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Shri Renuka Devi Mandir, Mahur - Nanded...MAHARASHTRA
Shri Renuka Devi Mandir, Mahur - Nanded...MAHARASHTRA
Published: 2012/03/31
Channel: prakash manjrekar
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dattatrey parbhu ji ki arati mahurgarh ,maharashtra
Published: 2013/03/18
Channel: Puneet Wadhwa
Dattatreya & Anusuya Mandir, Mahur...MAHARASTRA
Dattatreya & Anusuya Mandir, Mahur...MAHARASTRA
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: prakash manjrekar
Holy Place: Shree Kshetra Mahurgad Darshan
Holy Place: Shree Kshetra Mahurgad Darshan
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: Ultra Bhakti
Navratri 2015: Renuka Devi Temple Darshan - Mahur-TV9
Navratri 2015: Renuka Devi Temple Darshan - Mahur-TV9
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Tv9 Marathi
Ekaveerika Devi Temple in Mahur, Maharashtra | Ashta Dasa Shakti Peethalu | Bhakti
Ekaveerika Devi Temple in Mahur, Maharashtra | Ashta Dasa Shakti Peethalu | Bhakti
Published: 2016/10/15
Channel: Bhakti
Mahur
Mahur
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Amazing Views
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श्री दत्तस्थान महात्म्य दर्शन ( माहूर ) | Shree datta sthan mahatmya darshan ( MAHUR )
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: Vasudev Shashwat Abhiyan
Kandhar Fort -  Nanded, MAHARASTRA
Kandhar Fort - Nanded, MAHARASTRA
Published: 2012/03/27
Channel: prakash manjrekar
MAHUR ( NC Hills)
MAHUR ( NC Hills)
Published: 2014/05/23
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Nanded : Renuka Devi Mandir Mahur 18th October 2015
Nanded : Renuka Devi Mandir Mahur 18th October 2015
Published: 2015/10/18
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Beautiful Ghats of Maharashtra Travelling at the Dangerous Edge - Breath Taking View
Beautiful Ghats of Maharashtra Travelling at the Dangerous Edge - Breath Taking View
Published: 2015/01/25
Channel: Nelvis Rodrigues
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Crime Patrol Dial 100 - क्राइम पेट्रोल - Ep 425 - Nanded Murder, Maharashtra -4th Apr, 2017
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: SET India
Shree Renuka Mata Mahurgad Morning Rituals 2017
Shree Renuka Mata Mahurgad Morning Rituals 2017
Published: 2017/02/10
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Shri Datta Shikhar Mahur as per Shree Datta Mahatmya of Vasudevanand Saraswati
Shri Datta Shikhar Mahur as per Shree Datta Mahatmya of Vasudevanand Saraswati
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Shripad Kanekar
Maharashtra Tourism MARATHWADA : SHAKTIPEETH MAHUR part 1
Maharashtra Tourism MARATHWADA : SHAKTIPEETH MAHUR part 1
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: NM SS
Renuka Devi Mahur Maharashtra | Mahur | Renuka Mata
Renuka Devi Mahur Maharashtra | Mahur | Renuka Mata
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: Majha Vidarbha News Maza Vidarbha News
Mahur Gadavari Tuza Vas
Mahur Gadavari Tuza Vas
Published: 2013/11/30
Channel: satishlife satish
Mahur RENUKA DEVI 2017
Mahur RENUKA DEVI 2017
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: Sachin Chavan
Mahurgad Dattaytreya swamy(1)
Mahurgad Dattaytreya swamy(1)
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Nrusimha Hari
Katha Renuka Matechi  - Scene 4/4
Katha Renuka Matechi - Scene 4/4
Published: 2013/05/27
Channel: Ultra Bhakti
Datta Prabhu Mahurgarh
Datta Prabhu Mahurgarh
Published: 2009/10/11
Channel: Kumar Patil
SHAKTI PEETHA  Renukadevi Temple Darshan at Mahur,Nanded TV9  Part 1 Camera Man  Sunil Chummar
SHAKTI PEETHA Renukadevi Temple Darshan at Mahur,Nanded TV9 Part 1 Camera Man Sunil Chummar
Published: 2014/01/20
Channel: Sunil Chummar
Mami varte  performing  at Mahur 2017
Mami varte performing at Mahur 2017
Published: 2017/07/30
