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Biraj Shakti Peeth, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India: The Shaktism

Biraj Shakti Peeth, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India: The Shaktism

Biraj Shakti Peeth

Biraj Shakti Peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti Peeth is positioned about 125 km north of Bhubaneswar city of Odisha state.

According to the Puranas in Hinduism, wherever the body parts or ornaments of the goddess Sati fell, there they became Shakti Peeth. These Shakti Peeths are called very holy shrines, that are spread all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shakti Peeths are very important from a religious point of view. 

Significance of Biraj Shakti Peeth

The "navel" (Nabhi) of Mom Sati fell within the Birraj Shakti Peeth. Right here Mata Sati is called ‘Vimala’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Jagannath’.

There is a difference in the location of this Shakti Peeth. Some students consider it 'Jagannath' in 'Jagannathpuri', located in the courtyard of Lord Shri Jagannath's temple
The 'navel' of Sati was demolished at this place. While some scholars consider the navel collapse in 'Purnagiri'.

• The power here is 'Vimala' and Bhairav is 'Jagannath Purushottam'.
• 'Virja Peeth' is not mentioned within the list of 108 Shakti Peeths, however, there is mention of Purushottam Peeth, whose energy is named 'Vimala'.

Biraj Shakti Peeth Mythology

Biraj Shakti Peethis one of the 51 Shakti peeths. According to religious texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell at all these places. According to the legend, a yajna was organized by King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva, during which King Daksha didn't send invitations to Lord Shiva and Mother Sati as a result of King Daksha didn't consider Lord Shiva as his equal. There was a variety of insult to Lord Shiva on the place of sacrifice, which Mata Sati could not bear and she fell into the Havan Kund there.

Lord Shankar came to find out about this, after which he reached there and took out the body of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and began doing Tandava, which caused upheaval in the entire universe. To save the entire universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the limb where it fell became the Shakti peeth.

The "navel" of Mom Sati fell within the Birraj Shakti Peeth. Right here Mata Sati is called ‘Vimala’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Jagannath’.


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