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Oct 18

Written by: Jayanthi
Saturday, October 18, 2008


Details submitted by Ajoy

comments welcome


Saptashrungi Devi is Durga Devi, she is located at Vani a place near the city of Nashik in the state of Maharashtra. This place is one of the 51 shakti peeth of India and Pakistan.

The state of Maharashtra is the home to four of these peeths, they are

Saptashrungi Devi *Saptashrungi devi at Vani.

*Tulja Bhavani at Tuljapur( She was the family deity of the Maratha King Shivaji, She blessed Shivaji with a Sword which is at present kept in the Oueen collection at Buckingham Palace in London.)

*Amba bhavani or Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur.

*Renuka Devi in Village of Mahur.

The devi is carved on a rock cliff on top of the mountain Saptashrung at an altitude of 1230 meters above sea level. The carving is eight feet tall and is carved on a single rock face. Devi a weapon held in each of her eighteen arms. Sapta-Shrungi means Seven Beauties, these are a chain of Seven mountain peaks and thus the name Saptashrungi identifies with Durga Devi who resides here. In general Durga Devi likes to reside on top of the mountains therefore one of here names is Parvati (of the mountains). The temple is located at N 20° 23’ 28.6”; E 73°54’25.1”, it kind of sticks to the cliff where the Devi is carved. There is a road, which goes up to and altitude of 1150 meters, from here there is flight of 470 stairs, which goes right up to the shrine. The temple is well connected with the city of Nashik with state transport buses.

One of the very important books that was composed at this place is the Devi Mahatmaya or Durga Saptashati which is section of the Markendeya Puran. Sage Markandeya wrote it after doing penance on the top of a peak, which face the cliff on which the Devi resides.

The Devi Mahatmaya is to be read during the Chaitra (Vernal Equinoxes) and Navratri (Autumnal Equinoxes), it is hymn which includes a number of mantras and describes the battle which take place between Durga Devi and the asuras(devils). You will notice that most of the hindu scriptures are written in such a way that it strikes a chord with the common people. It was done by dramatising the basic essence of the thought, which was required to be communicated. So also with this hymn, what it conveys is that by praying to the devi with devotion, she assists in quenching one’s malefic thought process. Thus uplifting oneself spiritually.

The following is an Arti to Durga Devi in Marathi language:-

Aarti of Durga devi

Durge Durghat bhaari tuzvin sansaari
Anaath naathe Ambe karuna vistaari
Vaari Vaari janammarnaate vaari
Haari padlo aata sankat nivaari
Jai devi Jai devi Mahishaarsurmathani
Survarishvarvarde taarak sanjivani Jai devi Jai devi

Tribhuvanbhuvani paahata tuzaisi naahi
Chaari shrumle parantu na bolve kaahi
Saahi vivaad karita padle pravaahi
Te tu bhakta laagi paavasi luvlaahi
Jai devi Jai devi Mahishaarsurmathani
Survarishvarvarde taarak sanjivani Jai devi Jai devi

Prasannvadne prassan hosi nijdaasaa
Kleshapaasuni sodi todi bhav pasha
Ambe tuzvaachun kaun poorvil aasha
Narhari Tallinn zhala padpankaj lesha
Jai devi Jai devi Mahishaarsurthmathani
Survarishvarvarde taarak sanjivani Jai devi Jai devi

A golden hue of the Saptashrungi hill, before the sunset.
A golden hue of the Saptashrungi hill, before the sunset.
Saptashrungi Devi Temple at Vani
A close up of the temple from the base of the temple.


To see larger sizes, click on the photos. The bigger size will open in another window. There are additional photos that can be viewed on my flickr site.

 

Want to know how to get to this temple from Nashik?
Route/Directions to Saptashrungi Devi at Vani; Maharashtra.

 


Submitted by Ajoy 10/04. Updated 8/2009.
Read more articles submitted by Ajoy.
 

Copyright ©2008 Jennifer Jayanthi Kumar

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40 comments so far...

