|Language spoken Marathi|
Map of Tuljapur
Tuljapur is a town with a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative seat of Tuljapur taluka.
Tuljapur is the location of the annual Tulja Bhavani fair during Navaratri (September–October). The town is home to the Tulja Bhavani Temple.
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It has an elevation of 648 metres (2125 feet).
As of 2001 India census, Tuljapur had a population of 31,714. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Tuljapur had an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 76%, and female literacy was 60%. In 2001 in Tuljapur, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age., Marathi and Kannada spoken here.
The well-known temple, Tulja Bhavani Temple, is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhavani. The town has received much notice during past centuries, since the temple has always enjoyed a special association with the Bhonsale clan to which Chhatrapati Shivaji belonged. Goddess Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhonsale clan. As the Goddess Bhavani is the deity of many people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, they come walking in during the Dasera Festival to worship the Goddess Bhavani. Every year after Navaratri, on the eve of Kojagiri pournima, many devotees cover long distances to reach the city. Huge crowds are drawn to the temple for worshipping the goddess Bhavani.
The temple-town of Pandharapura, the Dharashiv caves, and the fort of Naldurg all lie within easy reach.The most popular temple is shri Tuljabhawani temple and mudguleshwara temple in town sindaphal is also famous and the month of 'shravan 'very big yatra.
The noble minded priests from well known family encompasses the Pooja of Godess. Magar , Patil , Sonji , Kadam , Jatal etc families are priests in Tuljabhavani temple from very prior time.
Tuljapur has more than five school and college like Shree Tuljabhavani college of Engg,Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya, polytechnic and Shri Tuljabhavani Sainiki Vidyalaya is also located here. The school has both secondary and higher secondary education facilities. The aim is to inculcate a spirit of patriotism and encourage a career in the Armed Forces of India. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, a deemed university of international repute has started a B.A., M.A., Mphil., and Phd programme.
Tuljapur has frequent buses from Solapur which is situated 45 km away and also from Osmanabad which is 25 km away from Tuljapur. Nearest railway stations are in Solapur (45 km) and Osmanabad (25 km). also many of commercial vehicles are available to Hindu devotees who generally come at Navratri week.