Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan Uma Shakti Peeth Uttar Pradesh Full Details

Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan | Uma Shakti Peeth Uttar Pradesh Full Details


  • Locality/village :- Vrindavan
  • State :- Uttar Pradesh
  • Country : -India
  • Nearest City/Town :- Mathura
  • Best Season To Visit :- All
  • Languages :- Hindi& English
  • Temple Timings :- 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Photography :- Not Allowed.

Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan Uma Shakti Peeth Uttar Pradesh Full Details


Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan | Uma Shakti Peeth

Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan otherwise known as uma shakti peeth is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas. It is said that, the Ringlets of Hair of Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise Maa Sati Body. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Uma’ and lord Shiva is worshiped as ‘Bhotesh’.


The most significant thing about this temple is that here five separate deities of the five sects, or sampradayas are worshipped. Each idol is worshipped by the sampradaya’s different worship methodology. Also, the Ashtadhatu idol of Goddess Katyayani, was installed after the performance of Sanatan Dharm rites by religious scholars or pandits from Varanasi, Bengal, etc. Along with the goddess Katyayani ,(Shakt sampradaya) other idols installed are, Lord Shiva (Shaiv sampradaya), Lord Laxmi Naarayan (Vaishnav sampradaya), Lord Ganesh (Ganpataya sampradaya), Lord Surya (Surya Sampradaya). Along with these five main deities, Jagatdhatri Devi is also worshipped here.


The Katyayani Peeth temple has undergone a lot of renovations over the decade, but the main part of the temple is still intact. From outside the whole temple is made of white marble and huge pillars support the temple. Pillars are made with black stone and presents a picturesque view. Just adjacent to the steps that lead to the main courtyard, two golden colored lions are standing and they represent the vehicle or vahana of Maa Durga. Devi has got a sword in the temple which is popularly known as Uchawal chandrahaas.



Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan | Uma Shakti Peeth History

The main Katyayani temple was constructed in 1923. The temple was constructed by Yogiraj Swami Keshvanand Bramachari. Swami Keshavanandji spent about 40 years traversing the snow clad peaks and dales of the Himalayas meeting the existing masters under directions of his Guru Shri Lahiri Mahasay. There he had the vision and direction of the Almighty Mother to proceed to Vrindavan and perform the most important mission of his life by locating the Peethsthan mentioned in the Purans.


It is believed that the Ringlets of Hair of Maa Sati fell at this place. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who was a famous saint in Mathura was responsible for reviving the lost quintessence of the Katyayani Peeth temple.

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Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan | Uma Shakti Peeth Daily Poojas And Festivals

 

The pooja and the bhog aarti are performed by Swami Nityananda and his trained priests daily. Priests chant Durga Shaptsati (Chandi Paath) daily. The Durga poojas are performed by the Shatchandi Paath, every Navaratra.


The timings for the pooja are 7 am to 11 am and 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm


Festivals at Katyayani Peeth

Holi – a five day festival in which people play with colors is being celebrated from the time of Lord Krishna.

Basant Panchami is another festival that is celebrated by the people with great devotion and is dedicated to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Krishna Janmastami is again a huge festival and embarks the birth of Lord Krishna. During this day, people keep fast (Not eating food) and celebrate the birth of lord Krishna on Mid night.

Katyayani Vrat, Navratri or Durga Puja , Diwali are other famous festivals celebrated at the Uma Shakti Peeth.


Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan | Uma Shakti Peeth How To Reach

Katyayani peeth temple is located in Vrindavan, near to the new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road, close to the Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple. Vrindavan also known as Vraj, is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Vrindavan is situated on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. It is about 150 Kms from Delhi and is approachable by rail and road. The town was named after a tulsi grove which existed here during the ancient times. Vrinda is the other name for the sacred Tulsi (Basil) plant. Vrindavan is a famous pilgrimage site where Lord Krishna is worshiped day and night.

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