Konkan is one of the most beautiful coastal regions of Maharashtra. As per mythology, sage Parshurama created the land of Konkan by shooting his arrow into the sea and commanding the Sea God to retract the waters to the point where his arrow landed. This new land came to be known as Konkana, meaning "piece of earth", "corner of earth", derived from Sanskrit word koṇa (कोण, corner) + kaṇa (कण, piece).
Shree Parshurama also requested sixty rishis to settle down in the newly created land and protect the residents. He was a devotee of Shiva. Later, sage Vyadi installed the lingam of Shiva at the place, which is now called as Guhaghar; which is a taluka near Chiplun, in Ratnagiri district of Western Maharashtra.
This temple is said to be one of the best temples of the Konkan region. This is famous not for its architectural beauty but for being spiritual, pious and Lord Shiva is being worshipped here for time immemorial. The Shiva icon and temple was thus named as Shree Dev Vyadeshwar Temple. Shiva is believed to be present in this place in invisible form. The present temple was constructed by King Sakuran ( period not confirmed). The present architecture of the temple seems to be influenced by the Portugal-style of Goa. Deepasthambham is an essential component of temples of Konkan.
The architectural style of the temple is called Panchayatan, which means there are four other deities along with the main deity. The temple has three entrances. Guhagar beach is one of the cleanest in India. One can get to enjoy the best sea experience here. The beach is exactly 100 metres behind the temple. The entire region is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Our nation Bharat is adorned by many such stunning places. We need to explore and experience them.