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Kaneri Math – Holy place to visit in Kolhapur!

Kaneri Math is located in Kolhapur city of Maharashtra. The vision of this holy place is to convert spiritual thinking into the well-being of society. A large number of devotees gives the visit to Kaneri every year. Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum is located in the premises of this Math only. 


This holy temple is among famous religious & most visited places in Kolhapur. This math is located in a Kaneri village, which is 15 km from Kolhapur city. This spot is said to be 1400+ years old. Math is located amidst hilly jungle area. Yogi Saints used to meditate at this place in the 7th century. It was a dense jungle & perfect place for meditation in ancient times. The saints who used live in this jungle were known as Siddha-Purush.

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Kaneri Math is dedicated to Lord Shiva(Mahadev). The temple is situated on a high hill. The shiv-ling of Shiva temple was installed by a Lingayat Priest in the 14th century. This temple has the serene & energetic atmosphere. Sculpture of hugNandi bull is situated in front of the temple. This temple was renovated by a Lingayat Priest Shree Kadsiddheshwar Maharaj about 500 years ago. Nowadays the temple is also known as Kadsiddheshwar Temple. The Math has 38 m deep well and 13 m big idol of Lord Shiva. This math is among the most visited tourist spots in Kolhapur. Map to reach Kaneri from Kolhapur is given below:

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The interior of the Kaneri Math is 10’x10′ with 2 small mandap’s outside. Beautiful Nandi bull is engraved on stone pillars. At present Shri Adhrushya Kadsiddheswar Swamiji is running the Math. He is the 49th Mathadhipathi of this Math. Siddhagiri Math has created significant change in the villages and towns nearby Kaneri. Math authorities undertake many social services, activities, and projects for improvement of people.

It is a very nice place surrounded by beautiful nature. It is said that Shivaji Maharaj & Sambhaji Maharaj also gave the visit to this holy place. A tomb of Mira-Saheb was also built on this hill. Mira-Saheb was a Muslim priest & he was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. It is one of the good religious places to visit in Kolhapur!


BEST TIME TO VISIT: It remains open throughout the year.

LOCATION: Kaneri village, Karveer Taluka, 15 km from Kolhapur city, Maharashtra.

TIMINGS: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

CONTACT NUMBER: You can contact the temple trust on 0231-2672380

FAX NUMBER: 0231-2672380

EMAIL: In case if you have any queries or questions then drop an email on contact@siddhagiri.in or trust@siddhagiri.in


Kolhapur is well connected to all major cities by road, railway & air. Options to reach the Math from Kolhapur city are given below:

  1. From Kolhapur city, proceed via NH-4 (Pune-Banglore) Highway. About 10 km later you will come across Gokul Shirgaon Junction. From this junction take the right turn to reach Kaneri village.
  2. You can catch a Kolhapur Municipal Transport(KMT) bus for Kagal or Kaneri from Kolhapur railway bus stand. Kaneri Bus will directly take you up to Kaneri & Kagal bus will take you up to Kaneri MIDC. Auto-rickshaws are available from Kaneri MIDC for the Math. Other buses for Chandrapur & Chandgad also take a halt at Kaneri MIDC.

-NEAREST RAIL STATION: Kolhapur station (12 km) is the nearest railway station to reach this place. Various vehicles on hire are easily available from the station to reach this spot.

-NEAREST AIRPORT: There is an airport near Ujalaiwadi. Which is located at 9 km off from Kolhapur. It is the nearest airport near Kaneri Math.

ACCOMMODATION: As this spot is easily accessible from Kolhapur, you can stay in Kolhapur. There are many budget hotels, semi-deluxe & luxury hotels in Kolhapur for accommodation purpose.

EATING STUFF: There are no good food options nearby museum. You can have food in Kolhapur before heading to the math. Or else there are some hotels on the NH-4 highway to have food.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Siddhagiri Museum, Rashi Udyan & Mahalaxmi Temple.

WEBSITE OF MATH: For more detailed information about Kaneri Math-Siddhagiri Math & Gurukul Foundation in Kolhapur you can visit www.siddhagiri.in


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