Yogeshwari (Ambajogai ) is the sacred goddess of every Maharashtrian family. She protects the family from the evil, loves and cares about her disciples. Every Brahmin family has a “Kuladevi” according to the family’s “Gotra”. Shree Yogeshwari (Ambajogai ), Shree Navadurga (Guhagar), Shree Vindhyavasini (Ravtale), Shree Durgadevi (Murud), Shree Kelmai (Ashti), Shree Mahalaxmi (Kolhapur), Shree Kanjeshwari (Chiplun), Shree Mahakali (Adivre) are the “Kuladevatas” of the Brahmin families. Shree Yogeshwari (Ambajogai ) of beed is said to be the “Kuladevi” of Chitpavan Kokanastha Brahmin families.
Wonderful old time construction in Hemadpanthi style architecture. The temple dates back hundreds of years. The Devi Mandir is one of the three and half Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra Usually one can get an unhurried Darshan, unless tourist buses arrive for darshan. It is a jagrut devasthan. Temple complex is clean and darshan queues are well organized. The sanctum sanctorum is small and one has to bow down almost completely to gain access. Easy to reach by rickshaw or private vehicles and very close to the main Bus Stand.
When in Ambajogai, don’t miss darshan here. The Bhakt Nivas is situated just outside the main entrance gate of the Mandir. Less than 100 metres down is the Ganesh temple. Folklore says that Devi Darshan is complete only with Ganesh Darshan. Peaceful and spiritual ambience. Must experience.
Offerings to Devi are available in shops outside. No trip to Ambajogai could be complete without visiting this Auspicious place.
Ambajogai is 25 km distance from Parli. One can visit both Parli and Ambajogai on same day. Multiple buses run between Parli and Ambajogai.