The Tryambuli Devi Temple is an ancient shrine in Maharashtra. It is known for its historical and mythological significance.
About The Temple
People believe that the idol was self-created. It has four hands and is made of black stone. The idol has its back turned to the Mahalakshmi Mandir. The goddess is also called 'Trayamali'. A beautiful statue of Shivaji Maharaj can be seen in the temple premises. There is also a Yama Mandir.
Legend and Stories
Tryambuli Devi is associated with many mythological stories. Kamaksha once came to conquer this city. Kamaksha was the son of king Kolasur who had obtained the Yogadanda learning. Mahalaxmi sent her younger sister, Tryambuli to defeat him. As instructed, Tryambuli defeated him and took away his Yogadanda. Then Mahalaxmi celebrated the victory, but forgot to invite Tryamboli. This hurt her and so she turned her back to Mahalaxmi. When Mahalaxmi discovered this, she herself went to her to pacify her anger. Tryambuli commanded Mahalaxmi to visit her on every Panchami day. Locals believe that even today, Mahalaxmi pays her sister a visit.
In every Ashadha the religious ceremony of pouring water on the steps of the Mandir is celebrated on a grand scale. On the Ashwin Shu. Panchami in Navaratra, Laxmi comes in the form of a maiden in the Sabha-Mandap and with Tyambuli kills Kohala. The festival is worth -seeing.
Kolhapur is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest railway station is Shahu Maharaj Terminus (KOP), Rukadi (RKD). There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Kolhapur.
Tryambuli Devi Temple,
Kolhapur, Kolhapur District,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm