Goddess Vajreshwari is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and the meaning of her name literally says that she is Vajra or better-called thunderbolt. Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi Temple is located in a small town far away 75 km from the main city of Mumbai. Vajreshwari Temple is located in Thane District.
On the banks of River Tansa in the Thane district, the Vajreshwari Mandir resides just near the post office and can be located very easily. It is situated on a hillock called Mandagiri which used to have experienced long times of volcanic eruptions for herself.
Vajreshwari Hot Water Springs
There are around twenty-one hot water springs in a five-kilometer radius of the Vajreshwari Temple Thane. These hot water springs are referred to as kundas where pilgrims have a holy bath when they visit the Vajreshwari Devi Temple.
This region where Vajreshwari stands was earlier known as Vadvali in the Hindu books where Lord Vishnu and Rama had visited very often.
Story of Maa Vajreshwari
Long back if we peep into the history, Lord Indra, the God of heaven had once met with the other Gods and decided to go to Parvati to solve the problem they are facing because of a demon named Kalikala. Parvati had promised them good will and also made sure that she will save them and the world from such evil power anyhow. She had once had a face-to-face fight with Kalikala.
In the fight, till the end, Kalikala seemingly won till Parvati used up all her weapons on him. But only to realize later that she had Vajra with her which she threw at him with great wrath. The Vajra also was shattered to pieces only to see Goddess emerging from those portions who destroyed the demon.
The Goddess was favorably called Vajreshwari since then and a temple in my name was built on account of her victory.
Visit the Vajreshwari Mandir and relive the victory Goddess Parvati had against the bad and evil!
Vajreshwari Temple Timings
Vajreshwari Devi Temple is open from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm on all days for Darshan.
- 5:00 am – Temple Opening and First Aarti
- 11:15 am – Second Aarti of Goddess
- 11:30 am – Naivedya
- 7:00 pm – Paadha Pooja
- 8:15 pm – Evening Aarti
- 9:00 pm – Temple Closed