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Tungareshwar Lord Shiva Temple, Vasai - Mumbai

An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Tungareshwar – deep inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Vasai , Mumbai, Maharashtra – is visited by more that 200,000 devotees during Mahashivratri – now anglicized as the ‘The Night of Shiva.’  The devotees also visit the caves at Kanheri in the national park. The caves part of the World Heritage Site of UNESCO was occupied by Buddhist monks from 2 nd century AD. From the base of Tungareshwar, there is a three kilometer hike to reach the 100-year-old temple. The walk passes through two streams. There is pond in the premise of the temple. Lord Shiva is worshiped here in the form a Shivling. Nandi is seen facing the Shivling. The subsidiary deities worshiped in the temple are Ganesha and Khodiyar Mata. The temple attracts maximum crowd during Shivratri, Mondays in Shravan month, Tripurai Purnima and during Vaikunta Chaturdasi. Nearest Railway Station is Vasai Road Railway Station. 

Shravan Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Shravana birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Shravan Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Shravana Nakshatra Born People is Crown Flower. Hindi name of the Shravan Nakshatra Tree is Safed aak Telugu name is Jilledi Puvvu Malayalam name is Erukku Tamil Name is Erukku Kannada name is Arka In Marathi it is known as Rui Bengali name is Akanda Shravan Nakshatra born people should plant the Crown Flower. Water it. They should also protect the tree.