Our efforts to visit this abode of mother which is a shakti peetha were not bearing fruit. One tour operator said rather apologetically, "You see sir, people either go to Nasik- Tryambakeswar or Ellora-Grushneswar-Aurangabad or Shani Shinganapur. Sapta Shrungi is not as popular as these destinations." "If you want, we will dedicate a taxi only for you", he added in anticipation. We turned it down- Dedicated taxi is not for backpackers on shoe string budget, you see. Moreover there is no adventure or excitement in travelling by a cab. We received the same response from all the tour operators. Having read about the Sapta Shrungi goddess in the Shirdi Sai Satcharitra and seeing her awe inspiring form in pictures, I had an intense desire to visit her, of course, only when she calls, as they say, bulava (call) has to come.