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Kankavali

Kankavli is a census town in Sindhudurg district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is an important city due to the city's central location in the Sindhudurg district. All talukas are of an equal distance from Kankavli. Kankavli city is 460 km from Mumbai along the NH 17. Kankavli has a State Transport bus station and a railway station as well. Harkul Budruk is a village about 5 KM from Kankavli and is on the Railway Station Road. There is a temple of Bhalchandra Maharaj. The city is situated in between two rivers. It is 110 km from Kolhapur. It is a cultural, educational and politically rich city.

Kumbhavade village is situated 18 km away from kankavli. They have a very popular Shree Mahalingeshwar Mandir. That mandir have a great history. The structure of mandir is a very attractive. This is Swayambhu Devasthan. Mahashivratri Jatra held every year with pride. This jatra is specially arranged to make a nice visit of villagers & their Kuldaivat Shri Mahalingeshwar God & to receive its blessings.

Kalmath Village is just 1.5 km away from Kankavli. This place is known for their Kalam mango, hapus mango, cashew nuts and karvande.

Kalmath is also known to its masjid (mosque) built in 1960, its was the first mosque grandly built. Narayan Tatu Rane (Ex C.M. Maharashtra state) happens to be from Varawade village which incidentally is in this taluka.

Kankavli is situated on the banks of 2 Rivers 'Gad' and 'Janavli'. It is surrounded by villages like Nagawe, Bidwadi, Kalmath, and Halval. It is an important railway Station on Konkan Railaway route as many super fast trains stop here.
Kankavli Bus Depot

Kankavli Town is centrally located from Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Kankavli has recently come into the limelight as a result of politics. It is a Vidhansabha constituency of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr.Narayan Rane and had witnessed many political disputes between political party members due to dynamic changes in the state's politics in recent times. Narayan Rane left the Shivsena Party and joined Congress. The situation then became politically complicated as Narayan Rane's group was had previous strong Shivsena followers and had bitter relations with Congress activists. Additionally Narayan Nationalist Congress Party and Congress are allies in the state's government.Rane's followers are noted for their rivalry with the Nationalist Congress Party. Kankavli has its own Nagarparishad(Municipal Council) (local authority), a Panchayat Samitee office, Tehsildar Office, Taluka court, and other administrative offices.

Villages in Kankavli taluka include Kumbhavade, Aynal, Asalade, Koloshi, Savdav, Natal, Halvali, Shirwali, Nagawe, Varawade, Kalsuli, Bidwadi, Kanedi, Talere, Nandgaon, Naad, Kalmath, Dariste, Harkul (both Khurd and Budruk regions), Lore, Osargaon, Belane, Bordawe, Janwali, Otav, Shivdav, Sangave, Bhiranwade, Umbrat, Ozaram, Main, Darum, Karul, Kasavan, Sathral and Kasral.

 

Savdav Waterfall

Savdav Waterfall is one of the picnic spots for you and your family to enjoy just after the summer.

Getting there:

10 Kms from Kankavli town. It's advised to travel by your own vehicle as frequency of State Transport buses is very less.

Places to see nearby:

Bhalachandra Maharaj Ashram

This is the place of penance of Bhalchandra Baba. He lived here for 55 years. Monument is constructed and accommodation is available here in specially built 'Bhakt Nivas' for a nominal price. It is possible for devotees to do pooja–archa, abhishekh of shri Samartha’s Monument. After donating fifty one rupees one can do pooja–abhishekh of Samarth once in a year and prasad is sent by post to the mailing address. If a devotee wants to do pooja and abhishekh on any of following festive days, donation of a thousand and one rupees is asked for.

Annual festivals of Samadhi Temple:

  • 1) Shri Samartha’s Punyatithi – Margashirsh Shuddha Saptami.
  • 2) Shri Samartha’s Jayanti – Paush Krishna Shashthi.
  • 3) Mahashivratr – Magh Krushna Trayodashi.
  • 4) Shri Gurudwadashi – Ashvin Krishna Dwadashi.
  • 5) Gurupaurnima – Ashadhi Shudddha 15

Holy place of Bhalchandra Baba’s Meditation period (Vaikunthvasi Pundalik Sabaji Kamat’s alive – monument.)
In Kankavli market, in front of Shri Dev Kashivishveshwar and Shri Dev Datta Temple, there is alive monument of holy man of Kamat family, Pundalik Sabaji Kamat which is 150 years old. This holy man after his age of sixty preferred Sanyasashram and did meditation in a closed room. Then he drove away sorrows of people and at last he expressed his desire to take Sanjivan Samadhi. He took it in front of Datta Temple constructed by him.

