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Naina Devi Shakti Peeth, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Naina Devi Shakti Peeth, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Naina Devi Shakti Peeth

Naina Devi Shakti Peeth this considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti Peeth is located on the hills of the Shivalik mountain range in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh 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. The Devipuran describes 51 Shakti Peeths.

Significance of Naina Devi Shakti Peeth

The "eye" of Mom Sati fell in Naina Devi Shakti Peeth. Right here Mata Sati is named ‘Mahish Mardini’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Krodhish’.

According to this legend, a Gujjar boy named Naina Ram used to graze cattle in his village. One day he saw {that a} white cow's milk came out of its own milk and fell on a stone and was being drunk by the stone. He started seeing this action daily. A night mom appeared to her in a dream and told that she isn't the ordinary stone but the mother's body. Naina Ram told this to the then king Bir Chand and the king built the temple of Mother Naina Devi.

This temple is 350 km from Delhi and 100 km away from Chandigarh. Ludhiana: 125 km away and Chintpurni temple is 110 km away.

The closest airport is Chandigarh. The railway station is the closest Anandpur Sahib from where the temple is at a distance of 30 km. From Anandpur Sahib, a taxi bus is definitely available to go to the temple. It falls on National Highway 21 according to roadways.

Naina Devi Shakti Peeth Mythology

Naina Devi 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 "eye" of Mom Sati fell in Naina Devi Shakti Peeth. Right here Mata Sati is named ‘Mahish Mardini’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Krodhish’.

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