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I read about this temple in Life Story of Shirdi Sai Baba. Good to read these details.

I think photo captions are switched. Please check the same.

By Kishore on   Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Thanks, Kishore. Good to know there are other references to this temple!! I have updated the captions as you have realized!

By admin on   Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Dear
Vani is our kuldevi for darshan on next friday or saturday, Just let me know road for vani darshan is open or not?

Alpesh Parekh
Mumbai
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By Alpesh Parekh on   Thursday, January 08, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by shrikant

saptashrungi devi chaya navan changbhal

By shrikant on   Thursday, January 08, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

This Information is good enough, but requires some more detail about Saptshrungi as it appears in the saptashrungi Mahatmya

By Anil Shirsat on   Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

JAI SAPTSHRUNGI MATA.
i WILL PLAN FOR COME TO VANI FOR DARSHAN OF MATA.I HAVE REQUESTED MY gOVT. JOB FROM MATA.IT IS MY TRUST THAT MATA FULFILLED EVERYBODY REUEST AND PRAY.

By ABHIJEET UDAYKUMAR JAIN on   Saturday, June 20, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

JAI SAPTSHRUNGI MATA

By ABHIJEET UDAYKUMAR JAIN on   Monday, March 16, 2009

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Requires to update this facility...
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By Santosh Somase on   Monday, March 16, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Jai Saptashrungi Mate Ki Jay
Mata Saptashrungi Is the presenting of the World

By Dnyanesh on   Monday, August 10, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I wanted to go to the Saptashringi Mata temple this saturday (01/08/09). Can u guide me the route of how can I reach there from Mumbai ?

By Ranjeet Pathak on   Monday, August 10, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

saptashrungi mata is the thing only i remember when i was a year old

By samadhan on   Monday, August 10, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

SAPTASHRUNGI MATA IS THE ONE THING WHICH I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS 1YR OLD GOD IS HERE WHEN I SEE SAPTASHRUNGIMATA

By samadhan on   Monday, August 10, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

SAPTASHRUNGI MATA IS THE ONE THING WHICH I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS 1YR OLD GOD IS HERE WHEN I SEE SAPTASHRUNGIMATA

By samadhan on   Monday, August 10, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy


Route/Directions to Saptashrungi Devi at Vani; Maharashtra.

By Ajoy via Jayanthi on   Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Jai Ma Saptashringi Aapki Jay Ho Mujhe Bhi Darshan De Maa.

By sujeet shrivastava,bhilai (c.g.) on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

i visit Saptashrungi
i experience the unique atmosphere at temple
its so amazing, feel like i'm in JANNAT

By lucky on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I LIKIE SAPTASRUNGI MATA. MATA MAZI ECHHA AAHE KI MALA GOVT NOKRI MILAVI.PLS HELP MI
ME TULA VANDAN KARTO.

By pradeep patil (pale)kalwan on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I LIKE MATA DI.I LOVE YOU.

By pradeep patil (pale)kalwan on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Jai Saptashrungi Mate Ki Jay. Mata saptshungi devi 's live Darshan to internetfacility /grangh/arti

By Bandu Shelar on   Monday, November 09, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

i believe in Shree saptashurngi aai. Devi aai is our kuldevi.
jai devi aai

By KAIVALYA GHONGDE on   Sunday, October 18, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Thank for the above information

JAI Mata Di

By Pravin Koshti on   Sunday, October 18, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Thank for the above information

JAI Mata Di

By Pravin Koshti on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Jai Mata di

By Pravin Koshti on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

jai mata di-need some information

Hi
I wanna visit saptshrungi in jan2010.Meine kuch mannat maangi thi,wo puri hui.I wanna know in case if i can get 470(diye) and ghee(to fill 470 diye) as i need to light one diya on each of the stairs till i reach to devi mandir.
Please help me and let me know if i can get this all in wani or do i need to carry this from nasik.

please send me mail to singh.anilprakash@gmail.com if you can help me
Jai Mata di.

