Tuljapur Bhavani Yatra at Tuljapur in Maharashtra is held on the Purnima or full moon day in Chaitra month. Tuljapur Bhavani Yatra 2017 date is April 11. Tulja Bhavani is family deity of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj and of thousands of families in Maharashtra and other states.
Tulja Bhavani is the manifestation of Goddess Shakti – who is worshipped as Ambabai, Jagadamba, Tukai, Bhagwati and Durga in western parts of India.
Tulja Bhavani Temple is also one of the Shaktipeetahs.
Thousands of devotees arrive on the day at the temple to pay respects to the Goddess.
Unique rituals and pujas are organized on the occasion. Food donation and cultural activities too are part of the yatra.
For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane.