Tulja Bhavani Temple, Tuljapur, Maharashtra

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Temple Address
Shri Tulja Bhavani Temple, Mahadwar Rd, Jijamata Nagar, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601
Temple overview

Temple Overview

Tuljabhavani Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to the goddess Bhavani(Durga Or Parvati). It is situated in Tuljapur in Maharashtra district of Osmanabad and is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The Tulja Bhavani temple was constructed in c. It is located 45 km from Solapur. Twelfth-century CE.

Tulja Bhavani of Tuljapur is the second of the’ Shaktipeeths.’ It is the Bhosale Royal family deity, the Yadavs, and numerous numbers of families belonging to various castes. The Maratha Kingdom’s excellent ruler & founder, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, visited the temple as he was a prominent devotee of her. It is thought that the Goddess gave him a sword-‘ The Bhavani Talwar’-to succeed in his expeditions. The temple’s history was stated in the Skanda Purana.


Monday to Sunday – 4:00 am to 9:30 pm

Two Types Of Darshan:

1) Free Darshan (Takes more than 1 hour, depends upon queue)
2) Paid (100/-) Darshan Pass (Paid Darshan Takes 15 minutes, depends upon season)

How to Reach Tuljabavani Temple

By Air
The nearest airport is located at Osmanabad which is 15 km away from Tulja Bhavani temple.

By Rail
The nearest railway station is Umaid which is 15 km away from Tulja Bhavani Temple.

By Road
Tuljapur is located at an equal distance from Mumbai and Pune. Private vehicles and state-owned buses are also available to reach the temple.

Temple History

Along with Renuka shrines in Mahur, Mahalaxmi in Kolhapur, and Saptashringi in Vani, Bhavani temple in Tuljapur forms the four major Shaktipitha in Maharashtra. The temple is connected with many legends. One legend is a demon, Matanga, who wreaked havoc on gods and people.

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They turned to Lord Brahma for assistance, unable to discover any alternative, and on his advice turned to Goddess Shakti, who took the form of a destroyer and driven by the other (Sapta) Mata Varaahi, Brahmi, Vaishnavi, Kaumaari Indraani and Saambhavi, vanquished the demon Matanga and restored peace. Legend also says that Bhavani completed another demon that took up the disguise of a buffalo (Mahisha) and took refuge in the Yamunachala Hill that is part of the Balaghat Mountain Range.

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Another legend says the tale of a sage known as “Kardam” After his death, his wife “Anubuti” had carried out penance for Bhavani Mata on the banks of the river to look after her kid. The demon knew “Kukur” tried to disturb her penance while performing the penance during which the goddess came to the aid of “Anubuti” and killed “Kukur” the demon. The goddess Bhavani went to be known as Tulja Bhavani from that day on it became Tulja Bhavani Mandir.

The temple’s primary entrance bears Sardar Nimbalkar’s name. The other two entrances are named after Shivaji Maharaj’s parents, which is Raja Shahaji, and Jijau’s Rajmata. On the right is a temple devoted to Markandeya Rishi as one enters the door of Sardar Nimbalkar. One finds the primary Tulja Bhavani Temple after going down the stairs. In front of this Tulja Bhavani mandir is Yagna Kund (Holy Firepit). There are two libraries named Shree Santh Dnyaneshwar Dharmik Library and Shree Tukaram Dharmik Library on the ground close to two primary doors (Raja Shahaji Mahadwar and Rajmata Jijau primary gate).

On the correct hand, there is’ Gomukh Theerth’ after alighting from the stairs and on the left side there is’ Kalakh,’ also known as’ Kallol Theerth.’ Devotees take a dip here in these Theerths (Shallow tanks of “holy” water) before entering the Goddess ‘ Sanctum sanctorum. Also on the grounds are Amruth Kund and a Datta temple. There is a temple of Aadishakti, Aadimata Matangadevi, on the left side of the primary door, while on the right there is a temple of Aadishakti. Also present in the primary complex is a temple of the goddess Annapurna.

Her devotees believe that the idol of Goddess Tulja Bhavani and Tulja Bhavani Temple is’ Swayambhu'(‘ self-manifested’ or’ that which is produced by their own accord’) even now in the many part of Maharashtra devotees kept Tulja Bhavani Photo in their home. The elevated granite idol is three-foot-tall, with eight arms holding arms and bearing the head of the murdered Mahishasura demon. Tulaja, Turaja, Tvarita, and Amba are also regarded as the goddess.

Nearby places to visit near this temple

1. Ghatshil Temple (2.4 km from Tulja Bhavani temple which takes around 8 minutes)  Ghatshil Temple Path, Jijamata Nagar, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601

2. Shree Siddheshwar Temple Wadgaon (15 km from Tulja Bhavani temple which takes around 20 minutes)  Wadgaon Budruk, Narhe, Pune, Maharashtra 413501.

3. Shri Datta Mandir Sansthan Ruibhar (20 km from Tulja Bhavani temple which takes around 30 minutes) Ruibhar, Maharashtra 413501

Nearby Hotels To Stay :

1. Ambai Executive Lodge (1.1 km which take only 5 min from the Tulja Bhavani Mandir)  767/3, no 2, Parking road, near NP school, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601

2. Godawari Bhakt Niwas (500 meter which take only 2 min from the Tulja Bhavani Mandir) Deepak chowk, Bhavani Rd, Jijamata Nagar, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601.

3. Pawan Executive (300 meter which take only 1 min from the Tulja Bhavani Mandir) Pawan Complex, Bhavani Rd, Tuljapur, Maharashtra 413601


Temple Timings
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 9:30 pm

Temple Timing