In the Muslim dominated Azerbaijan (95% Muslim population) there exists a temple of Devi Durga which is more than 300 years old. There is an oil lamp kept lit here continuously due to which this temple is also called as the ‘Temple of Fire’. Devotees have a faith that this flame represents Devi Bhagawati.
There is a village named Ekchakranagari, from the Mahabharat era, located at a distance of 27 kilometres from Jalgaon city in the taluka of Erandol. The ancient name of Erandol is Eranvel or Arunavati and it is situated on the banks of river Anjani. Before the war of Mahabharat, the Pandavas lived in this village of Ekchakranagari while in exile.
All Hindu tourists visit Shri Mahabaleshwar and Shri Panchaganaga temples, however, very few visit Shrikrushnamai temple which is located just behind Shri Mahabaleshwar temple at a short walking distance. While visiting Mahabaleshwar on an official duty, I could visit the temple and pay obeisance to Shri Krishnamai. Given further are some points I observed.
Nashik is indeed a sacred land. Bhagwan Shiva, Prabhu Shriram and several other Deities have set Their Holy feet here, that is why it is a spiritual city as well. Just as Nashik is famous for the jyotirlinga in Trimbakeshwar, it also is renowned for very ancient Shri Kapaleshwar temple. On the occasion of Shravani Somwar, let us study the importance and greatness of Shri Kapaleshwar Mahadev.