YOGESHWARI DEVI SHAKTIPEETH: WHEN THE GODDESS CALLS

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Experience the divine aura of the Yogeshwari Devi temple in Ambajogai, Maharashtra, a revered Shaktipeeth where devotees seek the blessings of Goddess Yogeshwari, the embodiment of Adishakti, the primordial Mother Goddess. Admire the ancient stone-pillared chamber as you step into another

In the tranquil evening hours, I embarked on a spiritual journey to the Yogeshwari Devi temple in Ambajogai, Maharashtra, accompanied by fellow devotees. This revered Shaktipeeth in the Beed district attracts pilgrims from far and wide to seek blessings from Goddess Yogeshwari, a manifestation of Adishakti, the primal Mother Goddess.

The temple's grand entrance belies the intimate chamber leading to the sanctum sanctorum, creating a sense of contrast and reverence. As I traversed the stone-pillared chamber, it felt like stepping back in time, surrounded by well-preserved silver-painted walls and pillars evoking centuries of devotion.

Standing before the divine form of Goddess Yogeshwari, I was mesmerized by her ethereal beauty, adorned with golden eyes and intricate ornaments. The palpable sacred energy enveloped me, filling my heart with gratitude as the priest bestowed upon me a garland of flowers, a coconut, and prasad, symbolizing divine blessings.

Yogeshwari Devi, known for granting devotees' wishes, bestowed upon me a profound sense of blessing. The temple connects one to the supreme divine feminine, permeating both inner and outer realms. Ambajogai, named after Amba (Parvati), the Mother Goddess, epitomizes the divine presence embodied in its sacred spaces.

No pilgrimage to Ambajogai is complete without paying homage to the Universal Father, Shiva, manifested as Kaal Bhairav. The serene Kaal Bhairav temple, nestled in a quaint garden, offered a moment of introspection and reverence amidst the fragrance of flowers.

Adjacent to Yogeshwari Devi temple lies the Parli Vaijanath Jyotirling, another sacred shrine of Lord Shiva, drawing pilgrims on day trips to Ambajogai. Other notable heritage sites include the rock-cut Shivleni caves, Shree Kholeshwar temple, and Barakhambi temple, enriching the spiritual journey.

For travelers seeking to visit Ambajogai, the town is accessible by state road transport buses and trains, with nearby airports in Latur, Naned, and Aurangabad. Accommodation options, though limited, include Hotel Piyush Inn, providing a comfortable retreat for pilgrims and visitors alike.

 
 
 
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