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 →
Akshay Sanjay Mahadik scored 98.55% marks in the 2013 Maharashtra SSC Board Examination and stood 1st in Konkan! He was felicitated for this feat of his by the Guardian Minister (पालकमंत्री) of Ratnagiri, Mr. Uday Samant himself. Our own Matvan GramSeva Mandal and Matvan Panchakroshi felicitated Akshay at the Marathi School Manor Hall … continue reading →
Villagers circling around the ‘Hom’ singing hymns and then dancing around the lit ‘Hom’ shouting ‘Vochcho… Vochcho’ during Matvan’s Shimgotsav (शिमगोत्सव) on 05 March, 2007. Later, the villagers danced with the palanquins of village deity Zolai Devi (झोलाई देवी) and her brother Vadavali’s Khem Bawa (खेम बावा).
Guru Datta Maharaj (गुरु दत्त महाराज) Mandir is located under a huge banyan tree on the way to the Partavna part of the Jog river. The late Mr. Koshimkar had been taking care of the temple for a long time on a regular basis.