Dakshin Kashi Shiv Temple

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Thanks to our driver we found out about a small temple nearly 20 kms away from Shrivardhan in another coastal town called Harihareswar. This Shiva temple dates back to 16th century and is popularly known as Dakshin Kashi in Maharashtra. The temple is situated on the sea shore and the pradakshina route comprises the shoreline itself. The beach at Harihareswar is not safe for bathing and it is not advised to get down in the water, so with heavy hearts we stayed clear of the sea. Here we were introduced to another specialty of the Konkan coast, Kokam sarbat. Sipping the refreshing kokam sarbat and taking the blessings of lord Shiva, we ended our journey of the 3 towns of Diveagar-Shrivardhan-Harihareswar.None of us wanted this journey to get over because of obvious reasons, but the duty calls and we started our return journey to Pune. To our surprise the last leg of monsoon was waiting for us in the Western Ghats and again we were lucky to witness the Ghats at its best. Hence bidding adieu to the monsoon we finished our reunion.