Ekvira Devi Temple

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Situated near Karla Caves just a few kilometers away from Lonavala in Maharashtra, Ekvira Devi is worshipped by a number of people in India and also all over the globe.

Ekvira Devi Temple in Lonavala is worshipped for the Goddess Ekvira who is known as Renuka in many parts of Nepal other than in India. She is the mother of Chiranjivi and is also called Parashurama.

About Ekvira Aai Temple

Ekvira Hindu temple in Maharashtra among many other hundreds of them in the state. Karla Caves is a landmark for Ekvira Temple Lonavala. Besides these caves, Ekvira Aai Temple is placed with much more devotion and love since the ages of kings’ rules in India.

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Ekvira Temple is visited in general by the Aagri-Kohli people of the state. Ekvira Aai inside the Temple is in majority worshiped also by Daivadnya Brahmins who called her Kuldaivat which means Traditional Deity.

Ekvira Devi Temple in Lonavala is completely decorated and tinted with colors and flowers and lights during the festival of Navratri and Chaitri Navratra. Ekvira has witnessed a lot of animal sacrifices inside like those of goats and chickens. However, there were issues and oppositions for this harassment over the animals but traditionally this majestic and powerful has to be accepted anyhow.

Who built Ekvira Temple?

Legend speaks that Ekvira Temple was built by the Pandavas when they were in exile as their place for worship when they were away from home and gods. It was an impressive step by them as they had built this temple overnight and did seek the blessings of the God Ekvira Mata who visited them in person.

It was recently confirmed that the claims may be right about the origin of Ekvira Aai Mandir as the shrines inside were developed in the 2nd Century and then even in the 10th Century. There are many archaeologists who are working on the temple and the facts to prove the claims right, one by one.

Other Destinations Near Ekvira Temple

Karla Caves

Khandala Lonavala

Lohagad Fort

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Matheran Hill Station

Sangram Durg, Chakan

Pune City

0 thoughts on “Ekvira Devi Temple

  • February 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Very informative blog.

  • February 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Nice blog. You have done a great job by providing good information about Ekvira Devi. We are regular visitors of Ekvira devi temple and visit 2-3 times in a year to take blessings of Goddess Ekvira.

  • February 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Good job admin. Ekvira is best place to visit near lonavala. I am regular visitor of Ekvira temple. The caves near Ekvira is also a nice place to see.

  • March 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    We visit Ekvira Devi Temple once in a month as it is our Kuldaivat. While visiting Ekvira temple also visit the Karla caves next to the temple. Karla caves is a heritage site of Maharashtra which everyone should visit once.


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