Panchsagar Shakti Peeth, Uttar Pradesh

Important information

  • Location: D 16/84, Manmandhir Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Festivals: Rath yatra, Navratri, Durga puja For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Varahi Devi For Other Deity Detail Click here
  • Languages: English & Hindi
  • Darshan Timings: 05:30 AM to 07:30 AM
  • Best Season To Visit: August to March
  • Contact Number: +912892234080
  • How To Reach

Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth temple is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi. The temple is also known as Varahi Devi temple. Panchasagar Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth is one of the main religious places for Hindus.

History

The chief legend of Panchsagar 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 ‘Lower Teeth’ of Sati fell to this place. Here Sati is called varahi and Lord Shiva is called Maharudra.

The history of this place dates back to the time when it is said that the Lower teeth of Maa Sati fell to this place.  Alternatively, according to the Matsya Purana, it is also believed that Maa Varahi was created by Lord Shiva from the incarnation of Lord Vishnu –Varah (boar form) to kill a demon, who is mainly worshipped at nocturnal.

Importance

Panchsagar Varahi Shaktipeeth can be believed among the most special Shaktipeeths in India. Considering that this temple is worshiped by all 3 branches of Sanatana Dharma– Vaishnavism, Shaivism, and Shaktism, this is.

Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Adi Shakti Devi– all 3 are worshipped here. This temple is also special because it is open for 2 hours only, between 05:30 AM to 07:30 AM. The temple stays closed for the entire day. It is believed Maa Varahi defends Varanasi during the night. The name ‘Varahi’ is also related to the Varaha Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Maa varahi is also among the Sapta-Matrikas.

Benefits of worshipping Varahi Devi

The Goddess is worshiped by devotees as the granter of benefits and destroyer of opponents. She is also a focus of Tantric worship and a lot of people wish to her for leading a flourishing and long life.

Architecture

The art and construction of this Shakti Peeth is attractive. When the sunshine falls on it, the stone that is utilized in the building and construction of this Shakti Peeth is truly various and the radiances. The wonderful views that exist by the Shakti Peeth when its image falls in the water body, which is located at most nearby to it are mesmerizing.

Idol

Varahi Maa is among the Matrikas, a group of 7 or 8 mom deities in the Hindu religious beliefs. With the head of a sow, Varahi is the Shakti (womanly energy, or often, consort) of Varaha, the boar Avatar of the Lord Vishnu. In Nepal, she is known as Barahi. Maa Varahi is worshiped by all the 3 significant schools of Hinduism: Shaktism (Goddess worship), Shaivism (followers of God Shiva), and Vaishnavism (Devotion to Lord Vishnu). She is typically worshiped during the night, and according to deceptive Vamamarga Tantric strategies.

The Buddhist deities Vajravarahi and Marichi are strongly believed to have their origins in the Hindu deity Varahi. It is well explained in Devi Mahatmya in the context of the Shumbha-Nishumbha Vadh from the Markandeya Purana spiritual texts, the Matrikas Goddesses look like Shaktis from the bodies of the Gods. The scriptures believe that Varahi was made from Varaha. She has a boar form, holds a chakra (discus), and battles with a sword. After the fight described in the Purana, the Matrikas danced & drunk on their victim’s blood.

Festivals

Rath Yatra is the main festival here and celebrated with great devotion and Durga puja, Navratri, Vijya Dashmi, Kalabham festival are some others that are also celebrated.

Special Rituals

Almost daily people god fruit, milk, homemade sweets, etc. In the morning and evening, priests chant out Aarti and Slokhas accompanies by bells.

Other Temple in Varanasi

  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Sankat Mochan Mandir
  • Kanaka Durga Mandir
  • Sankata Devi Mandir
  • Annapurna Devi Mandir
  • Lalita Gauri Temple
  • Kashi Vishwanath Mandir

How to Reach

  • By Air: Nearby airport is in Allahabad and national flights are available till here. For international flights, Delhi is the nearby airport.
  • By Rail: Nearby railway station is Varanasi. Various trains ply directly from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Patna and other main cities. 
  • By Road: Lots of deluxe bus services are available to Varanasi ply to this part.

Temple Timings

Morning Timing
05:30 AM to 07:30 AM
One of the Temple Opens Darshan for only 2 hours in the morning.

Temple Video and Images