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Vajreshwari, Thane Overview

Situated in the Bhiwandi district of Thane, Vajreshwari, also known as Vajrabai is a small town near River Tansa in the state of Maharashtra. The highlight of the town is the very famous and highly revered Vajreshwari Temple and its hot water springs. It is believed that the village was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and is mainly occupied by the Marathas and the tribes that live in the neighbouring forests.

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Places to Visit in Vajreshwari

  1. Vajreshwari Temple

    Built in 1739 by the Maratha warrior Chimaji Appa, Vajreshwari Temple is enshrined by Goddess Vajreshwari. Earlier known as Vadvali, the temple’s name was changed to Vajreshwari after the Goddess. The architecture of the temple is similar to that of the Vasai Fort. It also is surrounded by strong and sturdy fortifications like in a fort. The main shrine has been divided into three sections and the festival of Navratri is celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. There is also a huge fair held in honour of Goddess Vajreshwari on the new moon day (Amavasya) in the month of Chaitra.
  2. Hot Springs

    The village of Vajreshwari boasts of around twenty one hot water springs which surround the temple. These springs are said to have medicinal qualities due to the presence of sulphur and other elements. However, as per legend, the hot water in these springs is the blood of demons who were killed by Goddess Vajreshwari. Pilgrims take a dip in the water to cleanse themselves of their sins.

How to Reach

The closest railway station to Vajreshwari is Virar from where you can take a local bus or an auto.

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