Saptashrungi Temple

This is a two storied shrine of Goddess Saptashrungi surrounded by seven hills locally called ghads. The 8 feet tall saffron image of the goddess is carved on the face of a sharp rock placed on the top floor of the Temple. The goddess is in the image of Devi Mahtmaya with 18 arms each holding a distinct object such as the, the Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu, the Shankha (conch) of Varuna, Trishula (trident) of Shiva, Akshamala (string of beads) of Daksha , the flames of Agniof the fire-god, Bow & Arrow of Vayu, the Vajra (thunderbolt) and Ghanta (bell) of Indra, Danda (cudgel) of Yama, the water-port or Kamandalu of Brahma, rays from Surya the sun god, sword-shield pair of Kali, the Parashu (axe) of Vishwakarma, the chalice of Kubera, Gada (mace), Lotus, Lance and Pasha (noose). The Temple can be reached after a flight of 500 steps build during different reigns of Satara rulers.

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