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Nalhati Shakti Peeth, Nalhati, Birbhum, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Nalhati Shakti Peeth, Nalhati, Birbhum, West Bengal, India: The Shaktism

Nalhati Shakti Peeth

Nalhati Shaktipeeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti peeth is located on a high mound about 3 km south-west of Nalhati Railway, about 75 km from Bolpur Shanti Niketan in the state of West Bengal and about 42 km from Sainthia Junction.

According to the Puranas in Hinduism, where the throat pipe of the goddess Sati fell, there they became Shakti peeth. These Shakti peeths are called 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 Nalhati Shakti peeth

Goddess Sati's throat pipe fell on this holy place. Here Mata Sati is called ‘Kalika’ (Durga) and Shiva God is ‘Yogish’.

Nalhati Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, wherever the pieces of the part of Sati fell, the clothes or jewelry worn, Shakti peeth came into existence. These are referred to as holy places of pilgrimage. These pilgrimage spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots.

• Bolpur in the state of West Bengal is 75 km from Shanti Niketan and 42 km from Sainthia Junction, Nalhari railway station, from where there is a Shaktipeeth on a high mound in 3 km south-west (south west corner) called 'Nalhati Shaktipeeth' Huh.
• There was a fall of Sati's "abdominal duct" (Shironali's fall from the mantra).
• Sati here is ‘Kalika’ and Bhairava is ‘Yogish’.

Nalhati Shakti peeth Mythology

Nalhati Shakti peeth is 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 whole universe from this disaster, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the limb where it fell became the Shakti Peetha.

In the Nalhati Shaktipeeth, the "Udarnali" (throat pipe) of Mother Sati fell. Here Mata Sati is called ‘Kalika’ (Durga) and Lord Shiva as ‘Yogish’.

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