Shri Renuka Mata Devi Temple, Mahur

Shri Renuka Mata Devi Temple, Mahur

Maharashtra, Nanded

Shrine: Renuka mata

An ascend of around 250 stone cut steps on the Sahyadri ranges, with the breath taking view of Mahur sprawling beneath, surrounded by caves is the temple of Renuka Devi. The temple is a Shaktipeeth and is considered the birthplace of Renuka, mother of the great Parashurama. It is believed that a Yadava King of Devgiri had constructed it about 800-900 years ago

Origin: Shri Renuka devi Temple was constructed around 900 years ago by King Yadava of the Devgiri.


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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Darsan Info

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.

Darsan Dresscode:

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting Renuka devi Temple.

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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

Location and Contact

Mahuragad, Nanded, Maharashtra 431721

Ways to Reach

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

Addition Info

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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 31.6oC 36.4oC 28.5oC 29.6oC
Min-Temparture 13oC 24oC 20.5oC 14.6oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform various poojas to the idol. Devotees are allowed to do aarti by themselves at Renuka devi Temple.

Special Rituals

On the day of Dussera, a big fair is held in honour of the Goddess.

Pooja Timing

Renuka devi Temple timings: 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM.

Regular Offerings

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)

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Mahur
  • Nearby Airport

  • Nagpur airport- 216kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Kinwat railway station - 50kms
  • Taxi Stand

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