I, Saptashrungi, am a Hindu pilgrimage situated at Vani near Nashik. I am one of the hill ranges consisting of the seven hills locally called the Ghats. We all together form the Sahyadri Range of the Western Ghats. Dhopad is the central hill range which is present at the middle of the seven ranges. I am a pilgrimage where people visit me for an inner pious and serenity. Around me there are more than 108 water bodies which make my environment cooler than the rest of the places in Nashik and nearby.
Saptashrungi Devi and her Dwelling
Hinduism has claimed that the Spatashrungi Nivasini is the goddess that dwells within the seven mountains making it equally important. The meaning of sapta here is SEVEN and shrunga means PEAK. The seven peaks together represent the power of the penance and peace held within. With n number of devotees visiting this place daily this small village Nanduri, where it is located, has gained value more than anything.
Saptashrungi Sati Connection
The Saptashrungi temple is also called the three and half peethas of Maharashtra as the place has one of the 51 Shakti Peethas that were generated when Lord Shiva had thrown away the remains of her first wife Sati when she burnt herself because of her raging father. Shiva was so furious and at the same time so much annoyed as he had lost his beloved wife just because of certain misunderstandings. Sati’s parts where wide spread in all the Indian subcontinent and now they are all converted to temples and prayed by the devotees.
When to worship Saptashrungi
I have the most important time during the Chaitra festival when Ram Navmi starts till the Poorima sets. The chaitra poornima is the most important day of this time. Many women come to visit me to have a boon of a cute little pleasure of a child in their lives. There are certain vows which the women take up for a better life ahead for their kids as well.
Such is my power and that is the perks of my worship.