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Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth, Near Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal: The Shaktism

Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth, Near Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal: The shaktism

Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth, Nepal

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth is considered one of the 51 Shaktipeeths famous in Hinduism. This Shaktipeeth is positioned on the other side of the Bagmati river close to the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal. There is also a temple of Siddheshwar Mahadev near Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth, where Brahma installed the Shivalinga.

A Holy Shrines Shakti Peeth

According to the Puranas in Hinduism, wherever the body parts or ornaments of the goddess Sati fell, there they became Shaktipeeth. These Shaktipeeths are called very holy shrines, that are unfold all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shaktipeeths are very important from a religious point of view. The Devipuran describes 51 Shaktipeeths.

Significance of Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth This Shaktipeeth sits on a mound on the other aspect of Bagmati, far east from the Pashupatinath temple near the 'Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple'.

Where Brahma established the Shivling. According to Janushruti, there was once 'Shleshamant forest', the place Shiva met in the form of Kirata on the penance of Arjuna. This forest has become a village today.

She is the presiding goddess of Nepal. Water flows continuously from a gap in the temple. At this place, both the "Janu" (knees) of each Sati fell. The power of this Shaktipeeth is 'Mahamaya' and Shiva 'Kapala'. There is a temple of Siddheshwar Mahadev near 'Guhyeshwari Peeth'

A 2500 years old Shakti Peeth

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth is about 2500 years previous. Guhyeshwari is made up of two words Guhya (Secret) and Ishwari (Goddess). It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

It is believed that sandhisthal (defecation) fell from the body of Goddess Sati, after which the construction of this temple started just a few hundred years ago.

The temple was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century. After this, the ninth king of Kantipur renovated this temple built in pagoda style. Every year a Navratri fair is held on Shaktipeeth, in which devotees from many countries including India and Bhutan come to visit.

Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth Mythology

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. According to religious texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell at all these locations. According to the legend, a yajna was organized by King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva, through which King Daksha did not send invitations to Lord Shiva and Mom Sati, because King Daksha didn't consider Lord Shiva as his equal. Mother Sati found it very bad.

She reached the yagna with out calling. There was a whole lot of insult to Lord Shiva on the place of sacrifice, which Mata Sati couldn't tolerate and he or she jumped into the Havan Kund there. Lord Shankar got here to learn about this, after which he reached there and took out the body of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and started doing Tandava, which prompted upheaval in the entire universe.

The body of Mata Sati divided into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra by lord Vishnu, this was done to sve the whole universe from disaster, Lord Vishnu divided, the limb where it fell became the Shakti Peetha.

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