- Location: Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India.
- Festivals: Mahashivratri, Durga puja, Navaratri For Other Festival Detail Click here
- Main Deity: Aanandmayee Devi (Maa Durga) For Other Deity Detail Click here
- Languages: Bengali, Hindi & English
- Darshan Timings: 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Best Season To Visit: October to March
- How To Reach
Anandamayee Shakti Peeth is located on the banks of the Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Here the Idol of Maa Sati is called ‘Kumari’ as well as the lord Shiva is venerated as ‘Bhairav’. It is locally known as Ratnavali Shakti Peetha.
The chief legend of Aanandmayee relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva despite his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.
Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Right Shoulder’ of Sati fell to this place. Here Sati is called kumari and Lord Shiva is called Bhairav.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
The idol of Maa Sati is known as ‘Kumari’ and the lord Shiva is known as ‘Bhairav’. (without fear or terror)
- The most significant devotional festivals celebrated here with wonderful excitement are Durga puja, Navaratri, and Shivaratri.
- Navaratri is celebrated 2 times a year -one in the month of March or April and the other in the September or October month depending upon the Hindu calendar. It continue for over 9 days, with some people not consuming any type of food that is derived from the soil for these 9 days. Unique events and rituals are held throughout nowadays.
Temples near Anandmayee Shakti Peetha
- Shaktipeeth Shri Kiriteswari Temple
- Shri Vajreshwari Devi Temple
- Ghanteshwar Shiv Mandir
- Kalika Shaktipeeth Shri Nalateswari Temple
- Ujani Shaktipeeth Shri Mangal Chandi Temple
- Dakshineswar Kali Temple
How to Reach
- By Air: The Nearby Airport is Netaji Subhas ChandraBose International Airport, Dumdum, Kolkata.
- By Train: Tourists can catch the regular trains that pass by the nearest station – Arambagh. From there they can hire an auto rickshaw to reach the temple.
- By Road: The nearest bus terminal is the Arambagh bus stand. There are many public transportation available to reach the Temple.
|06:00 AM to 10:00 PM