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Yogesh Paradkar

Vengurla is a town located on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, India. This small town some say has natural beauty, good beaches, as well as a rich culture and heritage. The town is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with a lush green foliage (mainly cashew, mango, coconut plantations interspersed with all kinds of berry trees).There are very famous Cashew factories namely N.M.Varaskar Cashew Factory,Atul Cashew Factory etc.To the north there is Dabholi hill, to the south there is Mochemad hill, east is encompassed by Tulas hill, while to the west it's the deep blue Arabian Sea all the way till horizon. Some say the view of the town acquires a different shade of beauty from every different angle one views it. This town also has some beautiful temples like Shri Sateri, Rameshwar, the famous "Shri Navadurga at Kanyale-Redi",Vengurla Taluka, sri Vetoba at Shiroda, Shri Ravalnath etc

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Places to Visit In and Around Vengurla

Rameshwar Temple - Ancient Gram Devta ( God Shiva – main god of the city ) of Vengurla.

Shri Devi Navadurga Temple,Kanyale-Redi,Vengurla - Originally from Goa.Ancient Gram Devta of Kanyale-Redi,Vengurla.

Vengurla Port – Once upon a time , a very busy sea port in this area. It still has a light house . A very beautiful view of the Sea can be seen from here. Also Terekhol river & Goa border are visible.

Ubhadanda Beach & Sagareshwar Temple --- This beach is about 3 kms from Vengurla. Has golden sand , pleasant breeze .It is very clean without any pollution. On the sea shore itself is the Temple of Shiva. Worth visiting.

Mochemad - at a distance of about 8 kms from Ubhadanda , very beautiful sea shore and greenery. Nice beach . On the way from Vengurla to Redi , from the hill top , the beach can be seen below. Huge Rocks are also an attraction here.

Vengurla Market – Main market place of the city with many shops. During May – June , you will find fruits available in plenty and very cheap also . Nearby is the fish market. Cashew nuts / Mangoes available in plenty . Famous for " Khaja " , a sweet dish prepared from joggery.

Shiroda / Aaravali - can be called as twin villages with a major market place at Shiroda. Sunday is a special day for marketing here. Sea shore is very near. Shiroda is at 8 kms from Vengurla towards Redi.

Shri Vetoba Temple & Shri Sateri Temple at Aaravali - Both are in Aaravali . Have lot of religious importance in this region. The idol of Shri Vetoba's idol is very huge .

Shri Sateri Temple at Parabwada ,Vengurla - one more goddess Sateri Temple in Vengurla at Parabwada.

Redi Ganesh Temple – This god Ganesh was found in the mines of Redi. It came in the dream of a worker who works in the mine , and asked him to search for him in the mines.When the mines were dug , this Ganesh idol was found underneath . It is a huge idol with only 2 hands. Also a big mouse ( vehicle of Ganesh ) was found there near

Shri Mauli Temple of Redi- Goddess Mauli is the Gram Devta of Redi region. Has a huge ancient temple.

Shri Mauli Temple of Shiroda - One more temple of goddess mauli at Shiroda , very near from Shiroda market.

Shri Ram Purush Temple - One more ancient temple at Kanyale -Redi worth visiting .This also belongs to many Goud Saraswat Brahmins , among others.

Swayambhu Mahadev Temple at Redi - This is a Swayambhoo (emerged from land on its own) Temple of lord Shiva.

Purnadasbaba Upaskar Maharaj Samadhi & Shri Vitthal Mandir at Ubhadanda ,Vengurla - Saint at Ubhadanda .Beautiful Vitthal (Vishnu ) Temple worth visiting.

Redi Port & Fort Yashwantgad -- Again a major sea port of this region . Redi called Redipattan earlier , was /is a famous mining area . Maharashtra state ends here and from Terekhol starts the Goa border , towards the south. Redi is at a distance of 20 kms from Vengurla. Yeshwantgad fort is said to have lot of importance during days of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj but lies unattended now


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