Mahalakshmi Shakthi Peeth

Mahalakshmi Shakthi Peeth
Mahalakshmi Shakthi Peeth

The sacred Goddess Mahalaxmi Shaktipeeth Temple, devoted to the heavenly Goddess Mahalakshmi, ranks among the 51 shakti peeth temples. Located in Joinpur Village near Dakshin Surma and only 3 km from Sylhet town in Bangladesh, this shakti peeth is especially revered for its holy association with Bhairav form Sambaranand as part of Goddess Mahelaksmi’s presence there.

Hindus believe that the neck of Hindu goddess Sati fell at Shakti Peethas. Out of a total 51 such sites around the world, four are known as Adi Shaktipeeth while eighteen have been classified as Maha Shakti Peethas.

Navratri is celebrated with immense enthusiasm and reverence. Traditional ceremonies are observed throughout its duration, further enhancing the sacredness of this auspicious occasion.

Lord Brahma was determined to please Shakti and Shiva, so he decided to perform a yajna. As a result of this ritual, Goddess Shakti separated from Shiva and assisted Brahma in the creation of the world. To honor her immense power, many shrines were built to pay homage; these are known as ‘Shakti Peethas’. Daksha saw his opportunity when Brahmas’s son offered him an exchange for Sati in return for all that had been done – she became Daksha’s daughter and it wasn’t long before she married Lord Shiva himself. Unfortunately not everyone agreed with their union: when Daksha held another yagna without inviting them both along, Sati refused to let go of her displeasure at being excluded – prompting Shiva reluctantly allowing his wife attend on her own accord. Daksha’s cruel words towards Shiva caused Sati to set herself on fire in rage. Unable to bear the disrespect, Lord Shiva assumed his wrathful form of Veerabhadra and destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha. Grieving for his beloved wife, Shiva carried her body across Aryavartha as he wept endlessly; until eventually, it manifested into a ferocious Dance of Destruction known as ‘Tandav’. Lord Vishu, with the aim of stopping the Tandav, used his Sudarshana Chakra, which cut through the Sati’s corpse. The parts of Sati body fell at varroas spots all through the Indian and neighboring country and these Sacred sites came to be called Shakti Peethas .

By Bus
The closest bus station to Jaunpur is the Jaunpur Bus Station.

By Rail
Nearest Railway Station is Jhalakati.

By Air
Nearest Airport is Barisal.

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