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Baidyanath Shakti Peeth, Deoghar, Giridih, Jharkhand, India: The Shaktism

Baidyanath Shakti Peeth, Deoghar, Giridih, Jharkhand, India: The Shaktism

Baidyanath Shaktipeeth, Jharkhand

Vaidyanath Shaktipeeth (Baidyanath Shaktipeeth) is considered as 51 Shaktipeeths famous in Hinduism. This Shaktipeeth is located in Giridih district of Jharkhand state. According to a belief, the cremation of Mata Sati was additionally done here.

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 around the Indian subcontinent. These Shaktipeeths are very important from a religious point of view. Devipurana describes 51 Shaktipeeths.

Baidyanath Shaktipeeth Significance

Baidyanath Dham, the well-known pilgrimage center in Deoghar, Jharkhand, is the ninth Jyotirlinga in the Jyotirlingas of Lord Shankar. This Jyotirlinga is considered to be the most glorified among all Jyotirlingas, however it's the only place in India where Jyotirlinga is also related to Shaktipeeth. That is the reason why this place is also called ‘Hriday Peetha’ or ‘Hard Peetha’.

According to mythological beliefs, when King Daksha did not invite Shiva in his yagna, Sati reached his maternal house without permission of Shiva and killed him due to his father insulting Shiva. Lord Shiva grew to become enraged after getting information about Sati's death and began carrying Sati's body on his shoulder.

Vishnu started to dislodge Sati's dead body with his Sudarshan Chakra to pacify the frantic Shiva at the prayers of the gods. The place where the parts of Sati fell, are referred to as Shaktipeeth. It is stated that Sati's heart fell right here, due to which this place can also be known by 'Hardpeeth'.

The power of Devghar is Bhairava's predominance in cultivation and Baidyanath himself is Bhairava right here. On the core of his fame is the primacy of tantric addresses. This place is discussed in Tantric texts. The importance of Kali and Mahakal in Deoghar has additionally been discussed in Padmalapuran's Patalkhand.

Baidyanath Shaktipeeth Mythology

It is believed for Baidyanath Jyotirlinga that once Raksharaj Raja went to the Himalayas to do penance for Shiva's delight and was offering his head cut off to please Lord Shiva. After offering the ninth head, as quickly as he was about to offer the tenth head, Lord Shiva appeared pleased with him and put all his head again.

When Lord Shiva asked Ravana to ask for a bride, Ravana stated that he wants to take this Shivling to Lanka and establish it. Lord Shiva commanded him and warned him that if he kept this linga on the ground at some place in the middle, it would be established there.

Vaidyanath Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. According to non secular texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell at all these locations. According to the legend, King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva, had organized a yajna, in which King Daksha didn't send invitations to Lord Shiva and Mother Sati, because King Daksha didn't consider Lord Shiva as his equal.

Mother Sati found it very bad. She reached the yagna with out calling. There was a lot 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 know about this, after which he reached there and took out the physique of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and started doing Tandava, which caused upheaval in the entire universe. To save your complete universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the physique of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the limb the place it fell became the Shakti Peetha.

In Vaidyanath Shaktipeeth the "heart" of Mother Sati fell. Here Mata Sati is named 'Jayadurga' and Lord Shiva as 'Vaidyanath'.

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