The literal translation of Kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of
goddess Sita and god Lakshmana.
Thousands of devotees visit it every day. Built in 1790 by Sardar Odhekar
of Peshwa. It houses a black stone image of Rama, hence the name. The temple is made by complete black
stones, which has four doors facing East, West, South and North and the apex made up of gold. The building
stands in the middle of a walled enclosure with 96 pillars and entered on the east through an arched portal.
The temple got the name Kalaram Mandir as the idol of lord Ram is of black colour. The stones were brought
from Fort Ramshej about 200 years ago and it took Rs. 23 lakhs and 2000 workers to build the temple in
12 years. This 70 feet high structure was built with black stone extracted from the mine of Ramshej Hill.
The copper peak of the temple is gold-plated and looks ravishing by day and night as well.