Shree Mahalakshmi Jagadamba Mandir Navratri Mahotsav, Koradi, Nagpur

Shree Mahalakshmi Jagadamba Mandir Navratri Mahotsav

Shree Mahalakshmi Jagadamba Mandir Navratri Mahotsav

Koradi Mata Mandir is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi at Koradi in Nagpur in Maharashtra. Koradi Devi Temple is located on the banks of Koradi Lake and is around 15 km from Nagpur city center. The most important puja and festival in the temple happen during Navratri.

History

There are around 51 Shakti-peeths of Devi Jagadamba. The Temple of Devi of Koradi,  Shri Mahalaxmi Jagadamba is considered as one of the Shakti-peeths. It has a great history and lakhs of devotees visit the temple every year.

In the previous era, Koradi was known as Jakhapur. The King of Jakhapur, Raja Jholan, had seven children – Janoba, Nanoba, Banoba, Bairoba, Khairoba, Agnoba, Dattasur. The king was unhappy as he had no daughter. He performed Yagya, Havan, Puja, Tapashchrya and pleased the Gods and requested them to bless him with a Daughter. A daughter with divine beauty was born. After seeing his daughter for the first time, the King felt that Adi Shakti manifested in the form of his daughter.

The king of Jholan had various experiences of the divine shakti who was born as his daughter. She had given him appropriate guidance which had made decision making easier for him. She had shown great visionary support in difficult times.

Shree Mahalakshmi Jagadamba Mandir Navratri Mahotsav

Koradi Mata Mandir is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi at Koradi in Nagpur in Maharashtra. Koradi Devi Temple is located on the banks of Koradi Lake and is around 15 km from Nagpur city center. The most important puja and festival in the temple happen during Navratri.

The huge murti of Goddess Lakshmi is adorned with a crown. She wears numerous ornaments and is clothed in sari or traditional Maharashtrian dress. A highlight of the murti is the huge benign face, she is the loving mother.

During the Navratri festival, Mother Jagadamba appears in three different stages of life, small girl in the morning, young girl in the afternoon and as a woman during night.

More than 100,000 devotees participate in the Koradi Devi Yatra organized during the Navratri festival . The most important offering in the temple is coconut, lemon, red clothes and other aarti materials.

The self-proclaimed form of Shri Mahalakshmi Devi was manifested in the presence of the devotees first in the Chaitra Chaturdashi and then Ashwin Navaratri twice

For many years devotees have a feeling that every year Navratri has Havan, Yagya, Yatra etc. but this year it will be celebrated according to ritual. For the last 24 years and even in this Ashwin Navratri, a Manokamna Akhand Jyot Prajwalan ceremony has also organized on Balipratipada, Thursday 21/09/2017 at 5pm.

The Trustees are grateful to devotees for their cooperation. Similarly, there is a tradition of the fair every year in Koradi, this year the fair is celebrated from Ashwin Pratipada dated 21/09/2017 till Vijayadashmi dated 30/09/2017.

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