Shri Aai Waghjai Devi (वाघजाई देवी) Mandir is the second temple on the left hand side when you enter the Zolai Devi temple complex in Matvan. It’s next to the Vardai Devi Mandir and diagonally opposite to the Zolai Devi Mandir.
There’s a laterite (jambha/chira) stone pillar of historic importance in the backyard of Bal Babubhai Mehta’s house in Matvan. As per the story he has heard, Sambhaji Shankar Mahadik explains that a Maratha Senapati (Army General, probably from the ‘More’ Maratha clan of Javali) used to come from the port … continue reading →
The Gondhal ritual was performed on 26 April, 2015 at Matvan for married couples from the Mahadik Maratha clan to get the blessings of Goddess Kuldevi Aai Salubai Bhavani. The venue was the home of the late Shankar Shabaji Mahadik which also houses the throne of Aai Salubai Bhavani. Mr. & … continue reading →
The late Mr. Narayan Balaji Mahadik (Gauru Khot: 1921 – 2004) was very well known and respected by people in and around Matvan village. Everyone used to address him as ‘Dada’ (Elder Brother) with love. A farmer by occupation, he used to extend his help to everyone who used to … continue reading →
The late Mr. Ram Arjun Mahadik established the R. G. Pawar Madhyamik Shala (School) in Matvan thereby overcoming the woes of students from Matvan and nearby villages of having to travel all the way to the taluka headquarters, Dapoli for education.
Govind Mahadik (1917 – 1943), son of Taibai and husband of Gangabai, was a soldier of the Havildar grade (Service No. 7005) in the 1st Battalion of the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army (British Army before Independence) and he died in battle on 25 November, 1943 … continue reading →