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Mangal Chandrika Shakti Peeth, Bardaman, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Mangal Chandrika Shakti Peeth, Bardaman, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth

Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth is considered one of the 51 Shaktipeeths famous in Hinduism. Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth, this bench is situated in Ujani village of Guskara in Bardhaman district, India, West Bengal. Goddess Sati's right wrist fell on this holy place, Goddess here Mangal-Chandrika or Mangal exists as Chandi and Kapilambar exist as Bhairava. It is 14 km from Guskara railway station.

Significance of Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth

Goddess Sati's right wrist fell on this holy place. Here Mata Sati is called ‘Mangal Chandrika’ and Shiva God is ‘Kapilambar’.

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, which are spread all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shaktipeeths are essential from a nonsecular viewpoint. The Devipuran describes 51 Shaktipeeths.

Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth Mythology

Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. 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 whole 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.

Mangal Chandrika Shaktipeeth fell on the "right wrist" of Mother Sati. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Mangal Chandrika’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Kapilambar’.

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