Saptashringi Temple at Nasik
Nasik : Saptashringi ( सप्तश्रृंगी, Saptaśrr̥ṇgī)Temple is a site of Hindu pilgrimage situated 72 kilo meter from Nashik . According to Hindu traditions, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells within the seven mountain peaks. (Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks.) It is located in Nanduri, Kalwan taluka, a small village near Nashik .
The Marathas and some Bhil tribes worship the goddess from a long time and some worship as their kuldaivat. There are 510 steps to climb the gad. Devotees visit this place in large numbers every day.The temple is also known popularly as one of the “three and half Shakti Peethas” of Maharashtra.
The temple is also one among the 51 Shakti Peethas located on the Indian subcontinent and is a location where one of Sati’s (wife of Lord Shiva) limbs, her right arm is reported to have fallen. Its half shaktipeeth among three and half shaktipeeth of Maharashtra. Photo Girish Srivastav/ 24.12.2019