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Tripura Sundari Shakti Peeth, Udaipur, Tripura, India: The Shaktism

Tripura Sundari Shakti Peeth, Udaipur, Tripura, India: The Shaktism

Tripura Sundari Shakti peeth

The Tripura Sundari Shakti Peeth is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti peeth is located in Radhakishore village, at a place called Udaipur, about 55 kilometers from Agartala, the capital of the state of Tripura.

This Shakti peeth is also known as 'Mata-Bari'. According to the Puranas in Hinduism, wherever the physique 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 everywhere in the Indian subcontinent. These Shakti peeths are very important from a religious point of view. Devipurana describes 51 Shakti peeths.


Behind the temple, on the east side, there is a lake like a pond on 6.4 acres of land, which is called Kalyanasagar. It has big turtles and fish, which killing or catching is a crime. There is a separate place for the burial of natural death turtles/fish, where the tombstones of priests are also built.

The temple and Kalyan Sagar are looked after by a committee of the Revenue Department of the Government of Tripura. The revenue department bears the daily expenditure of the temple. On Diwali, there is a grand event and fair here.


This Shakti peeth temple established on the side of Udaipur-Sabaram paved road is 24x24x75 feet. Buses, taxis, autorickshaws are available from Udaipur to Matabari and many dharamshalas and rest houses are also built near the temple.

Tripura Sundari Temple is 3 km from Udaipur city, the ancient capital of southern Tripura. To reach there, one has to travel by air to Agartala. From there the highway is the main transport mode. The rail route is available for only 64 kilometers. It is handy to travel by air from Kolkata to Lamding, from there to Silchar. Though the road can be accessible, it is not very handy.

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According to a preferred legend, Tripura was ruled by the eminent in the first decade of the 16th century, 1501 AD. One night, she saw Mom Tripureswari in a dream and said that she has an idol on the mountain of Chintagaon, which she has to bring from there today, only in the night. On seeing the dream, the king woke up and immediately ordered the soldiers to convey the idol at night.

The soldiers were returning with the idol that upon reaching Matbari, it was sunrise and according to the orders of the mother, the temple was built there and the idol was put in. This was later known as 'Tripura Sundari'.

It is usually a legend that the King Blessed was supposed to build Vishnu temple there, but due to the installation of the idol of Tripureshwari, the king fell into Peshopesh whose temple should he build there? But suddenly there was an air that the king should build the temple of Mom Tripura Sundari on the place where Vishnu was going to build the temple, and this is what the king did.

Tripura Sundari Shakti peeth Mythology

Tripura Sundari Shakti peeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. According to religious texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell at all these locations. 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 whole universe.

To avoid wasting the whole universe from this disaster, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the organ where it fell became the Shakti Peetha.

The "proper foot" of Mata Sati fell in the Tripura Sundari Shaktipeeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Tripura Sundari’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Tripuresh’.

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