Chandika Devi Temple

A little about the place

At 2 km distance from Vanoshi, there is an ancient temple – Chandika Devi temple. The idol of Goddess Chandika, believed to be have formed naturally on its own (Swayambhu) and the temple is underground in a natural cave. To reach the deity, you have to pass through a low darkened passage. No light is allowed inside except that of oil lamp. There is a live spring of fresh water nearby which has water throughout the year. Every Navaratri pilgrims throng to this place. This temple is very ancient and was frequently visited by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.