Khochi or Khodshi (Hatkanangale T.; 17° 15'
N; 74° 10' E; p. 2,397), lies on the Varna thirteen miles north-east
of Kolhapur, and nine miles north of Hatkanangale railway station.
The village is known for the temple of Bhairav Ksetrapal, an
incarnation of Siva with his wife Jogesvari by his side. The body of
the building is a square of fifteen feet, built of stone, with a
portico seventy-five feet long and fifteen feet broad in front. The
temple is' said to have been built in about 1680 A.D. by an
inamdar of Cavre named Sultanrao Sinde in the Hatkanangale
taluka. At the yearly fair held in Caitra among a number of
poles or shasan kathis which parade the fair, the
place of honour is given to Sultanrao pole. The fair is attended by
about 10,000 people.