Tulja Bhavani Temple Festivals List and Pooja Booking procedure
Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Darshan Duration: 2 to 3 hours on festival days.
Auspicious Festivals in Tulja Bhavani Temple
- Photo taking Day
The image/photo of Shri Tulja Bhawani Mata is taken every Tuesday with Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi, Shukla Paksha Poornima, and Krishna Paksha Pratipada.
Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada is celebrated as the start of the Hindu new year, that day also known as Gudhipadva. On this day, Charan Tirtha is held at 4 am and the sugar necklace offered by the devotees is worn. Gudi is hoisted on the roof, in front of the main peak of the Temple at sunrise through the Temple Organization.
- Ram Navami
Chaitra Shuddha Navami is celebrating the birth of Lord Ram, is also known as Ram Navami. It celebrates in Ram Mandir Cave/Dome in Tuljapur by Mandir Sansthan.
- Akshay Tritiya
Vaishakha Shuddha Tritiya is also known as Akshay Tritiya. This day is one of the auspicious days of the year. Pitru Pooja can be done on this day, after Shri Abhishek Pooja, Maha Alankar of Goddess.
- Nag Panchami
Shravan Shuddha Panchami is also known as Nag Panchami. After the Charan Tirtha, the priests of Bhavani Shankara place the Bhavani Shankara’s brass hawthorn in front of the Inamdar Homam and make a mud serpent in front of it. Local women come here, for Nag Pooja and for offering milk, puffed paddy, and boiled Prasadams, performed at Sunrise. The Uttar Pooja of Nag Panchami is performed in the evening during Sunset only.
- Raksha Bandhan
Shravan Shuddha Pournima celebrates as Raksha Bandhan. The priest offers Shri Rakhi to the Goddess Tulja Bhavani during Charan Tirth and Dhuparti.
- Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Ashtami to Amavasya
Goddess goes to take one of her big sleep. Priest changes the regular bed mattress to a special bed mattress which they brought from Ganesh Vihar. The sleep of Goddess starts from Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha Ashtami and ends on its Amavasya. Devotees from village and outside of village also come here and lighten the earthen lamps. They celebrate this festival by worshipping the torch. This pooja continues till Navratri Pooja, which starts by installing ‘Kalash Sthapan’.
- Ashwin Navratri
The entire temple premise of the temple is washed and cleaned. The Temple is decorated with a special Toran which is made up of Mango leaves and coconut puddles.
The rituals of Temple during Navratri are performing, very strictly. These are worshipping of Kumarikas (virgins and younger girls), Saptashadi Path, Bhavani Shankar Abhishek, Navagruha Japa, Prasadam and food arrangements, and so on.
Everyday Goddess appears in different dresses, in different themes, and on different vehicles (animals, chariot).
On Navami, there is a big procession that starts from Sindhfal to Tuljapur City, Shivaji effigy, Bhavani Road Mahadwar, and to temple, by making a big circumambulation.
- Vijaya Dashmi
Ashwin Shuddha Dashmi is known as Vijaya Dashmi. The goddess comes out from the Temple border to go to Tirth for performing Shami Poojan. That day, a plate of pooja is prepared through Mandir Sansthan, along with the weapons sacrificed by Mahanavamis. After worshipping Shami, Shri Shami leaves distributing to each God and Goddess and also among to Priests.
- Ashwin Vadaya Chaturdashi
This day is also known as Narak Chaturthi. That day, Charan Tirtha and Abhishek Pooja are performed in the very early morning. Abhishek Pooja is replaced with Abhyanga Snana, in which Idol of Goddess is bathed in lukewarm water without Saffron and the perfume of Shree Ubtan is applied to the body.
- Ashwin Vadaya Amavasya
Ashwin Vadaya Amavasya is also known as Diwali Day. That day, the morning pooja and evening pooja is happening as per scheduled pooja, but this pooja happens in front of Dashavtar Mathadhipati. There is the celebration by the procession of the great fire.
- Karthik Shuddha Pratipada
This day is one of the auspicious days of the year. On this day, the Charan Tirtha is performed early in the morning compared to the normal days. That day, offerings Farala Laddu, Karanjyata, Anarse, and as usual, offerings are made on behalf of the temple organization.
- Kartik Shuddha Pournima
This day is also known as Dev Diwali and Tripurari Pournima. The Kallol Tirtha is washed and cleaned. Tatwa Pooja is performed in Kallol Tirtha. In the evening, the image/photo is taken and asked to be saved, after the evening full moon pooja.
- Shakambhari Navratri Festival
In this Navratri Festival Goddess wakes up from her Mayanidra. And the celebration of the Shakambhari Navratri Festival starts. The goddess appears in different Alankar/Jewelries.
How to Reach
- By Air: Solapur Airport at 44 KM, Aurangabad Airport at 288 KM, and Pune Airport at 296 KM.
- By Rail: Sholapur Railway Station at 45 KM.
- By Roads: Maharashtra State Road Transport Bus Corporation is very well connected in between Tuljapur Town and other cities of Maharashtra.