Kopeshwar Temple is at Khidrapur, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra. It is at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is also accessible from Sangli as well. It was built in the 12th century by Shilahara king Gandaraditya between 1109 and 1178 CE.
It was built in the 12th century by Shilahara(Shelara) king Gandaraditya between 1109 and 1178 CE. It is to the east of Kolhapur, ancient & artistic on the bank of the Krishna river.
King Singhanadev (or Simhana), said to be one of the greatest Kings of the Yadava dynasty, destroyed King Bhoja II who was ruling this area. He captured all the Shilahara territories, including the area of Kolhapur and Khidrapur.