SAPTASHRUNGI

Saptashrungi

Saptashrungi or Saptashringi is a site of Hindu pilgrimage situated 60 kilometres from Nashik in Indian state of Maharashtra. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saptashrungi. The temple is known popularly as one of the ‘three and half Shakti Peethas’ of Maharashtra. 

The temple is also one among the 51 Shakti Peethas located on the Indian subcontinent and is a location where one of Sati’s limbs, her right arm is reported to have fallen.

The most important festival of the Saptashrungi temple is Chaitrotsav. The festival starts on Rama Navami and culminates on Chaitra Poornima (full moon day), the biggest day of the festival. The festival is also attended specifically by childless women making vows seeking blessings of goddess for children.

A path has been cut out from the mountains to form steps that lead to the temple. Now, a motorable road has been built, which goes up to an altitude of 1150 m. From that place one has to climb only 470 steps to reach the shrine, which only takes about 45 minutes. There is also a trolley system for those who are not able to climb the steps.


HOW TO REACH SAPTASHRUNGI :

  • Nearest Airport is Nashik Airport which is approx. 60kms.
  • The nearest railway station to reach the temple is Nashik railway Station is approx. 73kms.

  • Mumbai city  to Saptashrungi devi temple is approx 234 kms via NH160 highway.
  • You can also reach the temple from Nashik city  which is approx 65 kms via maharashtra state highway 17.

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