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Matapur (Mahur Gad) as per Shree Datta Mahatmya of Vasudevanand Saraswati
Matapur (Mahur Gad) as per Shree Datta Mahatmya of Vasudevanand Saraswati
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: Shripad Kanekar
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Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: Monumonte
Shaktipith Mahurgad Renukadevi 22nd October 2015
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Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: ZEE 24 TAAS
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Mahur - Radif - Kereshme
Published: 2009/05/03
Channel: Peyman Shaghaghi
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Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Tv9 Marathi
श्री क्षेत्र माहुर   स्थान
श्री क्षेत्र माहुर स्थान
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: Ajay Sahni
Sri Dathatreya, Renuka Matha and Anasuya Matha Temples-Mahur, Maharastra
Sri Dathatreya, Renuka Matha and Anasuya Matha Temples-Mahur, Maharastra
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Hidden Temples
Katha Renuka Matechi  - Scene 3/4
Katha Renuka Matechi - Scene 3/4
Published: 2013/05/27
Channel: Ultra Bhakti
Mahatmya Sadeteen Shaktipeethanche
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Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: Ultra Bhakti
Shri Renuka Devi Aarti - Mahurgad, Nanded
Shri Renuka Devi Aarti - Mahurgad, Nanded
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Bhaktiras
Mahur Gadavari | Aaicha Jogawa| Marathi Devotional Song
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Published: 2014/12/20
Channel: Ultra Bhakti
C 24 TAAS - Nanded  - Hagndarimukth Mahur
C 24 TAAS - Nanded - Hagndarimukth Mahur
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: सी २४तास
14 10 2015 Mahur Devi Special (Nanded)  Garja Maharashtra News
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Published: 2015/10/15
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National Highway 54 approaching tunnel between Mahur and Maibang, Dima Hasao district, Assam, India
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Mahur
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Published: 2013/03/03
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Published: 2009/09/23
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Published: 2017/03/14
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Mahur Gadala Jayacha Mala - Marathi Devotional Song
Mahur Gadala Jayacha Mala - Marathi Devotional Song
Published: 2014/09/25
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Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Mahur
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Published: 2014/06/30
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Published: 2010/11/06
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Published: 2011/11/09
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Navratri Special 2013 Mahur RENUKADEVI Darshan,Nanded TV9 Part 2 Camera Man Sunil Chummar
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Published: 2013/05/14
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Published: 2009/05/03
Channel: Peyman Shaghaghi
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Mahur
माहूर
town
Idol of Renuka goddess in Mahur
Idol of Renuka goddess in Mahur
Nickname(s): Mahurgad
Mahur is located in Maharashtra
Mahur
Mahur
Location in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°50′52″N 77°55′26″E / 19.84778°N 77.92389°E / 19.84778; 77.92389Coordinates: 19°50′52″N 77°55′26″E / 19.84778°N 77.92389°E / 19.84778; 77.92389
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nanded
Demonym(s) Mahurkar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-
Lok Sabha constituency Nanded
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kinwat
Civic agency mahur

