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Devrukh is a town in the tehsil of Sangameshwar in the Ratnagiri district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a headquarters for the tehsil Sangmeshwar. It is part of the Konkan region. Devrukh has primarily agrarian society. Devrukh enjoys salubrious climate. Summers are warm and Winters are not very chilly. However every year Devrukh experiences heavy monsoon (400 cm to 500 cm rains every year). Rice, Cashew and Alphonso (Hapus) Mangoes are major crops in Devrukh.
People & History
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & Chatrapti Sambaji Maharaj are many times visited to this place. Shivaji Maharaj was visiteded to shri soljai temples many times. This is the shortest way from Raigad fort to Vishalgad fort via Konkan rout. Chousupi is one of the famous place, this places was using as a horse stable at the time of chatrapti sambhaji Maharaj & Kavi kalash was the taking care of this place.
Devrukh was the birthplace of social reformer Parvatibai Athavale. As well as birthplace of Mr. Shankar dhondsheth Sardal & his daughter vimal shankar sardal freedom fighter. Mr. Shankar Dhadsheth Sardal played important role in Bhudan-Chalval with vinoba Bhave. Mr. Shankar sardal converted LEELA VISHVABHAR kanadi Literature in Marathi.
Saptalingi & Bavnadi is the rivers providing water to this village. Bavnadi is starting from sahydri hills near to chandoli sanctuary & Saptlingi also starting from sahydri hills. Saptlingi means Seven shiva temples situated on the bank if this river like vadeshwar, Nilkanteshware etc.
Devrukh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Devrukh, Founded in 1927, is one of the oldest educational institutes from Konkan Region of Maharashtra. Devrukh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (DSPM) was founded in 1927 by Hon'ble Late Shri Kakasaheb Pandit, Shri Dadasaheb Mavlankar (first Speaker of Lok Sabha), Late Shri Vinayakrao Ketkar (Attorney at Law), Late Shri Dadasaheb Pitre, Late Shri Raosaheb Kulkarni, Late Shri Dadasaheb Sardeshpande and other honourable like-minded citizens from Devrukh. In 1972, Late Shri Tatyasaheb Athalye along with Late Shri Vishwanathrao Sapre took up the massive task of bringing college education to the doorstep of the local masses, by setting up the twin Arts and Commerce faculties in the Devrukh campus. Late Shri Arun V Athalye, who had stood personal guarantee to massive Term Loans extended to the institution, was instrumental in making the institution debt-free and had donated his personal collection of paintings of Old Masters from The Bombay School of Art to the institution. The institution runs the New English School, Devrukh, which was set up in 1927, and educates students from Standard V thru' Standard X and boasts of a long list of well placed alumni. The institution has a Jr College of Science named Guruvarya Kakasaheb Sapre Jr College of Science which was started to commemorate the memory of one of its illustrious Head Masters, Late Kakasaheb Sapre. The institution also has set up an English Medium School, Smt. Arudhatee Arun Padhye English Medium School, Devrukh, which has received recognition from the Government of Maharashtra. The school educates from Nursery and kindergarten thru' Standard VIII and is developing further, with a current student strength of about 400 students. Soljai devi Temple is most attractive newly built. Matru Mandir society is a charitable institution that runs many hospitals, farms, hostels, orphanages since 40+ years.
The Rajendra Mane College of Engineering and Technology is located at distance of about 5 km from the town of Devrukh.
Devrukh has two important destinations near it.
Marleshwar: Marleshwar, is an ancient Cave Shiva Temple, which is at distance of 17.4 km from Devrukh.
Karneshwar: The other is the 'Karneshwar' temple which is built in the Hemadapanthi style of Shiva Temples, and is located at around 22 km from Devrukh.
Tikleshwar: And third is the 'Tikleshwar' temple which is located near Devrukh. This temple is on the top of sahydri hill. From this place you are able to view three villages.
The Deity in all the above temples is Lord Shiva.
Soljai Temple - Soljai is the Gramdevata of this village. Chatrapati Shivaji maharaj was visiting this place whenever travelling from raigad fort to vishalgad fort.Many people from all over the india are visiting this temple.
Devrukh is a small town situated in the Sangmeshwar Taluka. It is 17 km from Sangameshwar and 49 km from Ratnagiri. MSRTC provides regular service by which one can reach this place. A lot of private vehicle operators operate vehicles between Sangmenshwar and Devrukh. Devrukh is 100 km from Kolhapur, and MSRTC provides frequent service on Kolhapur–Devrukh route as well.
There is no direct access for Konkan railway. But there are few MSRTC buses which ply towards Railway station and access for railway station is Sangameshwar & Ratnagiri.
- Devrukh, India page. Retrieved 5 June 2010.