Saptashrungi Mata Mandir – Guide
Saptashrungi Mata Mandir is a Hindu pilgrimage site located 60 kilometers from Nashik in the Indian state of Maharashtra. There are 108 water bodies located around the hills and many villages are situated at the foot of the hills. Also, herbs of medicinal importance are also found in the lush forests of this region. The temple is believed to be one of the 51 Shaktipeeths and is the place where the right arm of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, fell on earth.
History of this Temple
Saptashringi Devi is the goddess who killed the evil demon Mahishasura who assumed the form of a buffalo. A buffalo head made of stone and believed to be that of a demon is found at the foot of the stairs leading to the temple. It is also believed that sage Markandeya wrote the book Devi Mahatmya in honor of the goddess.
Saptashrungi Mata Mandir is believed to be one of the 51 Shaktipeeths and is the place where the right arm of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, fell on earth. It is also known as the three and a half Shaktipeeths of Maharashtra. The goddess herself is said to be an incarnation of Shakti and an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She is also known as Brahmaswarupini and is said to have appeared from the kamandalu of Lord Brahma.
Saptashrungi Mata Mandir Timings
Saptashrungi Mata Mandir opens at 5:30 am in the morning and close at 11:00 pm in the evening and best Time to visit this Temple is from the month of October to March.
|Saturday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Sunday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Monday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Tuesday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Wednesday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Thursday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
|Friday||5:30 AM to 23:00 PM|
Place to visit near this Temple
The Nashik Caves also known as the Pandavleni Caves are a group of 24 caves carved between the 1st century BCE and the 3rd century. The Pandavleni Caves, situated on the plateau of Trivashmi Hills, are more than 20 centuries old and were built by Jain kings.
One of the most prominent place in Nashik, Muktidham Temple was built in 1971 with white marble from Makrana, Rajasthan and is a centre of attraction for its distinctive architecture. Muktidham Temple has all the twelve Jyotirlingas, due to which this temple is considered very sacred. The most special thing about this temple is that its walls are inscribed with verses from the entire Bhagavad Gita.
Near Panchavati is the Sita cave, from where Sita was abducted by Ravana. This small cave and religious pilgrimage site is associated with the Hindu epic Ramayana and the goddess Sita. A narrow stairway leads to the caves. The caves have idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana as well as a Shivling.
How to reach Saptashrungi Mata Mandir
By Air- The nearest airport from this temple is Nashik Airport which is at a distance of nearly 53.4 kilometres from the Holy Temple of Saptashrungi. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Train- The nearest railway station from Saptashrungi Mata Mandir is Nashik railway station which is at a distance of nearly 78.8 kilometres from the Holy Temple of Saptashrungi. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services or taxi.
By Road- Roads to Saptashrungi Mata Mandir are well connected with the other cities of the country so you can easily reach this temple by using your own vehicle or by any public buses or taxi from any part of the country.
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