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Jogadya Shakti Peeth, Bardhaman District, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Jogadya Shakti Peeth, Bardhaman District, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Jogadya Shakti Peeth, Bardhaman District, West Bengal

Jogadya Shakti peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti peeth is located in Kshirgram village, about 32 km from Bardhaman district within the state of West Bengal. Here right toe of the goddess Sati fell.

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 known as very holy shrines, which are spread all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shakti peeths are very important from a religious point of view. The Devipuran describes 51 Shakti peeths.

Significance of Jogadya Shakti peeth 

Goddess Sati's RIGHT TOE fell on this holy place. Here Mata Sati is called ‘Jugadya’ and Shiva God is ‘Ksheer Khandak’.

Jogadya Shakti peeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. In line with the Puranas of Hinduism, Shakti peeth came into existence wherever pieces of Sati's limbs, clothes, or jewelry worn. These are known as holy places of pilgrimage. These pilgrimage spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. 'The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots.

• Jogadya Shakti peeth is located 39 km north-west of Bardhaman Junction of Eastern Railway of Bengal and 21 km south-west of Katwa under Mahakumar-Mangalkot in 'Kshiragram' - 'Jogadya Shakti peeth'.
• The presiding deity of this Shakti peeth is ‘Jugadya’ and Bhairava is ‘Ksheer Kantak’.
• According to Tantra Chudamani, the right thumb of Mata Sati was dropped here.
• Here Mata Sati is known as "Bhootadhatri" and Lord Shiva is called "Kshirakantaka" i.e. "Yugadha".
• It is also often called ‘Kshiragram Shakti peeth’.
• This temple also has a Yatri Niwas and can also be reached by bus from Vardhman.
• In the Treta Yuga, the Kali whom Ahiravan worshiped in Hades was Jugadya.
• It is stated that after returning from the captivity of Ahiravana to Rama-Lakshmana, he also brought Hanuman with him and established him at Kshiragram.
• Bhadrakali idol of Goddess Jugadya merged with Mahatmya, the ghost of Kshiragram, and the title of the goddess became ‘Yogadya’ or ‘Jugadya’.
• In addition to several texts in the Bengali, the description of this goddess is found in 'Gandharvantra', 'Sadhak Chudamani', 'Shivcharit' and 'Kritivasi Ramayana'.

Jogadya Shakti peeth Mythology

Jogadya Shakti peeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. 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, 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 peetha.

The "right toe" of Mata Sati was dropped in Jugadya Shakti peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Jugadya’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Ksheer Khandak’.

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