Goddess Vajreshwari resides in my dwelling and I am proudly the one who holds her for the devotees who wait in long queues and troubles to get to her. She is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati and the meaning of her name literally says that she is Vajra or better called thunderbolt.
Who am I?
I am the Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi Temple located in a small town far away 75kms from the main city of Mumbai. I am located in Thane District. The town is a proud owner of me and I am honored along with the goddess within me equally – Goddess Vajreshwari.
On the banks of River Tansa in Thane district I reside just near the post office and can be located very easily. I am situated on a hillock called Mandagiri which used to have experienced long times of volcanic eruptions for herself.
There are around twenty-one hot water springs in a five-kilometer radius of my temple. These hot water springs are referred as kundas where pilgrims have a holy bath when the visit me.
This region where I stand 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 my history I can say that 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 to 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 me and relive the victory Goddess Parvati had against the bad and evil!