About BhavaniGarudalaya Express takes to the Bhavani is a ferocious aspect of the Hindu goddess Parvati. Bhavani means "giver of life", the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, "filled with mercy".
Bhavani was the tutelary deity of the Maratha leader Shivaji, to whom she presented a sword. A temple to Bhavani at Tuljapur in Maharashtra, dates back to the 12th century. The temple contains a meter-high granite icon of the goddess, with eight arms holding weapons. She also holds the head of the demon Mahishasura, whom she slew in the region which is the present day Mysore.
Bhavani contains the number of temples that can be veiwed through making the journey Garudalaya Express , the Tulja Bhavani and anthiur temple in Tuljapur in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra is considered as one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. This temple was built in c. 12th century CE. A Tulja Bhavani temple was built between 1537-1540 CE in Chittorgarh. It is located at coordinates 18°00'41?N 76°07'32?E / 18.011386°N 76.125641°E / 18.011386; 76.125641.
Worship of the primeval energy Shakti in the form of the mother Goddess is seen in the four Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra - Bhavani with her seat at Tuljapur, Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur, Mahamaya Renuka at Mahur and Jagadamba at Saptshrungi. Other Shakti temples in the state are those at Ambe Jogai and Aundh. (also see Daksha Yagna).
Bhavani was the tutelary deity of Shivaji, the valiant Maratha ruler and is held in great reverence throughout the state of Maharashtra. Bhavani is considered to be an embodiment of Ugra or ferocity, as well as a Karunaswaroopini - filled with mercy.
The Bhavani temple in Tuljapur is located on a hill known as Yamunachala, on the slopes of the Sahayadri range in Maharashtra near Sholapur. The temple entrance is at an elevation and visitors need to transcend a flight of steps to reach the shrine. Historic records speak of the existence of this temple from as early as the 12th century CE.
Bhavani is worshipped in the form of a three foot high granite image, with eight arms holding weapons, bearing the head of the slain demon Mahishasura. Bhavani is also known as Tulaja, Turaja, Tvarita and Amba.
Legend has it that a demon by name Matanga wreaked havoc upon the devas and the humans who approached Bhrahma for help and upon his advice turned to the Mother Goddess Shakti, who took up the form of the destroyer, and powered by the other (Sapta) Maataas Varaahi, Bhrahmi, Vaishnavi, Kaumaari, Indraani and Saambhavi and vanquished him for peace to reign again.
Legend also has it that Bhavani vanquished another demon who had taken the form of a wild buffalo (Mahishasura), and took abode on the Yamunachala hill, which is now home to the temple.
Four worship services are offered each day here. The festivals of significance here are Gudi Padva in the month of Chaitra, Shriral Sashti, Lalita Panchami, Makara Sankranti and Rathasaptami. The deity is taken out in procession on Tuesdays. Navaratri is also celebrated with great fanfare, and it culminates in Vijaya Dasami. These places can be visited by making the journey with Garudalaya Express
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About AmburGarudalaya Express takes you to the Ambur is a historical town and Taluk head quarters for Ambur Taluk in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its modern leather and shoe manufacturing industries. Ambur is also famous for "Biryani," a tasty rice dish; varieties of chicken dishes, etc. Desserts like Mutanjan, Gulab Jamun, Gajar Ka Halva after the feast have become popular since the reign of Nawaabs of Arcot (Aaru Kaadu which means river and forest in Tamil). People of Ambur are very traditional.
The Nageswaran Temple in Ambur is one of the famous temple which is believed to be one of the very oldest temple.In Tamil Nadu there are many Murugan temples located in the hills like Palani, Thiruthani, etc. The Murugan temple in Kailashagiri hill located near Ambur is one among them.The Jamia Masjid is the big Maczet in Ambur town. December 2009 celebrates the 258th Urus of the Great Saint Hazrat Ghaddam Shah Auliya outside the mosque complex.Ths Jamia Masjid, Small Masjid, Santhapet Masjid, Chowk Masjid, Khaderpet Masjid, NoorullahPet Masjid, Mohammed Pura Masjid, Mohideen Pura Masjid, Pudumanai Masjid, Neilfield Masjid and Kangartakiya Masjid are oldest Masjids in Ambur. The Ambur places can be visited through Garudalaya Express and it contains these places.
Ambur Garudalaya Express is well connected by road, on the Chennai- Bangalore National Expressway, and by bus on the Chennai-Jolarpettai line with a number of express/superfast trains to Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Erode, etc.Ambur is a historical town, a municipality in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is famous for its Modern Leather and Leather Shoe manufacturing industries. Factories in Ambur manufacture shoes for world's leading footwear brand names like Florshiem, Lumberjack, Gabor, Clarks, Fretz Men, Coll Hann, Hi-Line, Hugo Boss, Marc, and many more. Hence, it is also known as a "Leather City." Some of the Indian big names that have setup manufacturing units here are Farida Shoes, SSC, NMZ, TAW, KAR,ESAAR, Florind, Floram, Bonaventure etc. These companies provide a major chunk of employement to the local people. Traders of supplying Shoe Material, Components and Chemicals to these companies have a huge business opportunities over here.
Ambur Garudalaya Express Municipality is situated in Vellore District under the control of Regional Director of Municipal Administration, Vellore. Ambur Municipality was upgraded from Town Panchayat to III Grade Municipality on 11.4.1948. Later Ambur Municipality was upgraded as II Grade Municipality, as per G.O.No.458 of R.D. & L.A. Department, dated 1.4.1973. Then after, Ambur Municipality was upgraded as I Grade Municipality, as per G.O. No. 85 of R.D.& L.A. Department, dated 22.5.1998 and the Municipality is functioning in the same grade till date.
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