Maruti Mandir

Lord Maruti idol in the temple

get link The Maruti Mandir in Matvan is situated in the Gujar Lane (गुजर आळी) next to the house of the late Mr. Madhav Shankar Mehta. Photo Courtesy: Mr. Vilas Rajaram Mahadik

Historic Laterite Stone Pillar

Laterite (Jambha/Chira) Stone Pillar

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

Felicitation of Akshay Mahadik

Akshay Mahadik being felicitated by Guardian Minister of Ratnagiri

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

Matvan’s Shimgotsav

Sahan, Matvan

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 Mandir

Datta Maharaj Mandir, Matvan

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.