Saptashrungi Devi Mandir is located in Vani, which is near Nasik, at a distance of approximately 35 km from Saputara. The temple is located atop a cliff at a height of 1,230 m above sea level. A path has been cut out from the mountains to form steps that lead to the temple. Derived from two words, ‘Sapta’ that means ‘seven’ and ‘Shrungi’ meaning ‘pinnacle’. Literally ‘the mountain with seven peaks’, the temple name points to the fact that it is surrounded by seven peaks. The temple comprises the idols of one of the sisters of Goddess Kali. The Devi was said to have self manifested on a rock on the face of the mountain, which is surrounded by seven peaks. It is believed that the presiding deity of the temple is Mahishasur Mardini, who was the slayer of the demon Mahishasur. At the foot of the hill lies the head of a buffalo, made of stone, which is believed to be that of the demon. Owing to this, temple is also called as the Sapta Shrungi Mata, which means ‘mother of the seven peaks’, in Sanskrit. The idol of the Devi is about 10 ft tall and has around 18 hands, each of which is holding a weapon. During the festivals of Dussehra and Navratri, thousands of devotees visit the temple.