The Konkan (Konkani: कोंकण), also Concan or Kokan, is a stretch of land by the western coast of India, running from Damaon in the north to Anjediva in the south; with the Arabian Sea to the west and the Deccan plateau in the east.[verification needed] The hinterland east of the coast has numerous river valleys and riverine islands among the hilly slopes leading up into the tablelands of the Deccan. The region has been recognised by name, since at least the time of Strabo in the third century C.E., and was a thriving mercantile port with Arab tradesmen from the 10th century. The best-known islands of Konkan are Ilhas de Goa, the site of the Goa state's capital at Panjim, and the seven islands of Bombay, on which lies the capital of the state of Maharashtra.main kokan starts from Alibag and ends with goa. There is most sacred place in kokan of goddess padmakshi renuka temple in Alibag, this goddess is shaktipeeth among 108 peethas where sati goddess brain part is fallen. some people also recommend that devi sati's nails fallen but this goddess is also called goddess of kokan.