Tuljabhwani (तुळजाभवानी) is a form of Goddesses Sati or Parvati. Tuljabhwani Mata mandir is the second shakti peeth among 51 Shakti peeths of India. When Mahadev's wife Sati committed self-immolation, the sad Mahadev carried the body of his beloved wife and wandered around the earth. And because of that disturbance started to be created on the earth. Lord Vishnu divide Sati's body into 51 pieces by using his Sudarshan Chakra to stop Mahadeva. Pieces of Sati's body fell on the earth, Shakti Peethas were created.
The Temple of Tuljapur devi is famous as one of the three and a half Shaktipeeths in Maharashtra. This temple is located at Tuljapur in the Usmanabad district of Maharashtra, India. Tuljapur devi is situated on “Balaghat hill” which is 45 Km away from Solapur city. Earlier this place is known by the name Chinchpur.
Tuljabhwani devi is known by many names such as Sati, Turaj, Kukalan, Durga, Parvati, Bhagwati, Amba, and Jagdamba. Tuljapur temple of Tuljabhwani devi is considered Swayambhu (Self Manifested). Swayambhu Murti of Tuljapur devi
is 3 feet tall. Tujaljabhavani devi has eight hands and every hand has one weapon. The word Bhavani means the life-giver.TuljapurTuljabhwani temple was built by Mahamandaleshwar Mahadev of the Kadamb family in the 12th century. During today’s period the management of Tuljapur mata mandir is done by the people of Palekar Bhope family. Tuljabhwani devi is considered the important goddess and Kuldaivat of many families.
In many stories of Shivaji Maharaj name of Tuljabhwani is mentioned many times. Shivaji Maharaj is one of the biggest worshiper of Tuljabhwani devi. It is said that Shivaji Maharaj visited many times in Tuljabhwani devi madir of Tuljapur.
The Main gate name of Tuljabhwani mata mandir is Sardar Nimbalkar. And the other two entrances are named Shivaji Maharaj's father shahaji and his mother Jijabai.
There is a mandir of Sage Markandeya rushi near the Tuljabhvani temple entrance and a sacred fire pit in front of the main Tuljabhvani temple. There are religious libraries named after Sant Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram.
Before entering the Tuljabhvani mata madnir Gomukh Tirtha is on the right side of the steps and Kallol Tirtha is on the left side. Gomukh Tirtha means water coming from the mouth of a cow. This Gomukh water of Tuljapur temple is considered very sacred. The water of Gomukh Tirtha falls from a height of 6 feet and bathing in this water removes all sin. The water flow of Gomukh Tirtha comes from the Ganga Nadi. The Tuljabhvani temple area has Amrit Kund, Datta mandir, Siddhivinayak mandir, Adishakti, and Annapurna Devi mandir.
Tuljapur temple of Tuljabhvani Mata is worshiped daily with elaborate rituals. Daily worship of Tuljabhvani includes many rituals such as anointing Tuljabhvani, changing her clothes, Panchamrut Abhisheka, and offering food to her.
On the occasion of Kojagiri Poornima and Dashami, lakhs of devotees come from all over India to worship Tulja Bhavani. Sharadiya Navratri, Shakambhari Navratri, Ashwini Poornima, and Chaitra Poornima are the most important Yatras of Tulja Bhavani Temple in Tuljapur. Navratri is the most auspicious festival celebrated in Tuljabhvani Temple.
Skand Puran says that once upon a time, Sage Kardam and his wife Anubhuti lived in Tuljapur. After the death of Kardam Rishi, his wife performed penance on Bhavani Devi. One day when the demon Kukur began to trouble her, mother Tuljabhvani killed the demon. Since then Tulja Bhavani is known as the destroyer of evil demons. Due to the belief of some devotees of Tuljapur, Bhavani Mata settled on the Balaghat hill of Tuljapur and since then she came to be known as Tuljabhavani Devi.
Under the chairmanship of the collector of Osmanabad district, one committee has been formed for the temple’s development. This committee is doing many kinds of work for the comfort of devotees and the development of the mandir. The committee has done the following work for the development of the Tuljapur devi mandir.
1) Solar power project in the temple premises, the administration has approved a target of 264.00 for this project.2) Provision of vehicle parking facilities. 3) Accommodation for devotees. 4) Shopping center on the temple premises. 5) Creation of a scenic environment around the temple. 6) Development of a garden around the devi mandir. 7) Convenience of steps from parking to the main devi mandir. 8) Construction of Darshan Mandap. 9) Renovation of Kallol Shrine. 10) Facilitation of libraries and collections.
Tuljapur Tuljabhavani Sansthans has provided various facilities for devotees like accommodation, food, Tuljapur darshan pass, online donation, Online Pooja pass, and Tuljapur live darshan.
13 Feb '23 Monday