Mahabaleshwar temple Mahabaleshwar in Mahabaleshwar
One of the most popular attractions in Mahabaleshwar is the ancient Shiva temple in the forest, which is believed to be the source of five rivers. The river Krishna originates from the mouth of the legendary statue of a cow in the temple situated in Old Mahabaleshwar and flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Four other rivers also flow from the mouth of the cow, before they merge into the Krishna; these are Koyana river, Venna river, Savitri river and Gayatri river.
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