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Tuljapur

Tuljapur, a peaceful city settled on the hills Yamunachala on the ranges of the Sahayadri region in Maharashtra near Sholapur, is located at an average elevation of about 650 meters above the sea level. It is a marvelous pilgrimage center in the state of Maharashtra. The place has been witnessing regular flow of tourists and pilgrims in the recent years. The town of Tuljapur was earlier known as Chinchpur, the land of tamarind trees. The major attraction of this scenic village is the holy temple dedicated to Goddess Bhavani, one of the forms of Goddess Durga. The village got its name from this temple known as Tulja Bahavani temple. The city is placed at the fag end location of the plateau from where the national highway proceeds to Solapur from Aurangabad.

The scenic and attractive town had received much significance in the past centuries as well. The temple enjoyed a privileged and special position during the period of Bhonsale clan, the clan of Chatrapati Shivaji. It is believed that Goddess Tulja Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhonsale Kingdom.

 



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