divine couple, Lakshmi and Vishnu reside within the region. It is aslo believed that Lord Vishnu is living here in the shape of Mahalaxmi. The temple belongs architecturally to the Chalukya empire and become first built in the 7th century. The temple is cited in multiple Puranas. There is proof to expose that the Konkan king Kamadeo, Chalukyas, Shilahara, Yadavas of devagiri dynasties visited this city. Adi Shankaracharya additionally visited. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Sambhaji reigned.