Saptshrungi Devi Mandir: Ude gam ambe ude…. As many as eleven hundred kilos of shendur were removed, now this is what the self-made idol of Saptshrungi Devi looks like.

Saptshrungi Devi Mandir :  

The temple of Saptshringi Devi in ​​Vani, which is known as the first of the three and a half Shaktipeeths, was closed for conservation and maintenance of the idol.  The decision to keep this temple closed was taken on behalf of the temple administration to work in the temple’s deity. The Saptshringi temple was instructed to keep the devotees closed for darshan in keeping with the conservation and work of the idol of the goddess. Earlier, the protective wall of the temple had collapsed due to cloudburst-like rain at the Saptshringi fort. Therefore, it was decided to keep the temple closed for some more time for both idol conservation and temple work. In the meantime, the devotees get a glimpse of the first step. 

This is the new form of Saptashrungi 
At present, after removing the shendur coating, the idol of Bhagwati is about ten feet high and eight feet wide. There are 18 different types of weapons and weapons in the right hand, from the bottom to the top, Aksharamala, Kamal, Baan, Khadak, Vajra, Mace, Chakra, Trishul, Parashu, while in the left hand, from the bottom to the top, there is a Commandlu, Panpatra, Dhanushya, Charam, Kaldanda. , Shakti, has five bells. These weapons are said to be symbols of various gods and goddesses.  Shree Bhagwati’s idol is very ancient and the only self-made idol in the world in the grandest shape and form. The Devi temple is famous in the state as well as in the country. There is a temple of Saptshringi Devi on the fort at Vani near Nashik. Shendur coating is going on for years on the goddess idol in the temple. Also, the priests had noticed that the temple of the goddess on the Saptshringi fort was often damaged by the water seeping into the mountain part and during the monsoons and damaging some parts of the idol. After this, the priests followed up in the year 2012-13 with the Board of Trustees demanding conservation of the idol. All the process of removing the shendur of the goddess was done as per the rules of the Archeology Department. No chemical process was used in this. According to Saptshringi Neshi, Devi Trust started the conservation work through Ajinkyatara Consultancy Nashik, an organization approved by Archeology Department, with all reports and administrative permission from Archeology Department ITI Powai. 

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