Shree Vajreshwari Yogini Devi
Timing of the Temple
- 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
The temple is likewise encircled by a stone divider like a fortress. 52 stone advances are to be move to arrive at the fundamental altar. A brilliant turtle is cut on one of the means and venerated as Kurma, the turtle manifestation of Vishnu.
The principle place of worship has three areas: the primary inward sanctum (Garbha gṛha), another sanctum, and a pillared mandapa (get together corridor). The Grabha-griha houses six symbols. The saffron murti (symbol) of the goddess Vajreshwari with a blade and a gada (mace) in her right and left hands individually and a trisula (spear) other than her, remains in the middle. Murtis of the goddess Renuka (Parshurama's mom) with a blade and a lotus in her grasp, goddess Saptashrungi Mahalakshmi of Vani and a tiger, goddess Vajreshwari's vahana or mount; are to one side of the goddess Vajreshwari. On her right are the murtis of the goddess Kalika (the town goddess) with a lotus and a kamandalu (water pot) and Parshurama outfitted with a parshu (hatchet). The goddesses are enhanced with silver gems and crowns, remain on silver lotuses, and are shielded by silver umbrellas. The sanctum outside the Garbhagriha has symbols of Ganesha, Bhairava, Hanuman and neighborhood divinities like Moraba devi. The gathering lobby has a chime, which fans ring when entering the altar and a marble lion, additionally accepted to be the goddess' mount. A Yajna kunda (a design wherein a fire offering is done) is outside the gathering corridor.
History and Legend :
Local people of Vadvali discover notice in the Puranas (Hindu sacred writings). It is accepted that the locale was visited by Avatars (manifestations) of Bhagwaan Vishnu (considered as the divine force of safeguarding): Parshurama and Rama. Legend says that Sage Parshurama had played out a huge yajna (fire offering) in the areas of Vadvali. The high slopes of volcanic debris found in this space are the buildups of his yagna.
As indicated by classic stories and stories connected to the sanctuary, a devil named Kalikut or Kalikala used to inconvenience the people and rishis (sages) living around here of Vadvali. He likewise pursued misleading fights the Devas (divine beings). Bothered by his demonstrations, the divine beings and sages drove by Sage Vashishta had performed Tri Chandi yagna, which was a fire offering made to satisfy the Goddess.
It is said that once an aahuti (offering of ghee in the yajna) was not offered to Bhagwaan Indra, who was the King of all divine beings in paradise. This irritated him to a degree that he heaved his weapon, the amazing Vajra at the yajna. The divine beings and sages were completely frightened and summoned the forces of the goddess to save them from the rage of Bhagwaan Indra. The Goddess approached in the entirety of her greatness and gulped the Vajra. She additionally killed the devils and lowered Indra. In the wake of arising successful, she was mentioned by the sages, divine beings and people to remain back in the locale of Vadvali as Vajreshwari. The Vajreshwari sanctuary was developed as her homestead on earth.
One more legend accepts that the Devas had once moved toward goddess Parvati to kill insidious evil spirit Kalikala. Goddess Parvati guaranteed the Devas that she would show up to their guide at a helpful time and requested that they wage a conflict against the devil. In the fight that resulted, Kalikala destructed and gulped all weapons heaved at him. To stop the evil presence’s forward walk into the powers drove by the Devas, Bhagwaan Indra needed to toss his Vajra. This attacked Kalikala into pieces and set the reason for the rise of Goddess Parvati (who had successfully obliterated the oppression of the devil). She was lauded by the Devas as Vajreshwari and a sanctuary was underlying her honor.
How to reach ?
By Train: Thane railway station ( 34 km away )
By Air: Mumbai airport ( 75 km away )
By Bus: Thane and Vasai bus station