/ 17 - Three and a half Shakti
Peeth of Goddess Shakti in Maharashtra
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
4 of the Shakti
Peetha temples are situated in Maharashtra and are visited as a circuit.
Bhavani of Tuljapur near Solapur,
Mahurgad near Nanded,
from Saptashrungagarh near Nashik .
Mumbai - Vani - Nasik (1 Night) - Nanded (2 Nights/ 1 day excursion to
Mahurrgad - Renukamandir) - Tuljapur - Solapur (1 Night) - Kolhapur (1
Night) - Mumbai
Mumbai to Vani
: approx 220 kms
Vani to Nasik : approx
Nasik to Nanded
: approx 465 kms
Nanded to Mahur
: approx 130 kms (1 way)
Tuljapur : approx 215 kms
Solapur : approx 45 kms
Kolhapur : approx 255 kms
Kolhapur to Mumbai
: approx 375 kms
1: Depart from Mumbai, proceed to Vani
near Nasik for darshan of Saptashrungi.
Later after darshan back to Nasik. Overnight at Nasik hotel.
2: Morning proceed to
Nanded, on arrival transfer to the hotel, later you may visit the
local city, Guru Gobind Singh - Gurudwara. etc. Overnight at
3: Today take a day
excursion to Renukamandir at Mahur Gad. Later back to
Nanded. Overnight at Nanded hotel.
4: Morning proceed to Tuljapur,
after darshan transfer to Solapur. Overnight at Solapur hotel.
5: Morning proceed to
Kolhapur for darshan of Mahalaxmi after darshan
transfer to hotel. Overnight at Kolhapur hotel.
6: Morning you may visit
Jyotiba Mandir, later proceed back to Mumbai.
circuit could be done all round the year. Temples get local visitors
coming on Sundays and devotee numbers multiple during holiday season (Deewali,
Christmas, Long weekends and Summer Vacation) and therefore its important
to provide more time for Darshan during these. During rest of the
periods temples are easy to access and devotees can spend more time
praying / meditating.