Two sets of copper-plate inscriptions written in Sanskrit were obtained in 1970 from Matvan. The late Dr. Shobhana Gokhale had published these Matvan plates of two Traikutaka kings. The earlier set belongs to the Traikutaka king Madhyamasena and is dated to the Abhira year 256. The era is unspecified but … continue reading
Shri Swami Samartha Mandir is located in Walanjwadi (Pachavali village), about 5 kms from Matvan (14 kms from Dapoli). Website: http://swamisamarthamandir.webs.com
A new temple complex has been built by Om Shri Sadguru Sai Seva Trust and Shri Sainath Maharaj Trust near the Bondivali Ice Factory in Karanjani village. Shri Sainath Maharaj (Saibaba) temple is the biggest temple and the complex also houses Shri Siddhivinayak temple, Shri Vindhyavasini temple, Shri Hanuman temple, Shri Navagraha Temple, … continue reading
Savitri River is one of the 5 rivers that originate from Mahabaleshwar. It takes its origin at Tiger’s Spring and flows through Raigad district from east to west forming a natural boundary between Ratnagiri and Raigad districts before merging with the Arabian Sea near Harihareshwar. It passes through Poladpur, Mahad, … continue reading
Ladghar is located about 23 kms from Matvan (9 kms from Dapoli). The Ladghar beach is also known as “Tamas Teertha” as some part of the sea here appears to be red in colour. This beach is of religious importance and taking a holy bath here is a big attraction. Also, … continue reading
Situated 29 kms from Matvan (15 kms from Dapoli), Harnai is a port and a fishing village that has temples, beaches and forts. Every evening hundreds of fishing boats come back after fishing and gather to auction their catch at about 6:00 pm. Watching fish auctions has become one of … continue reading
Anjarle is a coastal village located about 32 kms from Matvan (23 kms from Dapoli ahead of Harnai). It is famous for the ‘Kadyavarcha Ganapati’ (Lord Ganesh temple situated on a cliff). The Lord Ganesh idol in this temple has its trunk curved towards the right (Ujwya Sondecha Ganapati) which is very rare. … continue reading
Trees of Alphonso (Hapus) Mango, a very popular seasonal fruit that’s grown in Konkan and Goa and that has a sweet taste, thick pulp and extremely pleasant fruity flavour.
A gentle stream flowing with a harmonious murmur through the forest surrounding Matvan. It later runs through the village and joins the Jog River ahead of Faras.
The Jog river originates on the Devacha Dongar (Deity’s Hill) near Natu Wadi Dam, passes through villages like Jamge, Visapur, Chinchali, Shirkhal, Hatip before entering Sondhegar Dam, then through Pachavali and Vadavali villages to reach Matvan. It’s also called Palgad River or Dev River. It goes on to merge with the Arabian … continue reading