Mahur or Mahurgad is a town and religious place in Nanded district of Maharashtra, India.[1] Mahur is the birthplace of Hindu God Dattatreya.[2] Atri Rishi and Sati Anasuya Mata lived here. Bramhadev, Vishnudev and Lord Shiva once got a news about Anasuya Mata that there is no one more pious and pure as her. To test her piousness they arrived under the garb of asking Alm (bhiksha). When she brought it, they asked to serve them while being naked, she realized by her power that she is under a test. She made them a three headed child & fed them. This became Dattatreya, the unified God.

There are three mountains in Mahur. The first one and most known is having Renuka Mata Temple, who is mother of the god Parshuram. Other two are called Datt Shikhar and Atri Anasuya Shikar Temple's. Mahur has a sacred temple to Renuka Mata, which is considered one of the three and half Shakti Peethas (temples) in the state. A big fair is held here every year on the occasion of Vijayadashami.[citation needed]

When Sahasrarjun attacked Renuka Devi, while somewhere in today's Telangana, for he wanted to grab the Sacred Kamdhenu cow (This Sacred Cow has devine power to fulfill the wish). When Renuka Mata refused to him that saying asking gift of your own choice by the guest visitor is uncalled. He attacked her & injured her. She dies in this & when Lord Parshuram knew about it, he went berserk. Then the elderly people pacified him & asked him to do the last rites in Mahur under Dattatreya's guidance. Then he was told by him that Renuka Mata will appear on first mountain for you to worship. This became the famous Renuka Mata temple. The "Matru Tirth" (means sacred place for Mother's worship) Place on this Mountain is the one which is where today stands a lake, is "Antyeshti Sthan" (Means place where last rites were performed).[citation needed]

There are many other temples in Mahur like Rishi Jamdagni Temple, Lord Parshuram Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, Devdevshwar Temple, and also the Caves called Pandav Leni.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Mahur finds mention in the ancient Devi Bhagawatam as "Matripura" or "Matapur", where it is mention as one of the famous pilgrimages.[3] In Devi Gita the final and most important chapter of the text, it is mentioned as one the important places of Shakti worship:

"Devi spoke:... I am now telling something out of My affection to My Bhaktas... Matripura or "Matapur" in the Sahyadri mountain; here the Devi Renuka or Matapur Niwasini Jagdamba Devi dwells..."[4]

Raje Udaram Deshmukh and later his wife RaiBagan (Royal Tigress) Pandita Sawitribai Deshmukh were the rulers of Mahur. RaiBagan was an honorary name given by Aurangzeb to Sawitribai Deshmukh after the death of her husband. Sawitribai Deshmukh fought along the side of Aurangzeb against Shivaji.

For Muslims it is famous for the Dargah of Baba SonaPir, who is also known as Mohar-e-Rasool (Stamp of Prophet). In every fifth of the month a Urs has been conducted in Dargaah. Many people come from different parts of country to celebrate this occasion.

The Renuka Devi Temple as a Shakti Peeth[edit]

Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi

The temple is considered as a revered shrine for the Shaktism sect, because of the above told mythology and also because the Shrine is a Shakti Peetha. It is believed that Renuka Mata, (the wife of Sage Jamadagni) was decapitated by her own son Parashurama and her head fell here. Renuka was later given rebirth as a boon by Sage Jamadagni to his son Parashurama. The temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha because of the mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation.[5][6][7]

Shakti Peethas are Durga or Adiparashakti shrines that are believes to have enshrined with the presence of Shakti due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered. There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. The Shakti of Mahur is addressed as Renuka Devi. Most of the Shakti Peetha is associated with a Kalabhairava shrine.

Ashwin Navratra Puja of Renuka Devi at a devotee's home

Geography[edit]

All three important temples — Renuka Mata Temple, Lord Dattatreya Temple and Anusaya Mata Temple — are built on three mountain ranges. Mahur is surrounded by jungles rich with trees and wild life. There is teakwood trees everywhere. Peafowl, deer, black bears, panthers are very common in the jungle.

On one of the mountains is the ancient Mahurgad Fort constructed in the 12th century. Mahur was an important fort in ancient Berar history. It became a separate province in 1478 during the Bahmani Sultanate. It was one of the Sarkars (then district) with 20 parganas (towns) in Berar Subah (state) in Akbar's rule.

Holy Attractions[edit]

The main attractions in Mahur are Matapur Niwasini Shri Jagdamba Devi Temple or Renuka Devi Temple, Lord Dattatreya Temple, Anusaya Mata Temple, Devdeveshwar Temple, Lord Parshuram Temple, Sarvatirtha, Matru-Tirtha, Bhanutirth, Hati darvaza, Bal samudra, Pandav Leni, Mahurgad Fort, Mahakali Temple (In the fort), Mahur Museum, Sonapir Dargah, Shaikh Farid Water fall (Wazara), Palace of Raje Udaram. Raje Udaram Deshmukh and later his brave wife RaiBagan (Royal Tigress) were the rulers of Mahur.

