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Tuljapur

Tuljapur,Maharashtra

Tuljapur

Tuljapur Temples

Kallol Teerth
It is a large rectangular water reservoir of forty feet by twenty and is believed to be a fourteenth century construction. The tank is walled off from all sides and steps are built to lead down to the water making it easier for pilgrims to take a holy bath. A holy bath in this teerth is the first rite performed by the devotees, as an act of purification of body and soul. It is believed that, on an invitation from Bramha, the waters from all sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, as also waters from mountain ranges Himalayas, Sahyadris, Vindhyas, Malay and Trikut submerged into in this Kallola Tirth. The waters of rivers descended in great torrents in to the tank creating a great kolahal or noise; hence it was named "kallol teerth".

Gomukh Teerth
Gomukh literally means cow's mouth.. At this teerth, the stream of water keeps constantly falling from a six feet high stone sculpture of a cow's mouth. The pilgrims take a bath under the stream of water in order to purify themselves before entering the main temple. Like all sacred waters, the holy bath at Gomukh Teerth is also believed to relive the devotee from miseries and curses. There are many mythological stories behind this Tirth. The one commonly believed is that of a mahant called Garibanath, who wanted to go to Ganges for the holy bath unbelieving the fact that water from Gomukh originates from Ganges. Then, in order to convince him that the water flowing from the Gomukh teerth is sourced from the Great Ganga itself, the Goddess performed a miracle by which a stick and lemon he threw in Ganges at Varanashi came through Gomukh at Tuljapur.

Siddhi Vinayak Temple
To the left rear of the main entrance gate, named 'Sardar Nimbalkar Mahadwar' leading into the courtyard is a shrine dedicated to 'Siddhi Vinayak' , Lord Ganesha. The imposing gateway is carved ornamented with flowers & creeper patterns. On right hand of the gate is a shrine dedicated to Dattatraya. It is a small Dattatraya Temple wherein placed isthe holy idol of Trinity of Bramha, Vishnu & Mahesh in incarnation of Dattatrya.

Home Kund
After a decent of some steps, near the main entrance gate there is the Homakund (a pit for oblation of sacred fire) crowned with a shikhar. During Navaratra Festivals, Shatchandi Havan is performed here. The shikhar of Homakund is decorated with the idols of Gods, famous sages and also some statues of animals etc. and the Gold Kalash is installed at the top top of the shikhar.

Shri Bhavani Shankar Temple
As one comes out of the eastern side silver door of Sabhamandapam, one gets the Darshan of Shri Bhavani Shankar. The idol of deity is installed inside a small temple, built in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture. Devotees pray here for seeking solace from sufferings.

Chintamani
Chintamani (pearl of thinking) is a substance resembling round stone, placed outside the temple. The stone like substance is believed to be blessed by Goddess and holds magical powers. The devotee places his hands on the top of the stone and utters his wishes and it is believed that if the destiny is favoring and positive, the stones moves to right direction, and if the answer is negative, it moves to the left.

Matangi Devi Temple
This is an important shrine situated inside the temple courtyard. According to a story contained in Hindu Puranas, once the king of demons by the name Matangasur became arrogant because of the supernatural powers bestowed upon him by Lord Shiva and started misusing those powers by harassing the people and creating havoc. On the command of Lord Shiva, his wife Goddess Parvathi incarnated herself as Matangi and killed the demon. This temple is built in her honour and devotees visit this temple in large numbers.

Apart from these, there are number of smaller but important temples and shrines situated inside the temple courtyard, namely of Shri Yamaidevi, Shri Narsimha, shri Khandoba and Shri Datta, Shri Kalbhairav and Shri Tolbhairav etc. where the devotees spend some time in obeisance.

 

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Tuljapur,Maharashtra

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Tuljapur is one of the four Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra where mother Goddess, Shakti is worshipped. The temple is located on a hill known as Yamunachala, on the slopes of the Sahayadri range in Maharashtra near Sholapur...


                          			  
                          
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