Chaturshringi Temple

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Chaturshringi Temple
Chaturshrungi Temple
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Chaturshringi Temple is located in Maharashtra
Chaturshringi Temple
Location in Maharashtra, India
Basic information
Location Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
Geographic coordinates 18°32′20.36″N 73°49′41.60″E / 18.5389889°N 73.8282222°E / 18.5389889; 73.8282222Coordinates: 18°32′20.36″N 73°49′41.60″E / 18.5389889°N 73.8282222°E / 18.5389889; 73.8282222
Deity Goddess Chaturshringi
Festivals Navratri
State Maharashtra
Country India
Website http://www.chattushringidevasthanpune.org
Architectural description
Creator Durlabhsheth Pitambardas Mahajan
Completed During Shivaji's reign

The Chattushringi[1] Temple also spelt as Chattushrungi Temple is a Hindu temple in the city of Pune in Maharashtra state of India.[2] The temple is located on the slope of a hill on Senapati Bapat Road. It is said to have been built during the reign of the Maratha king Shivaji. The temple is looked after by Chattushringi Devasthan (Temple) trustees.

Chattushringi (Chattu means four) is a mountain with four peaks. The Chattushringi temple is 90 feet high and 125 feet wide and is a symbol of power and faith. One has to climb more than 100 steps to reach the shrine of Goddess Chattushringi. In the temple premises there are also temples of Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesh. This includes eight miniature idols of Ashtavinayaka. These small temples are located on the four separate hillocks.Also includes the temple of vetal maharaj at the baner pashan end.

Legend

The legend associated with the temple is that, once there was a rich and prosperous merchant named Durlabhsheth Pitambardas Mahajan who was an ardent believer of Goddess Saptashrungi devi and visited all Her temples everywhere. But as he grew older, he could no longer travel and this hindered him from visiting the temples. Then one night the Goddess Saptashrungi devi appeared in his dream and told him, "if you can not come to me, I will come to you & stay near you." She told him to come to a mountain situated in the North-West of Pune & dig there. The place as described by the goddess was traced out and miracle happened as he found a natural statue of goddess (swayambhu devi). He constructed the temple at that place and this is the same temple which was renovated time to time, which is the present temple.

Deity

The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Chattushringi, also known as Goddess Ambareshwari. She is also considered as the presiding deity of the city of Pune. The temple is maintained by the Chattushringi Devasthan Trust. Every year a fair is held at the foothills on the eve of Navratri. Thousands of people gather to worship the Goddess Chattushringi.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Website of Chattushringi Devi Mandir". www.chattushringidevasthanpune.org. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Chaturshringi Temple". Pune. May 2013. Retrieved May 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links

  • Chattushringi Devasthan, Pune


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