Kopeshwar temple

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Side view of Kopeshwar Temple, Khidrapur

Kopeshwar Temple is at Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. It is also accessible from Sangli. It was built by Silhara King Gandaraditya in the 12th century and then by Seuna Yadavas. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Inside view of SwargaGruha of Kopeshwar Temple, Khidrapur

It has a vestibule with an open top. the sanctum is conical. The exterior has stunning carvings of deities and secular figures. Elephant statues sustain the weight of the temple at the base.


Kanhere, Gopal Krishna. The temples of Maharashtra. Maharashtra Information Centre 1989 p. 105