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Tuljabhavani Temple, Tuljapur
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Shri Kshetra Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, wherein resides Goddess Tulja Bhavani. She is also described as the impressive and formidable Goddess in Hindu Puranas, who is known to combat demons and evil forces and maintain the moral order and righteousness in the universe.She is revered and worshipped all over India as Ambabai, Jagadamba, Tukai, Bhagwati, Durga, and Tulja Bhavani by her devotees who throng in millions to Tuljapur for her Darshan and for seeking her divine blessings.TuljaBhavani is also worshipped as the Family Deity (Kuldaivat), not only in Maharashtra, but in innumerable families of India, from Himalayas to Kanyakumari. In Maharashtra, TuljaBhavani worship is of great antiquity and many royal houses and their nobles have been her devotees. She is the family Deity ( Kuldaivat) of the great Bhonsla dynasty , whose most celebrated progeny was Great Shivaji, the founder of Hindavi Swarajya. Legend has it that it was Tuljabhavani who gifted the Bhavani sword to Shivaji to vanquish his opponents in the battlefield.
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  • Devine experience. The temple is very clean and well maintained. You get to have a good darshan of devi. I had darshan in less than 20 mins on a weekday. Solapur to Tuljapur is a 1 hr drive and roads ...  more »
  • It is the second shaktipeeth in Maharashtra. It is a beautiful temple inside a fort. It is located on a hilltop. 
  • It was an amazing trip to Tuljapur. Our family consist of 18 member travelled to Tuljapur on 26th Nov from Hyderabad by road. It took 6.3 hours to travel approx. 300km. If you are not experience in hi...  more »
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  • Mother Goddess Bhavani temple is the placewhere Shivaji Maharaj graced was blessed by Matha Bhavani. It is situated at Tuljapur as such it is popularly known as Tulja Bhavani Temple in district of Maharashtra. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peetas attributed to Goddess Parvathi. The second among the 'Shaktipeetas' is Goddess Bhavani at Tuljapur. Bhavani is one who gives life and source of original power. Tuljapur is at 45 km from Solhapur. Historically this temple was built in 12th century. There is yet another Tulja Bhavani temple built in 1537-1540 in Chittorgarh. There is a third temple of Tulja Bhavani in the village of Patnakuva Gandhinagar in Gujarat. According to the priest this Goddess came here from Tuljapur during 14th century. The Goddess is said to be swayambhu (self emanated). It is true that God or Goddess is always referred as ‘swayambhu’ in Vedas, Puranas and many legends. But it does not refer to the stone idol installed in a temple. What is attributed is to the invisible Supreme power. Shivaji Maharaj , the founder of Maratha kingdom, always visited this temple to seek her blessings. The legend has to its credit to say that the Goddess gave him a sword called ‘Bhavani kadga’' by using which Shivaji was successful in his expeditions. The history of the temple dates back to the days of ' Skanda Purana ' as it finds a mention in that holy script. According to the epic story there was a sage "Kardam" and his consort "Anubhuthi’ with an infant, in this area. After his death his wife "Anubhuthi" performed a penance for goddess Parvathi in the name of Bhavani on the banks of river "Mandakini" to look after her child. Theree was a demon (Rakshasa) by name “Kukur" who tortured her. Then Goddess Bhavani rescued Anubhuthi and killed the demon. The goddess on the prayer of her pet devotee settled on the hill of "Bala ghat". Since then the Mother Goddess came to be called as Bhavani of Tuljapur or Tulja Bhavani.
  • Awesome place. And now the temple is well maintained compare to earlier. Usually will go every year to this temple especially at navratri(Dussera) time. Suggestible to go by bus from hyderabad because the mumbai highway is in construction.Once the Road construction completes Its very good journey by car or bus......
  • Tuljapur Bhavani Temple, a mythological place is an ancient temple and is famous since times of Shivaji Maharaj. The temple comes alive during navrathri festival where lakhs of people visit the place and offers prayers. A lot of devotees visit this temple on foot during the 9 days celebrations of navrathri.
  • Superb. ...bol bhavani mata ki jAiii
  • Jai bhavani jai sri chatrapati shivaji maharaj ki jai amir maratha