Saptashrungi Devi Vani
About Saptashrungi Devi Vani
Located in the Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Vani, commonly referred to as the Saptashrungi Devi Vani is a popular pilgrim place, devoted to Goddess Bhagwati.
According to Hindu almanac, the most important and auspicious three and a half days in the culture are the Hindu’s New Year: Gudipadwa, the festival of Dussehra, Diwali, and finally Akshaytritya. Subsequently, the goddesses associated with these important days are Tulja Bhavani, Ambabhavani, Kulaswamini, and finally Bhagwati respectively.
The anecdote associated with the temple devoted to Goddess Bhagwati here goes like this: Long ago, a lady had come to the temple requesting the goddess for a son of her own. She also averred that if she was blessed with a son, she would readily jump from the valley situated near the temple. It is said that she did get a son and fulfilled her promise, sitting with her kid in a bullock cart and jumping off the valley.
The marks of the same bullock cart are still visible in the sheetkada in the valley. Goddess Bhagwati is also referred to by the name of the Vani/Wani Goddess.