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Tulja Bhavani – About Goddess Tulja Bhavani

Tulja Bhavani is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and she is worshipped in this form in the famous Tulja Bhavani Temple in Tuljapur in Maharashtra. She is also known as Tvarita, Tulaja, Turaja, Turaza and Amba. She was the patron goddess of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. She is the family deity or Kuldevata of the Marathas.

The name of Tulja Bhavani and importance of her temple is found in many scriptures starting from 12th century AD.

In murti form Tulja Bhavani has eight arms and holds trident, dagger, arrow, disc, conch, bow, and bowl. The lowermost left hand grips the knot of the hair of Mahishasura, who is under her.

The vehicle of goddess is a lion.

This is a fierce form of Goddess Shakti.