Festival - Khete

Yamai devi temple

Khete

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The pilgrims who visit five Sundays during the month of Magh (Feb-March) are called Jyotiba khete. The feature of this Khete is that only devotees of Kolhapur walks to visit the temple. There’s a mythology about this: Aforetime Shree Kedarnath was returning to Himalayas, after finishing his southern expedition. When Karveer Nivasini Shree Mahalaxmi got to know this, she ran barefooted from Kolhapur and asked Keadrnath for not to go to Himalays. Then Kedarnath agreed to stay on Jyotiba. Since then, the tradition of walking khete on jotiba Hill from Kolhapur is going on till date.

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