A beach town located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, Diveagar is famous for its clean beach and temple dedicated to Suvarna Ganesha (Golden Ganesha Temple). Diveagar is a beautiful weekend destination 170 km away from Mumbai. The beach in Divegar is pristine and stretches for six km.
According to historical records, the Shilahara dynasty ruled the area for around 450 years between 800 and 1265 AD. Due to its proximity to the sea, trade and business flourished in Diveagar. The town also endured the wrath of Arab pirates who looted the village and destroyed many temples.
On a visit to Diveagar, you can visit the temples, including the one dedicated to Lord Ganesha. These temples are frequently visited during the festive season by pilgrims from across Maharashtra.
The idol of Lord Ganesha was discovered in 1997, when a local called Draupadi Dharma Patil was digging her farm. A copper box which contained the Ganesha idol was found. The idol is believed to have a mask of pure gold and weighs over 12 kg. Draupadi built the temple to Suvarna Ganesh. Photograpy is prohibited inside the temple.
Tourists often club their visit to Diveagar with Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN DIVEAGAR
Accommodation options are limited in Diveagar. A few budget and mid-range hotels are available.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN DIVEAGAR
In house restaurants are the best option for eating. Don’t forget to inform your hotel about the food requirements.
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Diveagar is as given below. The best time to visit Diveagar is also specified.