This temple is located in the Rathnagiri District of Maharashtra.
About The Temple
This temple offered an unrestricted right to any member of Hindu community. This temple is known, not by the names of deities in the temple but, by the name 'Patit-Pawan', given by Saavarkar (an Indian freedom fighter) himself, illustrating the object behind the temple. It is known National Pilgrim Centre of Social Equality.
Legends and Stories
Saavarkar firmly believed and propagated that no person is depressed, untouchable or 'Patit' by birth. t. It was at the instance of Veer Saavarkar that Shri Bhagoji Sheth Keer, a kind hearted and generous businessman of Rathnagiri built this temple in 1931. The installation ceremony was performed on February 22nd 1931. Through this temple, Saavarkar successfully organized many nation-wide movements to bring about equality in Hindu Society. This temple, known as Patit-Pawan Mandir was the first concrete result of his gigantic efforts.
Best Time to Visit
The annual Ganesh festival that happens in the months of February/March is the best time to visit the temple.
The nearest airport is Rathnagiri airport located at a distance of 12km far from the main city. Tourists can take taxi or cab to reach Rathnagiri city comfortably.
Rathnagiri can be reached by train from Bombay in a journey of about six to seven hours, and is about halfway down the Bombay-to-Goa route.
Private buses ply between Bombay and Rathnagiri.
Patit Pawan Mandir Sanstha
Veer Saavarkar Path
Near Laxmi Chowk
Pin code - 415 612
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple remains open from morning 08.30 AM to 08.30 PM in the night.