Jivdani Temple

                 The most significant landmark in Virar is the Jivdani temple located on the mountain ("Jivdani Doanger") visible from the railway station. The goddess is worshipped for providing relief to the suffering and new life to the dying hence the name of the goddess - Jivdani. Many people of Vasai especially - Mangayle, Koli and Bhandhari treat Javdani as their family goddess. The devotees return the "Navas" or blessing/favor by sacrificing goats and chickens. They also offer gold ornaments.Devotees believe that to return to have "Navas" granted they must climb the mountain and worship the goddess but not return the same way as they climbed the mountain.



Vajreshwari  Temple

                 Vajreshwari is famous for its temple and hot water springs. It is mentioned as a in ancient "Puran" or holy books as a place blessed by the footsteps of Lord Rama and Lord Parshuram. In medieval ages Vajreshwari was known as Vadvali. It was called Vajreshwari after reincarnation of Vajrayogini in the Vajreshwari area. There are 52 steps to climb up to the main temple. It offers a commanding view of surrounding area from the temple. The view is beautiful during monsoon when all the surrounding fields are cultivated with rice fields and all the vegetation is emerald green. There are hot water springs in the Vajreshwari area as well as in Ganeshpuri and in Akoli. The hot water springs are a must bathe for Vajraeshawari devi devotees. The springs have high sulfur content and is believed to cure many skin ailments.