About Satwai Devi

Established around 300 years ago Satwai Devi temple is located at village Dubere, around 8 Kms from Sinnar & Nashik - Pune Highway & 38 Kms from Nasik City, Maharashtra. Satwai is the Godess of Destiny and is also known as the Sixth-day goddess. When a child is born it is believed in hindu religion that Satwai Devi writes his destiny on the babies forehead therefore, Satwai Devi Temple has lot of importance for new born child & mother. The temple was first made of old type mud, stone & bricks. Dubere village is famous because of Satwai Devi Mandir & people around this village come around to follow a tradition called "Jawal".

This is a ritual in which a baby boy up to the age of 2–3 years is brought here. Hairs of the baby boy are cut for devotion to the Satwai Devi. People have holistic faith in goddess. Women who are not able to conceive pregnancy or cant have child come here & pray to the goddess, people not only from Maharashtra but also from Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka & from countries like America, France, Germany come here to pray with hope & devotion. The devotees bring toys, zhulas & nadapudi for devi if the wishes are fulfilled. Many people bring food material & cook food for naivedya (Food for Devi), vegetarian food is prepared for devi & non - vegetarian food is prepared for Kaloba who is guard for devi. Devotees who come to take darshan of devi directly go their own homes instead of visiting anybody & take bath after going to their respective homes. In the year 1997 a business man & social worker from the village Mr. Narayansheth Waje came forward & took the initiative of reconstructing the new building for the mandir. The old mandir was demolished in 1995 & new was inaugurated in the year 1997 & bhoomi poojan was done by Shri. Tribamk Baba Bhagat.

The idol of the devi was made from by Shri. Sharad Maind ( Nashik) and cost for making the idol was incurred around one lakh one thousand & for kalash rupees twenty nine thousand and devhara rupees fifteen thousand only. The look & feel of the idol was made by the guidance of Shri Bhimaji Chavan. The pranpratishta & kalasharohan was done on 8th April 2002 in the presence of thousands of devotees & mahamandaleshwar acharya Mahant Ha. Bha. Pa. Shri. Ramkrishna Maharaj Lahavitkar. Bhaktaniwas was also built for devotees as well under gramin vikas yojana Sabhamandap, Toilets, wall compound, water tank was also build. A three day saptah was also organised at the time when new idol was installed by Shri. Sakhare Maharaj. Every year navratri utsav (Fair) is celebrated by devotees in which many cultural programes are arranged such as rangoli competition, essay writing, dance competition, debate competition & since last 2 years saptahas are arranged & female kirtankars come to conduct them during navratri. Miss. Jessica from France visited dubere twice during navratri & was doing research about history on Satwai Devi Mandir.