When Bhalchandra Maharaj came to Kankavli, he started to sit here. People used to think that he was insane but nephew of revered Pundalik Sabaji Kamat, late Ramchandra Moreshwar Kamat got message that he was not insane but a yogi and he should get place near by me so late Ramchandra Moreshwar Kamat constructed one room in the close vicinity to the samadhi. In this room Bhalchandra Maharaj did his meditation for 50 years. In 1980 it was reconstructed by Shri Suresh Dinkar Kamat.

Life of Bhalchandra Baba:
He was born on January 08, 1904. His mother and father died when he was 5 to 6 years old. He ran away from home when he was about 25 years old. He was told to go to Satam Maharaj of Danoli to devote his life by Mule Maharaj of Gargoti. He did so according to Satam Maharaja’s desire. Bhalchandra came to Kankavli at his youth in 1930-32. He was unclothed with long beard and nails. People thought he was insane and some tried to tease him. Children used to throw stones but he was not daunted by anything. When his guru Satam Maharaj came from Danoli to meet Bhalchandra, people understood greatness of Bhalchandra Maharaj. People used to get great pleasure by his single look. People from all over Maharashtra started to come to see him. He never use to speak or accept anything from them.

On 16th December, 1977 he was in the Hanuman Temple of Lalbag. Continuous Ramjap was going on. Thousands of people had gathered to see Bhalchandra Baba. It was around 8 o’ clock at night when he left this world.

He was brought to Kankavli and on 18th December 1977 in the middle of ashram, samadhi was given. Numerous people gather here annually. On Margshirsh Shudh Saptami Baba’s Punyatithi is celebrated. His devotees are from all religion, caste and creed, poor and rich. He gave same love like sun to all. He is always holy like Ganga and great like Himalaya. People adore this saint as a supreme being.

Getting There:

Situated on the Mumbai–Goa Highway (NH-17). It is approximately 447 k.m. from Mumbai

Kankavali Map

Taluka : Kankavli

STD Code : 02367

Pin Code : 416602

Tahasildar : 232025

Police : 02362-232033

 

Post Office KANKAVLI, SINDHUDURG

Post Office: KANKAVLI
Post Office Type: SUB OFFICE
District: SINDHUDURG
State: MAHARASHTRA
Pin Code: 416602 (Click to see all Post Offices with same Pin Code)
Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office KANKAVLI (SUB OFFICE), SINDHUDURG, MAHARASHTRA (MH), India (IN), Pin Code:- 416602

 

List of Banks in Kankavli

ABHYUDAYA CO-OP BANK LTD

Address: 3/16, A-1-B, GROUND FLOOR, HISSA NO.29, SURVEY NO.204, MUMABAI GOA HIGHWAY, AT AND POST - KANKAVLI, DIST - SINDHUDURG 416602
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI
Contact: 02367-231160/61
IFSC Code: ABHY0065114 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416065501

 

ICICI BANK LTD

Address: CHINTAMANI PARK, MUMBAI GOA HIGHWAY, KANKAVALI. 416 602
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI
Contact: MARGAM SUNITHA 9490976409
IFSC Code: ICIC0000872 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: MICR not provided

THE FEDERAL BANK LTD

Address: 324 ACHARA ROAD KANKAVLI 416602
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI
Contact: 02367 233876 233960 KAN@FEDERALBANK.CO.IN
IFSC Code: FDRL0001620 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: MICR not provided

THE SARASWAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD

Address: SURVEY NO. 203, A1 / A2, HOUSE NO. 23, KANKAVLI, DIST. SINDHUDURG - 416 602.
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI
Contact: 02367-232498
IFSC Code: SRCB0000078 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: MICR not provided

 

UNION BANK OF INDIA

Address: 11, BAZAR STREET, AT & POST KANKAVLI, DIST. SINDHUDURG, PIN - 416 602. MAHARASHTRA
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI
Contact: (02367)-232054
IFSC Code: UBIN0537748 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: MICR not provided

 

BANK OF BARODA

Address: B.K.G.ROAD,PARWARDHAN CHOWK,KANAKVLI,DIST.-SINDHUDURG
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVLI,DIST.-SINDHUDURG
Contact: 02367/231184
IFSC Code: BARB0KANAKV (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416012501

STATE BANK OF INDIA

Address: MUMBAI KONKAN GOA HIGHWAY DISTT SINDHUDURG MAHARASHTRA 416602
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: KANKAVALI
Contact: IP 113003 02367-232186
IFSC Code: SBIN0000282 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416002961


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