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Uma or Mithila Shakti Peeth, Bihar, India: The Shaktism

Uma or Mithila Shakti Peeth, Bihar, India: The Shaktism

Uma or Mithila Shakti Peeth

Uma or Mithila Shakti peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths well-known in Hinduism. Uma or Mithila Shakti peeth is located near Janakpur railway station in Mithila (close to Indo-Nepal border) within the state of Bihar.

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

Uma or Mithila Shakti Peeth Significance

Mithila Shakti peeth 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 jewelery worn, Shakti peeth got here into existence.

That is called a very holy shrine. These pilgrimage spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots.

• There are many opinions about the definite place of Mithila Shakti peeth.
• Many Devi temples in Mithila of Bihar are considered as Shakti peeth. The left wing of Sati fell here.
• Three completely different locations are considered as Shakti peeth, where the left wing is believed to have fallen.
• One is the 'Vanadurga Temple' in a place called 'Ukaitha', north west of Madhubani, 15 km east of Janakpur (Nepal).
• Second 'Ugratara Temple' located near Saharsa Station.
• Third 'Jayamangala Devi Temple', 9 kilometers ahead of Salauna railway station (61 km away) from Samastipur.
• The power of this Shakti peeth is 'Uma' or 'Mahadevi' and 'Bhairav' Mahodar.

Uma or Mithila Shakti Peeth Mythology

Uma or Mithila Shakti peeth is among 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 whole universe. To avoid wasting the entire universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the physique of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the organ where it fell became the Shakti Peetha.

In Uma or Mithila Shakti peeth, the "left wing" (shoulder) of Mom Sati fell. Right here Mata Sati is known as ‘Mahadevi’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Mahodar’.

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