Monday, 4 July 2011

Goddess Tulja Bhavani



Goddess Tulja Bhavani

Tulja 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”.

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.

Tulja Bhavani Temple is the famous temple dedicated to Goddess Tulja 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

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