By Anil Prakas hSingh on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

From Ajoy (Author)

I am not sure if we can get the diya and ghee at Vani, but it would be best to carry this from Nashik.
Also it is good if one can carry out the activity early in the morning, 5 to 6 Am, since the people are less at less at this point of time.
From my own experience lighting the diyas does yield positive results.

By admin on   Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I request to Government of Maharashtra and Shree Saptashrungi Nivashani Devi Trust Please show live darshan mata satpatshrungidevi.

By Bandu S. Shelar on   Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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By amol on   Thursday, March 11, 2010

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

The people who made this should set the example for what humankind should be and represent. Purely perfect amazing work!!

By Poker Turniere on   Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I too request to Government of Maharashtra and Shree Saptashrungi Nivashani Devi Trust Please show live darshan of mata satpatshrungidevi.

By Pratibha on   Saturday, June 05, 2010

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I am very lucky to see the face of mata ...i want to see the live video of maa..!

By satyajit Deshmukh on   Thursday, July 05, 2012

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

JAI MAATA DI
JAI MAATA DI
MAA, U KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT ME IF I M TRUE THEN U WILL REALLY SHOW ME THE WAY AND PLZ MAKE MY THIS B’DAY AS A MEMORABLE, OTHERWISE I WISH THIS WOULD ME LAST B’DAY FOR THE YEAR 2011

By Meenakshi on   Sunday, January 23, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

jay ma tuza betila mi yenar aahe yakada
..............

By Ganesh on   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Saraw Mangal Manglye Shive Sarvarth Sadhike
Sharnye Trambke Gauri Narayeni Namstute.

Shree Saptashrungi Mata Ki Jai

By Murlidhar Gavit on   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Sarav Mangal Manglye, Shive Sarvarth Sadhike,
Sharnye Trambke Gauri Narayeni Namostute.


Visit :- www.saptashrungi.org

Visit :- www.saptashrungi.co.in

By Murlidhar Gavit on   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

It was in did a very classy experience to read about the saptashrungi devi and watch her photo on internet. In fact a person like me who wishes to visit a place like Vani where godess devi's existence is felt at every moment had a great experience by watching your site.

Durga Mata Ki Jai Ho.

By chandrashekhar dinkar alpe on   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

It was in did a very classy experience to read about the saptashrungi devi and watch her photo on internet. In fact a person like me who wishes to visit a place like Vani where godess devi's existence is felt at every moment had a great experience by watching your site.

Durga Mata Ki Jai Ho.

By chandrashekhar dinkar alpe on   Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

jay mata tujhi krupa aamchawar majya pariwarawar ashich rahu de

By ramesh sonawane on   Friday, December 09, 2011

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

I want some devotional songs of Devi Saptashrungi from Krunal Music cassette "Saptashrungi Mahima". m not able 2 find it on the net. Can any1 please help me out for the same..?? I'll b very greatful 2 him/her for the help.

By Mohnish Murkute on   Thursday, July 05, 2012

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Dear Brother,
JAI MATE
I want to perform the `MOONDAN` of my Grandson at DEVI Mandir. Can you pl. furnish me following information, for better convince of VIDHI
1.Can we find `Barber, at Temple place

2. Is there Temple provision to furnish such performance by Mandir samiti
Pl. mail me on rbtaskar@yahoo.com as M in US now 7 proposed to come in FEB_!#

By Ramkrishna Taskar on   Friday, March 08, 2013

Re: Saptashrungi Devi - Submitted by Ajoy

Dear Brother,
JAI MATE
I want to perform the `MOONDAN` of my Grandson at DEVI Mandir. Can you pl. furnish me following information, for better convince of VIDHI
1.Can we find `Barber, at Temple place

2. Is there Temple provision to furnish such performance by Mandir samiti
Pl. mail me on rbtaskar@yahoo.com as M in US now 7 proposed to come in FEB_!#

By Ramkrishna Taskar on   Friday, March 08, 2013

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