Saptashrungi is a hill range consisting of seven hills locally called Ghads and form part of the Sahyadri Range of hills in Western Ghats. Sahyadri Range is also known as Ajanta Satmala Range and the average height of the peaks is 4,500 feet (1,400 m).
Saptashrungi Devi Temple - Nashik visitor guide showing a virtual tour of ' Saptashrungi Devi Temple' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Maharashtra.
Saptashrungi or Saptashringi is a well known pilgrimage site about 35 miles from the town of Nashik. It honours the Hindu goddess of Saptashrungi Nivasini who according to tradition inhabits the surrounding seven mountains (Sapta means seven and shrung means peaks). It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas found on the Indian subcontinent and considered sacred as the place where the severed right arm of Sati, the first wife of Shiva, fell to earth.
The temple sits high in the hills on a ridge below the mountains which gives it a prominent place locally. It is a two storied shrine with the Devi enshrined in the top floor, the Devi image itself being carved out of the rock face in a cave. The ascent to the temple is steep and can be treacherous at times.