श्री तिरुपती बालाजीकडून श्री महालक्ष्मी देवीस अर्पण केलेल्या शालूचा जाहीर लिलाव नोटीस दि. ९-११-२०१२ :
Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur
Temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi was first constructed in Kolhapur in Chalukya period (550 A. D. to 660 A. D.) This is evident from the style of the idol’s sculpture. Also, some historians state that Goddess Mahalakshmi in the form of an idol was consecrated in Kolhapur temple during the reign of King Manglesh from the Chlukya Dynasty.
Goddess Mahalakshmi and the city of Kolhapur are closely associated with each other. One of the ancient cities of India, Kolhapur is located in South Western Maharashtra (16042’00”N, 74013’60”E). Various ancient inscriptions mention Kolhapur as Kollapur, Kollpur, Kollgiri, Kolladigirpattan, and Kshullakpur. The word Kollpur originates from Kannada language. It Signifies Kolladari, a village located in a valley. Kolhapur city was formerly called Karveer Nagar. Reference to Karveer Nagar can be found in Kashikhand, Padma Purana, Devi Bhagwat, Harivansh Purana, Skand Purana and many other ancient books.