Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple Bihar Full Details

Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple Bihar Full Details


  • Locality/village :- Mithila
  • State :- Bihar
  • Country :- India
  • Nearest City/Town : -Janakpur station
  • Best Season To Visit :-All
  • Languages : -Tamil& English
  • Temple Timings :-Temple remains Open from 6 am to 8 pm.
  • Photography : -Not Allowed.

Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple Bihar Full Details

Mithila Shakti Peeth, Bihar

One of the 52 legendary Shakti Peethas is located at Mithila (near Janakpur station) Darbhanga on the border of Bihar, India- Nepal. The holy place is dedicated to divine powers “Goddess Durga” are worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees as “Mahadevi or Uma”. It is believed that Devi Sati’s left shoulder (Vama Skandha) fell here. The idols of goddess Uma Devi and Lord Mahodar are located in a temple on a mountain rock.

The temple which represents a fort is a white colour structure having four minar type towers. There is also a colour fountain in front of the temple which is one of the tourist attractions.

Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple History and Significance

According to the Hindu mythology, it is whispered that Devi Sati’s “Left Shoulder”fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Mahadevi or Uma” and Lord Shiva as “Mahodar” (a brave one). The holy place is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

The place is known for the other histories present in the great holy epic Ramayana of Hindus. Since Janakpuri is known as the birth place of Sita Mata (Wife of lord Rama) and her father, the famous king of Janak used to rule this region. The people have a wrong conception of believing the Janki madir as the popular Shakti peeth. An ancient Shakti temple at this place is also known as Sona mai mandir. Mithilachal is also known as Durgasthan or the place for Devi Bhagavati.

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Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple Festivals

Ram Navami is celebrated with great enthusiasm.  Janaki Navami on Vaishaka Shukla Navami (during May) is another festival celebrated with great pomp as Mithila is the birth place of Sita Devi. Krishna Janmashtami also celebrated with great devotion and faith.

Some of the other festival being celebrated here are Saraswati Puja, Navaratri, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali, Karthik Purnima, Akshaya Navami, Shivarathri, Holi, Nag panchami, Raksha bandhan and Madhu Shravani.

Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple Pooja Daily Schedule

Temple remains Open from 6 am to 8 pm.

Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple How To Reach

The rail road connectivity to Janakpur which is the nearest railway station is good. The temple is well connected by bus from Darbhanga. Nearest airport is Patna (Capital of Bihar), and provision of both national and international flight is there in this airport.

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