Beaches » Aravali Beach
Yet another virgin beach which has perfect blend of natural beauty and worship…
Aravali beach is God’s creation with full of his love and care; an area surrounded by semi-circular hill ranges on 3 sides and pristine beaches on the other, placed at 14 kilometers from Golven Resort to Vengurle in Sindhudurg.
Like other Konkani villages, Aravali village is famous for the temples of unique Gods called ANDHAR DEVATA like Vetoba, Mhasoba, etc. who are more famous for all BHUTATAKIand allied activities. VETOBA’s idol is so beautiful, complete black with UGRA MISHA but still lovable and you fall in love with him..
There is also famous sateri temple in Aravali.
The other attractions of the village include the Aravali Vaidyakiya Sanshodhan Kendra run by Aravali Vikas Mandal and the temple of Shri Devi Jagbai.
The place is a seaside holy pilgrimage where even its long and serene beach is also worshipped with full faith and hence being called Sagartirtha.
When you stroll around the beach or the village or the temple, you will get an amazing experience teeming with breathtaking natural beauty, tranquility, sparkling blue waters, long stretches of pure, virgin beaches filled with silvery sand shimmering in the sunlight and cool sea breeze whispering through cashew and jackfruit, berry and palm trees, coconut groves and mango groves.
Aravali occupies a unique place in the annals of Marathi literature. The literary giant, Mr. V. S. Khandekar, who was later conferred with Government of India’s Padma Bhushanhonour as well as the Dnyanpith Award, the country’s highest literary distinction, lived in Aravali/ Shiroda and worked as teacher for 18 years, from 1920 to 1938.
Near Aravali is a hill named ‘Bhike Dongri’, where the novelist used to go after school and sit on a particular rock, enjoying a panoramic view of the sea and village.
Here he got the inspiration and ideas for most of his works which he completed during his long stay in Aravali. The rock he used to sit on came to be known as ‘Khandekar’s Chair’, and for literary buffs today it is a place of pilgrimage.
Another famous literary figure closely linked with Aravali was the versatile Jaywant Dalvi, journalist, short-story writer, novelist, and playwright and screenplay writer. He was born in Goa and brought up in Aravali in his family’s huge ancestral home close to the sea shore. The writer described the house variously in many of his stories and novels. A must-see attraction for the writer’s fans, the house still very much stands today.