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Mangi Tungi a pilgrimage place in Maharashtra


About Shri Mangi-Tungi Tirth Kshetra


Mangi Tungi is a famous pilgrimage center of Jain religion. It is located in Baglan tehsil of Nasik district of the state of Maharashtra.  Mangi Tungi is a twin-pinnacled peak and is one of most sacred places in Jain religion. It also holds significance from Hindu point of view as according to mythology. Mangi Tungi is considered to be the place where crore of ascetic saints including Ram, Hanuman, Sugriv, Neel Nal, Mahaneel etc gained the salvation. Thus the place is also referred as 'Siddha Shetra'.

Manmand, Shirdi, Nashik, Pune are convenient places to reach Mangi Tunngi. It will best option is to book a cab online to reach  Mangi Tunngi.
About 4500 steps take you to Mangi Tungi peak which is abundant with many religious and historical temples and monuments. Many caves named after the Jain Tirthankaras like Mahavir, Shantinath, Adinath, Parshava etc are situated there.  Many idols and sculptures of Tirthankaras are found in those caves. Besides there are some inscriptions carved on the idols and walls of the caves which date many centuries back. 

There are about six caves at Mangi peak and 2 caves on Tungi hill. The first cave contains a 3.5 feet high idol of Bhagavan Mahavir. Besides, there are numerous stone idols and sculptures carved on the walls of the cave. One of the caves houses the idol of Adinath. Many other idols and sculpture carved in the caves are in Padmasan and Khadgasan posture. Tungi peak also houses some caves containing the idol of Hindu gods and Jain Tirthankaras as well. Besides Bhilwadi village situated at the foot of Mangi Tungi peak is home to several Jain temples built about 200 year ago. Parshwanath Jain Temple and Adinath temple some of the Jain temples situated in the village.

Before few years ago, statue of Lord Rishabhdev 108 feet high status has been built on the hill. It is believed that this is Lord Rishabhdev world's largest statue.

Accommodations in Mangi-Tungi :

Mangi Tungi hills are also famous for trekking. Stay facility is available at Mangi Tungi which can be booked online on their official portal. There are around 900 Rooms and two big halls for pilgrims with facilities of Mess, Beds & Utensils. 

How to reach Mangi Tungi 

By Air: Nashik airport is the nearest airport to reach Mangi Tungi if you are planning to reach here by flight. From the airport you can hire a private cab or taxi for Mangi Tungi.

By Railway: Again Nashik railway station is nearest. Nasik railway station is connected to Mumbai,Pune,Aurangabad and many cities of the state.


By Road: 
Mungi Tungi can easily be reached from the Nasik city in Maharashtra. Well chauffeur driven cabs and taxis can be hired from Nasik to reach here. 


Have you visited this sacred place, if yes, and  would like to share your experience then share it with the other fellow travelers.
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Places to visit during Ram Navami celebration in India

Ram Navmi is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals which celebrates as the birth of Lord Shri Rama. Lord Shri Ram who is believed as seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

How it is celebrate :

 The festival is celebrated with great vigor and enthusiasm. Generally devotees celebrate Ram Navmi by keeping a fast on this day, visit a Shri Ram temple, and participate in a Bhajan (a devotional song) on the day.

 Although they are celebrated with great fanfare everywhere, there are some places where it is celebrated and considered as special event. And here is the list of those cities and places, have a look over them:

1] Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh


Ayodhya 
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Ayodhya is on the first place where the festival is celebrates in large scale. Situated on the bank of river Sariyu The city is one of the most holiest and popular place. It is believed that it is the birth place of Lord Rama. A beautuful Chariot procession is must see event here during Ram Navmi.

2] Bhadrachalam in Telangana

Bhadrachalam 
image credit: Wikimedia

It is also famous for Ram Navmi celebration. The Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy shrine temple which was constructed in the 17th century is most famous temple here which is dedicated to Lord Rama.

3] Sitamarhi, Bihar


Sitamarhi is the third one of the most sacred place where you could witness the festival celebration. Also this place is so important because of it is considered as a birthplace of goddess Sita.  Sitamarhi is situated in Bihar state.

4] Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram 
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It is famous for it's temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is believed to have been established and worshiped by Lord Ram himself. It is also that place from where Lord Shri Ram began his journey to Sri Lanka, to rescue Goddess Sita after being abducted by Ravan.

So apart from this, which place do you like most to celebrate Ram Navami festival nears you ?
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5 Most Famous Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra


Aundha Nagnath

          (image courtesy:ghumakkar.com)

Among the twelve Jyotirlinga [Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva] of India it is situated in Hingoli district in the Maharashtra state. It is also believed and said that the temple of Lord Shiva have been built by Yudhishthira, eldest of the  Pandavas during thier 14 years of exile.  The temple is built in Hemandpanthi style of architecture.


How to reach:-  


Nearest railway station:- Chondi, 21 km away.


Nearest Airport:- Nanded 41 KM away. From there you can take a chauffeur driven taxi.



By Road :- Well connected to other cities of the state.



Bhimashankar


Located in small villiage called 'Bhojgiri' which is approx. 50 km northwest of Khed, near Pune district in Maharashtra state is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga in India. Built in the Hemadpanthi style in the mid 18th century The temple is always crowded with devotees, especially during the Mahashivratri festival.

How to reach:


Nearest Railway station:- Pune railway station is 111 Kms away. 


Nearest Airport :- Pune Airport 127kms.



By Road:- Well connected to Mumbai and Junnar through other cities of the state. You may choose to hire a cab to Bhimashankar from Pune city, railway station or airport.



Parli Vaijnath


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Situated on a hill that faces towards the east in Parali in Beed district of Maharashtra state. Though the exact date of construction is not known but it believed that the temple is belongs to 12th or 13th century.  On  Gudi Padawa, Vijaya Dashami, Tripuri Pournima and Mahashivaratri big celebrations take place.


How to reach: 


Nearest railway station:- Parali 2 km away from the temple. 


Nearest Airport :- Aurangabad 218 km away.



By Road:- Parli is well connected to Latur, Parbhani, Nanded, Aurangabad, Hyderabad and Pune.


 


Trimbakeshwar:- 

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Trimbakeshwar one of the 12 Jyotirlinga located 28 km from the Nashik city and near Brahmagiri mountain where the holy river Godavari originates. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.  It is said that Nanasaheb Peshwa had built this temple.


How to reach:-  


Nearest railway station:- Nashik road railway station 24 km away.


Nearest Airport:- Mumbai 200 km away .



By Road:- Well connected with Mumbai, Nashik city, and Aurangabad. Either you can hire a comfortable chauffeur driven cab or state transport bus service to reach Parli. 



Grishneshwar:-

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Known as the 12th Jyotirlinga shrines situated in a Verul a small village which is 20 km away from Daulatabad and 30 km away from Aurangabad city.
Ahilyabai Holkar constructed current existing temple. The temple is beautifully structured and has Garbhagriha, beautiful statutes carved pillars.


How to reach:- 


Nearest Airport:- Aurangabad airport is 29 km  away.  Then from their you can opt taxi services to reach Grishneshwar according to your travel needs.
 

Nearest Railway station:- Aurangabad railway station is 29 km  away.


By Road:- Well connected by road to Aurangabad, Mumbai, Pune and Jalna.


All the roads to reach these places are comfortable to travel and hiring a chauffeur driven car rental is ideal if you prefer to make your way around these places without the hassle. 
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