Bhadrakali Temple

ONE OF THE 51 SHAKTI PEETHAS' OF INDIA

BHADRAKALI TEMPLE

The temple is a famously known as “Savitri Peeth”, “Devi Peeth”, “Kalika Peeth” or “Aadi Peeth”. According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Sati could not bear the slander of her husband, Lord Shiva and committed ‘Sati’ (immolation). Holding her burning body, Lord Shiva started pacing the universe, watching this entire incident God Vishnu cut her body into 52 parts with his ‘surdarshan chakra’. Due to this, all the body parts of Goddess Sati fell in different directions forming the various ‘Shakti peeths’. It is believed that the right ankle of Goddess Sati fell where the Bhadrakali Temple is located. Legend has it that before leaving for the battle of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna along with Pandavas worshipped here for their victory and offered the horses of their chariots. The same tradition of offerings is continued till date, suiting ones expenses. Also, the ‘mundan’ (head shaving) ceremony of Lord Krishna and his brother Balram is believed to have been performed at this shrine.

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