In the scuffle that ensued between King Sahastrarjuna and Sage Jamadagni over latter's cow Kamadhenu, the sage died and his wife Renuka suffered wounds. Parashurama, their son cremated his father and Renuka committed Sati. A voice from the heavens told the grief stricken Parashurama that his mother would come out of earth but he should not look behind. Not able to contain his eagerness, Parashuram turned and Renuka stopped with just her head out. She continued to resided there as Mother Goddess to her devotees.
Another legend says that Renuka was decapitated by Parashurama on the orders of his father and the temple is where her head fell. She was later brought back to life by Sage Jamadagni as a boon to his son, Parashurama.
This temple is part of the famous Sade Theen Shakthipeet Darshan Yatra and Shaktipeethas.
Renuka devi Temple is located on a hill top with caves around it. Nearly 200-250
steps must be climbed to reach the temple. There are shrines of Lord
Parashuram and Lord Dattatreya in the vicinity. Renukadevi is adorned
with various gold ornaments such as the golden flower earrings, gold
garlands, nose-ring etc.
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Shri Renuka devi Temple timings: 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM.
There are around 200-v250 steps to reach the temple. Dolis available for those who cannot climb.
Mahur is a very religious place with many temples in its surroundings. The place is enveloped by jungles rich with teakwood trees and wild life. Mahur was an important fort of the Berar history
Language Spoken: Marathi, Hindi
Mahuragad, Nanded, Maharashtra 431721
Shri Renuka devi Temple can be approached-
By road- Maharashtra state transport co-operation have regular buses from Nanded to Mahur. Nanded is connected to Mumbai and Nagpur by state and private buses.
By rail - Kinwat railway station and Nanded railway station have stops for trains from Mumbai.
By air- Nagpur and Mumbai airports have good connectivity with other cities of India. From there travel by road/rail
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The priests perform various poojas to the idol. Devotees are allowed to do aarti by themselves at Renuka devi Temple.
On the day of Dussera, a big fair is held in honour of the Goddess.
Renuka devi Temple timings: 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM.
Tambul, flowers, coconut are the common offerings made at Renuka devi Temple.
January - Makara Sankranti
October - Navratri, Vijayadashami
November - Diwali
December - Dattatreya jayanti (Dec/Jan)
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