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Thane , Maharashtra

Vajreshwari is a temple town that is located very close to the big Mumbai metropolitan in the state of Maharashtra. This is one of the places that is and will always be very pious because of the temple that is located here and that gives it a very high significance. A place that guarantees thousands of pilgrims every year, it is dedicated to the Goddess Vajreshwari. The town, like many temple towns lie on the bank of a river which is called Tansa. The primary deity of the temple, Vajreshwari is considered to be the incarnation of goddess Parvati or Aadi-Maya on earth. Her name literally means "the lady of the Vajra or thunderbolt and it represents a very strong essence of the Mother Goddess. There are some very old and very wonderful stories that are linked to the Mother Goddess and why she needed a thunderbolt to kill a demon here. This is a temple that is filled with interesting legends of the Goddess. The main gate entrance has a Nagarkhana or drum house and is built similar to Bassein fort entrance. The temple is also surrounded by a stone wall like a fort. Fifty-two stone steps are to be climbed to reach the main shrine. A golden tortoise is carved on one of the steps and worshipped as Kurma, the tortoise incarnation of Vishnu. A grand, old and absolutely beautiful temple, this is one place that truly makes you believe in the faith that is garnered by temples all over the world. And while you are here, do visit the 21 hot springs that are a part of the radius of this wonderful town.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 24.0°C /75.0°F 188 mm 70feet /km2 Jan-Mar,Nov Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Akloi kund

  • Nityanand mandir

  • Parshuram mandir

  • Shri gurudev ashram

  • Vajreshwari temple


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