Mahur

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Mahur

Mahur or Mahurgad is a religious place in Dist Yavatmal and is approximately 210 km from Nagpur. Mahur is said to be the birth place of Hindu Goddess Renuka, the wife of Rishi Jamadagni and the mother of Lord Parshuram.
The three and half Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra are Tuljapur enshrining Bhavani, Kolhapur enshrining Mahalakshmi, Mahur enshrining Mahamaya, and Renuka and Saptshringi enshrining Jagadamba. Other Shakti temples in the state are those at Ambe Jogai and Aundh.
There are many temples, on the Hills at Mahur, and there is also a beautiful Fort built by the Gonds on the adjoining hill . A big fair is held here every year on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami(Dasara).
Mahur is also said to be birth place of God Dattatreya. Dattatreya was born to Goddess Anusaya. There is an ancient temple of Dattatreya. Every Year on Datta Pornima, thousands of people visit Mahur.