Katyayani Peeth | Uma Shakti Peeth Uttar Pradesh Full Details
KATYAYANI PEETH VRINDAVAN | UMA MANDIR
- 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
Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan otherwise known as uma shakti peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. It is said that the Ringlets of Hair of Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu to relieve lord Shiva from the grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise Maa Sati Body. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called ‘Uma’ and lord Shiva is worshiped as ‘Biotech’.
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 the outside, the whole temple is made of white marble and huge pillars support the temple. Pillars are made with black stone and present 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 Chandra.
Katyayani Peeth | Uma Shakti Peeth Temple History
The main Katyayani temple was constructed in 1923. The temple was constructed by Yogiraj Swami Keshvanand Brahmachari. Swami Keshavanandji spent about 40 years traversing the snow-clad peaks and dales of the Himalayas to meet the existing masters under the direction 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.
Katyayani Peeth | Uma Shakti Peeth Daily Poojas And Festivals
The pooja and the blog 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 since 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 Janmashtami is again a huge festival and embarks on the birth of Lord Krishna. During this day, people keep fast (Not eating food) and celebrate the birth of lord Krishna at Midnight.
Katyayani Vrat, Navratri or Durga Puja, and Diwali are other famous festivals celebrated at the Uma Shakti Peeth.
How To Reach The Temple Katyayani Peeth | Uma Shakti Peeth
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 km from Delhi and is approachable by rail and road. The town was named after a tulsi grove that existed here during 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.