Visiting Places CHIKODI
Around 200–300 years ago, Chikkodi was called as Chik-kodi (small village), while the nearby Hirekude (big village) was bigger than Chikodi. Overtime, Chikkodi experienced growth due to its famous betel leaves and its position on a major road. Chikkodi is a village panchayat located in the Belgaum district of Karnataka state,India. The latitude 16.43 and longitude 74.6 are the geocoordinate of the Chikodi.
Culture: Chikkodi has always had strong religious ties for Jains, Muslims, Christians and Hindus. It enjoys rich cultural diversity stemming from its proximity to the state of Maharashtra. Kannada and Marathi are the main languages spoken. The customs and traditions of Chikodi have been influenced by both the Kannada and Marathi cultures.
Chikodi is mostly dependent on agriculture. Sugarcane occupies an important place in the economy of Chikkodi which has three sugar factories, Dudhaganga Krishna Sugar Factory, Nanadi which is the nearest, Venkateshwara Power Project Ltd. Bedkihal, and Om Sugars Ltd. Jainapur among others. Tobacco farming is another major agricultural sector. Major production of tobacco comes from Galatga, Shiragaonwadi, Tapakarwadi, and Khadaklat villages.
Yadur - Shree Veerbhardra temple
Shree Veerbhardra temple is situated in the holy Shri Kshetra Yadur,
on the banks of river Krishna is located about 20 km from Chikkodi
The holy temple is part of the endowment trust Kadsiddeshwar math and belongs to Brahmin & Veershaiva community
Kuppanwadi - Shantigiri Jain Temple
Shantigiri Jain Temple - It is about 10 km from Chikkodi. A small village came situated on the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka came in to light. When Ascharyaranta Shri Deshbhushanji Maharaj decided to develop the place as Kshetra. He encouraged construction of huge temple here and also achieved Samadhi Maran at the same place. A rare collection of 85 idols of gems (ratna), 2 idols of Sandalwood and 4 idols of Siren is there.(Total 91 idols) Special Information: Mahamastakabhisheka (A great water anointments)of huge idols of Lord Shantinathji, Lord Chandraprabhji and Lord Mahavirji is organized on occasion of birth day (Tithi) of Acharyaratna Deshbhushanji.
Chinchali:- Mayakka Devi Mandir
Mayakka Devi Mandir: It is about 10 km from Chikkodi. At First Mayakka devi came from konkan. She came here by following the monsters. In chinchali she slaughtered(destroyed) two monsters, those are keel and katta. Heroes (Veeraru) had been helped mayakka to destroy those monsters. emple of Mayakka Devi is in the middle of the village. The area is mound of mud. The Temple has stone building. The temple has 50 feet gateway at the east. The gateway is attractive style. There are big stone elephants in front of the gateway. The devotees offers salt and flour infront of elephants. There is no other gateway in the around as temple has.
Shanoor Vali Baba Darga
Karoshi- Karoshi. is 7 km from Chikodi Road connectivity is there from Chikodi to Karoshi. Karoshi is consider as big village of chikodi Taluk. Here the main source of the income is Agriculture. Karoshi is the famous for "Shanoor Vali" Baba Darga. People from all religion used to come here for Blessing.
Rautwadi waterfall is 76 kms away from chikodi Home to the magnificent Sahyadri Mountain Range, the state of Maharashtra offers some spectacular waterfalls. No words can describe the beauty of Rautwadi Waterfall in Olavan. This!gushing waterfall is easily accessible from Kolhapur. There are many more attractions nearby such as Radhanagari backwaters, Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary, and Radhanagari Dam. Are you a food lover? You will get a lot of options to eat on the way.Don’t forget to try the Chinese noodles! Head over to this picturesque waterfall to ensure a great time in the lap of nature.
Shri Mahalakshmi (AmbaBai) Temple is 62 kms from chikodi one of the 108 Shakti Peethas listed in various puranas of Hinduism. Located on the banks of the Panchganga River, about 156 miles (252km) south of Pune, The temple belongs architecturally to the Chalukya empire and was first built in the 7th century. The temple is referred to in multiple Puranas.The image of Mahalakshmi carved in black stone is 3 feet in height. The Shri Yantra is carved on one of the walls in the temple. A stone lion (the vahana of the goddess), stands behind the statue. The crown contains an image of the Sheshnag, the serpent of Vishnu. Over the sanctum sanctorum rises a superstructure. It has an “upper temple” that houses an icon of Ganapati with a decorated stone frame behind the idol sporting a Kirtimukh in the centre. In front of the Ganapati Idol is a rectangular Shivalinga better known as Matulinga (Shivalinga atop the Goddess idol) and outside this chamber lies a bull, vehicle of Lord Shiva. A staircase to the left of Goddess Mahalakshmi’s shrine leads to this storey of the temple.
Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum (Kaneri Math)
This museum showcases different aspects of Gramjivan (village life). Gram means village and jivan means life in the Marathi language. This initiative was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, and was created through the vision and efforts of Siddhagiri Gurukul Foundation. The history of self-sufficient village life in Maharshtra, before the invasion of the Mughals, is depicted in the form of cement sculptures. Each sculpture is lifelike and represents activities performed in daily village life. There were 12 Balutedars (essentially artisan castes), and 18 Alutedars who provided equipment to carry out domestic and professional tasks.
The museum is spread over 7 acres (28,000 m2), and the surrounding countryside is beautiful, with lush greenery. Every aspect of village life has been depicted in almost 80 scenes that showcase more than 300 statues.