Shree Saptshrungi Gad Vani
Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nashik in Kalwan Tahsil.
The temple is situated at 4659 feet above sea level, on a hill surrounded by seven peaks. It is considered to be Ardha Shaktipeeth out of Sadetin Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra. The figure of the goddess is about eight feet high,carved in relief out of the natural rock. She has eighteen hands ,nine on each side,each hand grasping a different weapons. Saptashringa Gad is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells. Saptashringa signifies seven horned/mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. The Saptashringi hill has variety of flora having medicinal worth.There are various kunds like Kalikund, Suryakund and Dattatraya Kund. Opposite to the Saptashrind, to the east, divided by the deep ravine, is Markanedya hill. This is said to have been the abode of the sage Maekendeya. During his lifetime, he used to recite Purans for the amusement of the Devi and written Durga Saptashati.Large fairs are held in Chaitra and Ashwin Navratra.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport is Mumbai 250 Kms
Nearest Railway Station is Nashik Road which is approx 75 Kms away.
Nashik is well connected by Road. Nashik to Saptashrungi Temple Road Distance is about 65 Kms