Mithila Shakti Peeth is located at Mithila (near Janakpur station) Darbhanga on the border of Bihar, India- Nepal. The holy place is dedicated to divine powers “Goddess Durga” is worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees as “Mahadevi or Uma”.
This Shakti Peeth is unique because of the fact that it is actually three temples that are considered to be the Shaktipeeth is Vanadurga Temple, Uchchaith, Jay Mangala Temple, Salauna, Shri Ugratara Sthan, Mahishi.
Three Temples Consider as same Shaktipeeth
Vanadurga Temple, Uchchaith
Vana Durga Temple, additionally known as Uchchaith Bhagwati is located in Uchchaith village near Benipatti (Madhubani District). A Murti of Maa Bhagwati seated on a Lion. Only the shoulder part of the Goddess can be seen. The Murti is enshrined on a black stone platform. Devotees worship the Goddess in the form of ‘Siddhidatri’, the 9th form of Durga Mata. This temple is connected to Kali Das, the great poet, and writer. It was at this temple he was blessed to become a scholar.
Jay Mangala Temple, Salauna
This is the second of the three temples and also is situated about 22 km from Begusarai. Jay Mangala temple was initial built by the Pal Dynasty. It was originally a part of an ancient fort. There is a big freshwater lake beside the temple. A Murti of Maa Mangala is enshrined. She is a form of Durga Mata as well as also known as Ganga Mata Jaymangala. Angraj Karna, that was the king of Ang Pradesh used to pray at this temple.
Shri Ugratara Sthan, Mahishi
The third of these temples is the Shri Ugratara Sthan in Mahishi, Bihar. The temple is at a raised level and is reached by a short of stairs. This is also a very ancient temple. In the sanctum, a Murti of the Goddess known as Bhagwati Tara, adorned with a silver crown can be seen. In this Temple 2 other Murtis on either side of Bhagwati Tara Devi are worshipped as Ekjata and also Nil Saraswati. This temple is likewise a center for Tantrik Shaktism.
History & Importance
The chief legend of Mithila relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva versus his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and also 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 that Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘left shoulder (Vama Skandha) ’ of Sati fell to this place. In this temple Shakti is worshiped as ‘Uma‘ or ‘Mahadevi‘ and Bhairav is worshiped as ‘Mahodar‘.
- Ram Navami
- Janaki Navami
- Krishna Janmashtami
- Saraswati Puja
- Durga Puja
- Kali Puja
- Karthik Purnima
- Akshaya Navami
- Nag panchami
- Raksha bandhan
- Madhu Shravani
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearby Airport is Patna (Capital of Bihar), and provision of both national and international flight is there in this Airport.
- By Train: The Rail road connectivity to Janakpur which is the nearby Railway Station is good.
- By Road: The Temple is well connected by bus from Darbhanga.
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