Bhavani is a ferocious aspect of the Hindu goddess Parvati. Bhavani means “giver of life”, the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, “filled with mercy”. The Tulja Bhavani in Tuljapur in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. The temple was built in 12th century and was built in Chittorgarh. Tuljapur is a city and a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative seat of Tuljapur taluka.
Tulja Bhavani Temple Live Darshan :
Tulja bhavani Mata mandir is in tuljapur taluka of Osmanabad district. The region is usually referred to as marathawada
region. The temple of tulja bhavani is looked after by a trust of which district collector is a president. The tulja bhavani temple live darshan is one the most popular and people form far off places come and visit the city to worship the deity.
It is the second among the ‘shaktipeeths’ and was the family deity of the bhosale kings. The history of the temple has been mentioned in great detail in the “skanda puran”.
The live darshan of tulja bhavani has everything to show from the two main entrances of the temple to the live arti that takes place in the temple every morning and evening with lakhs of people attending and experiencing the eternal bliss.
The live darshan at tulja bhavani temple shows clearly the image of the idol which is three foot high and made of granite.
The idol worshipped has eight arms holding weapons, bearing the head of the slain. This image is supposed to be swayambhu- “the self-born” created without the medium of human agency. The lowermost right hand holds a trident, the next one a dagger, the one above this an arrow and the uppermost right hand wields the chakra. In the uppermost left hand is a shankh, next is a bow, and third one carries a bowl and the lower most left band holds the knot of bair on the head of the asur. The right leg is planted firmly on the body of the Mahishasur, the left one is on the ground between the two is the head of the asur gripped by the lower left arm.
The various places that are shown in live darshan of tulja bhavani are Bharti Baba’s Matha which is located near the temple premises. After the death of the baba the matha is maintained by his family members. It is also believed that Shree tulja bhavani used to talk with baba in person due to baba’s tapasya. The kasha kund is also shown in the live darshan which is located behind the Bharti baba’s matha and is popular as kashi kund. The other places visible are Aranya Govardhan Matha samsthan and Ramavardhayani kund. There are various annual programmes taking place at the temple which is also visible in the CDs and cassettes that they provide.