Tulajapur – Tulja Bhavani Mandir Maharashtra

Tulijapur Temple also popularly called as Tulja Bhavani temple is situated in Tuljapur district of Maharashtra. In the osmanabad distict of Maharashtra, this temple is amongst the Sade tin Shakti Peeths of Maharashtra as Devi Sati’s right arm had fallen here. It is very popular amongst the tourists as well as the locals and you will often find this temple crowded. The architecture of Tulijapur temple is Hemadpanthi style & is simply beautiful to say the least. There are 60-70 steps of Mandir.

A mythological story says ,the Kukur Rakshas, was troubling Devi’s devotee Anubhuthi; so how the goddess rescued her devotee from the demon’s torture and settled on the hill of “Bala Ghat,” resulting in her being known as Bhavani of Tuljapur or Tulja Bhavani.

It is said that Afzal Khan , first came here destroyed Devi murti and slaughtered cow here and gave challenged to show miracle.

The temple is considered to be the deity of the Bhosale Royal Family, the yadavas & numerous families from different castes of Maharashtra. Also for a fact, Shivaji Maharaj also used to visit this temple to seek the blessings of the Goddess who gave him the legendary “Bhavani sword” which helped him win numerous wars. In 1601, Shivaji Maharaj build TulajaBhawani Temple. Tualaja Bhawani is incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Bhawani means Life giver;  cosidered as Bhawani Aai.

Every Tuesday, Friday , Pronima, Durgastami  and Navaratri are auspecious days of Tulaja Bhawani Devi. There is Nidrakal when Devi remains in cosmic sleep; the period is from Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada to Ashtami. 

How to reach here:

Tuljapur is located in Osmanabad District. It is about 25 km from Osmanabad town and 50 km from Solapur city. By car or bus we can come here.


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