Tulja Bhavani Temple, or Devsthan, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Goddess Tulaja. Also known as Turaja, Amba Devi, and Tvarita, the Goddess Tulaja, is one of the most worshipped and believed goddesses in Indian mythology.
However, the pilgrimage site is one of the ancient 51 Shaktipeethas located in Tuljapur, Maharashtra, and was built in Hemadpanthi style near the 12th century. People believed that this presiding deity was Swayambhu, which means self-evolved. And the Goddess is worshipped in the form of Bhavani, which indicates the Hindu Goddess of Justice.
According to mythology, she was the warrior goddess. She was depicted in the three-foot-high granite idol with variant weapons in her seven hands and the head of a slain demon.
The Unrevealed History
People in Maharashtra believe that Shivaji Maharaj and Rajmata Jijau always visited this temple to seek her blessings. According to the famous legend of Shivaji Maharaj’s life, Shri Bhawani presented him with a sword to receive success in every expedition. Therefore, the Goddess Tulaja is still the Kuladevi of the Bhosale family and other royal houses, which means the family deity who protects the members.
The central temple rituals start at 5 a.m. with Chogada Vidhi, where large drums in the Nagarkhana are played loudly to honor the Goddess. After performing Charan Tirtha, the tradition continues with Kakad Aarti. Father, the day ends with the Prakkshal ritual and Shejarti.
To witness the charm of Goddess Tulaja, thousands of devotees daily visit the temple and seek blessings from the idol of goddess Bhavani.
Visit the Tulja temple and get the blessings of the Goddess.
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