People who visit Mahur also visit Unkeshwar Hot Spring (90 km from Pusad; 50 km from Mahur; 15 km from Kinwat), which has natural sources of hot water. This sulphur-rich water is supposed to have medicinal value. The name Unkeshwar is because of Lord Unkeshwar (MAHADEV i.e. Shiva) temple and Aashram complex.

Devdeveshwar Temple[edit]

Devdeveshwari mandir belongs to Mahanbhav Panth, basically called a nidra sthan (sleeping place) of Jagat Guru Shree Dattatreya Prabhu. It is at elevated outskirt of Mahur town, 2 km from Mahur bus stand.

Daily Shree Dattatreya Prabhu will take nitya snan (daily bath) at meruwada talao (tank) in Mahur, bhiksha (the meal served to a sadhu or Indian monk) at Kolhapur, bhojan (lunch) at Panchaleshwar and get back to sleep in Devdeveshwar mandir Mahur (nidra sthan of God Dattatreya Prabhu). Jagat Guru Shree Dattatreya swami is a chiranjiv avtar (Immortal) so it is believed that even today Shree Dattatreya swami comes to sleep here.

Travel facilities and Pilgrimage Amenities[edit]

There are Maharashtra state transport buses that go from Nagpur, Amrawati, Akola, Nanded, Kinwat, Yavatmal and Pusad to Mahur. Although the District of mahur is Naded, for all practical purposes it is unwise to go to Nanded for going to Mahur. For people from Mumbai it is better to reach Shegaon ( a religious place for Gajanan Maharaj) by train & take a Bus or taxi from there. For Pune visitors, take a train Pune -Amravati & get down at Washim. From there it's about 80 km by road (one can take a bus or taxi from Washim).

Hadgaon also has bus and taxi transport going to Mahur. The only way to approach Mahur is by Road. There are frequent buses (State-run ST buses as well as private buses) from Yavatmal and Pusad.

Accommodation facilities are available in Mahur city (7 km from the temple). All types of accommodation facilities are available like lodges, hotels, government rest houses. For more luxurious options, at a distance of about 70 km, Yavatmal is the best option. Foods served by local hotels, Dhabas (roadside eateries for the travelers) are of good quality and served fresh.

On auspicious occasions like Navaratris, Datta Pournima; Mahapuja is organised which is followed by Mahaprasad (Feast for the Pilgrims).

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/treasures/temple/mahurgad
  2. ^ http://www.sreedattavaibhavam.org/mahurgud/
  3. ^ Devi Bhagawatam, Ninth Book, chapter XXXIV: On the description of the various hells, p. 939 Devi Bhagawatam, tr. by Swami Vijnanananda, (1921-22).
  4. ^ Devi Gita, chapter XXXVIII: The Vow and the Sacred Places of the Devi Devi Gita (Song of the Goddess), excerpt from the Srimad Devi Bhagawatam, translated by Swami Vijnanananda (Hari Prasanna Chatterji), 1921. "O King of Mountains! Still I am now telling something out of My affection to My Bhaktas. Hear. There is a great place of pilgrimage named Kolhapura in the southern country. Here the Devi Laksmi always dwells. The second place is Matripura or Matapur in the Sahyadrî mountain; here the Devî Renuka dwells." Verses: 3-10.
  5. ^ (Translator), F. Max Muller (1 June 2004). The Upanishads, Vol I. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 1419186418. 
  6. ^ (Translator), F. Max Muller (26 July 2004). The Upanishads Part II: The Sacred Books of the East Part Fifteen. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 1417930160. 
  7. ^ "Kottiyoor Devaswam Temple Administration Portal". http://kottiyoordevaswom.com/. Kottiyoor Devaswam. Retrieved 20 July 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
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Official Website[edit]

http://shrirenukamatamandir.org/

External links[edit]

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