Three and a half Shakti Peeth of Goddess Shakti in Maharashtra
Deity inside Mahurgad - Photo Courtesy V Narsikar
Shakti Peethas are where different parts of Goddess Shakti have fallen when Lord Vishnu's Chakra, Sudarshana Chakra, cut through the corpse of Sati.
There are totally 50+ such locations and not all are undisputed. 18 of these are universally accepted as Shaki Peethas and are collectively known as Maha Shakti Peethas.
4 of the Shakti Peetha temples are situated in Maharashtra and are visited as a circuit. These are
* Tuljapur Bhavani of Tuljapur near Solapur,
* Ambabai from Kolhapur,
* Renukamata of Mahurgad near Nanded,
* Saptashrungi from Saptashrungagarh near Nashik .
These can be visited all through the year and would typically take 4-5 night trip ex-Mumbai / Pune.