Tristrota Shakti Peeth is located on the banks of the Tista River in Shalbari village of Falakata in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. Right here the idol of Maa Sati is called Bhramari/ Bumblebee and also the lord Shiva is worshipped as Ishwar (type of Lord Shiva).
History Of Maa Bhramari
The chief legend of Trisrota 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 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 ‘Left leg’s Thumb’ of Sati fell to this place. Here Sati is called Bhramari and Lord Shiva is called Ishwar.
There is a popular story behind this Shakti Peeth. It is said that a very harsh devil called Arunasura used to live in the world. His power grew so much that he began fighting Devas in heaven and was required to leave paradise. He did not even spare the households of the devas. After suffering from a lot of discomfort and misery, and searching for a reprieve they meet Maa Bhramari. It is said that Maa Sati turned herself into many bees and protected the other halves of Devas, likewise, the bees connected the Satanic force and eliminated him. From that day, the name of Maa Sati is called ‘Maa Bhramari’.
Importance Of Maa Bhramari
This temple is believed to be a significant heart chakra of Devi Bhramri, having 12 petals. This acts as the shield or antibody for human beings to recover from any form of illness. The chakra is the main reason for the Kundalini Sadhana observed here. According to the historical scriptures, Bhramari Devi- the manifestation of Devi Durga is present in the Chakra to secure the people from any kind of external attack by germs or infections.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
The Temple has red-colored construction enshrining the idol of Devi Bhramri and Lord Ishwara.
Navaratri is celebrated in Ashwija masa (Sep-Oct). Precious pujas and Yagnas are held while Navaratri. Another celebration considered as “Kumbham” is celebrated in Chaitra (March- April) each year. A couple of the other festivals celebrated are Makara Sankranti, Sharad Poornima, Deepavali, Somvati Amavasya, and Ram Navami.
- Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
- Sagar Island
- Murshidabad & Berhampore
- Gaur & Pandua
- Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri
- Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary
How to Reach
- By Air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport is the nearby airport and national and international flights are available there.
- By Rail: There are Direct trains available to Jalpaiguri, which is the nearby railway station.
- By Road: There are regular buses available to Falakata village.
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