Hedvi Ganapati Mandir | History & Timings

Hedvi Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu Temple with Lord Ganesh as the main deity in Hedvi Village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. Distance of 7 km from Velneshwar Temple. The Hedvi Ganapati temple timings are from 5 AM to 7 PM.

Hedvi Ganapati Mandir

Hedvi Ganapati Temple is also known as ‘Shri Dashabhuja Lakshmi Ganesh Temple’. Dashabhuja means Lord Ganesh has ten arms. It is an ancient Temple that God had found on the top of the mountain carved with white marble stone. Kashmir found these types of stones in the Kashmir regions.

Hedvi Ganapati idol is very charming. It is 3 feet in height, and it has ten hands. Their local people Celebrate the significant ceremony Birth of  Lord Ganesh. They are mainly celebrated in Shukla Chaturthi to Shashthi in magh. In Dashabhuja Ganesh Temple, we can see Nagraj around the idol’s neck and Goddess Lakshmi Devi Sitting on his left lap.

Hedvi Ganapati Madir

The Hedvi Beach is a black Sand Cove between the white sand beach of Guhagar, Ganapatipule and vulneshwar. But people should avoid dipping because this beach is not safe for Swimming.

History of Hedvi Ganapati Temple

Hedvi Ganapati Mandir has various myths and history. During the 15th century, ruing of moguls, there used to be a Flower tree name is ‘Kevada’ Forest, where the “Swayambhoo” Ganesha is situated. Where Balbhatji Bhide lived, and he is Brahmin.

Once he faced a big personal disaster, he decided to give up food and water until relieved of his problem. So he stayed in the forest alone for penance and worshipped his patron saint “Mangalamurti” Ganesha.

Hedvi Ganapati temple timings

During this time, Bhide had a vision in his dream in which Ganesha said that he had come to Agargule (Ganesh Gule) in his “nirakar” form to alleviate the sufferings of all my devotees. Therefore, you should worship and atone here.

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Hedvi Ganapati Mandir History

One of Bhide’s cows was not milking at the same period, so the cowherd kept an eye on her. He was amazed to see milk dripping from a cow udder at the place where the idol of God is now.

The cowherd described the incident to Bhide, who found a statue of Ganesh, which he had seen in his eyes while Bhide was cleaning the whole area. So he built a shrine on top of the grass there and began to perform his first rituals.

Later, Secretary Annaji Dutta, one of Shivaji Maharaj’s eight trusted ministers, built a magnificent dome instead of a grassy top. The following structure was the auditorium built by Sardar Govindrap Bundle from the Peshwa Court.

After that, Kolhapur Sansthan Secretary Vasudeva Rao Barve made a gilded gopuram peak. His Highness Nanasaheb Peshwa set up the continuous lamp lighting “Nandadeep”, and Ramabai Peshwa created a permanent stone structure for the pilgrims. Madhava Rao Peshwa built the “Sabhamandapan”.

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Places to Visit Near

  • Near the Temple in Hedvi is Uma Maheshwar Temple. This Temple is one of the pretty Temple. It had situated in Carving in the mountain at the Seashore. This Temple has the heritage of dignity and Peace.
  • Shri Velneshwar Temple, This Temple is 5km from Hedvi Ganapati Mandir. The vast Seashore of Welneshwar tempts the tourists of the world. This road twists down through the hill. This Temple has 400 years of history.
  • The next Shri kshetra Parashuram Temple, This temple deity was Lord Parashuram. He is the 6th incarnation of Lord Shri Vishnu.

This Temple has traces of Hindu, Muslim and western architecture simultaneously. This Holy Placed in ‘Mahendra’ mountain where Lord Parashuram Situated on the Goa to Mumbai Highway near Chiplun at pedhe Village.

Hedvi Ganapati Temple Timings

The Hedvi Ganapati Temple timings are:

Temple Timings



Morning Darshan

5:00 AM 5:30 AM
Morning Aarti 5:00 AM

5:30 AM

Noon Aarti

12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Evening Aarti 7 PM

7:30 PM

Khichdi Prasad Time


2:00 PM

How to reach

many ways to reach ganapatipule Temple, and those are as follows:

By Flight:

The nearest airport to the Hedvi Ganesh Mandir is Mumbai Airport, around 375 km away from the Temple.

By Rail:

Konkan Railway station is the nearest station, around 65 km away from the Temple.

By Road:

  • Kolhapur to Ganpatipule is around 144 km.
  • Belgaum to Ganpatipule is around 299 km.
  • Pune to Ganpatipule (via Satara) is around 331 km.
  • Mumbai to Ganpatipule (via Mahad) Is around  375 km.

Hedvi Ganapati Mandir Address:


Maharashtra 415728