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Friday, July 23, 2010

Tulja Bhavani Temple – Osmanabad

Tulja Bhavani Temple is the famous temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani. Bhavani Temple is it is situated in Tuljapur in Osmanabad, Maharastra, India. It is located on the hill namedYamunachala, on the slopes of the Sahayadri range near Sholapur. It is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas.

The entrance of the temple is at an elevation and devotees need to exceed a flight of steps to reach the sacred place. History record about the existence of Bhavani temple that was built in c. 12th century CE

Legend associated with the temple of Bhavani is that she vanquished another devil-in a form of wild buffalo (Mahisha), and took abode on the Yamunachala hill, which has become home to the temple.

The image of Goddess Bhavani is three foot high granite, with eight arms holding the weapons, bearing the head of the slain devil Mahishasura. The other names of Bhavani are Tulaja, Tvarita, Amba and Turaja.

Bhavani goddess is worshiped and seen in four forms such as Tuljapur ensuring Bhavani, Saptshringi enshrining Jagadamba, Kolhapur enshrining Mahalakshmi and Mahur enshrining Mahamaya Renuka.

Goddess Bhavani is worshipped four services daily here. On Tuesdays, the deity is taken out in procession. Festival of Navaratri is celebrated with great fanfare and it culminates in “Vijaya Dasami”.

Tulja Bhavani Mata Photo

Tulja Bhavani Temple At Visitor

Tulja Bhavani Temple in Osmanabad

Tulja Bhavani Temple Picture

Goddess Tulja Bhavani Maa

Tulja Bhavani Temple In Maharashtra

Tulja Bhavani Temple Photo

1 comment:

shriksway said...

nice work!!!
JAI BHAVANI!!!!!!!!!!!