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Bahula Devi Shakthi Peetha is the place where Sati’s left hand fell. Sati is worshipped as Bahula Devi and Lord Shiva as Bhiruk.

History

Ma Sati’s left arm is said to have fallen in Ketugram when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on the burnt corpse to save the world from Lord Shiva’s deadly dance of destruction. ‘Bahu’ in Sanskrit incidentally means ‘arm’. ‘Bahula’, on the other hand, means lavish and refers to the prosperity that this goddess brings. The goddess Bahula is worshipped along with the Bhairav Bhiruk and both are said to be manifestations of Mahadev and Mata Adi Shakti. ‘Bhiruk’ means one who has attained the highest levels of meditation or ‘sarvasiddhayak’.

It is said that this Shakti Peetha is one from where devotees have never left empty-handed. She is said to grant the wishes of all those who approach her with genuine longing in their hearts. Instances of miracles are rampant here. Bahula Devi is seen accompanied by her sons Karthikey and Ganesha. Karthik is the god of fertility and war whereas Ganesh is the one who brings a note of auspicious elements into the world.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Shakti Peeth Bahula is placed in west Bengal near Katwa. The village where the popular temple is located is Ketugram. People willing to visit the place from Kolkata have to cover a distance of 190 km. It would be an added advantage for individuals who will be travelling from Bardhaman. From here the temple is just 56 km.

Direct trains are available to Bardhawan railway station on Kolkata-Delhi line and you get trains from every part of the country

By Air

The nearest airport is in the Bardhawan, and national flights from adjoining cities are available till here. The International airport is in the Kolkata.

Sculpture

The Bahula Temple is an ancient temple which boasts of wonderful architecture. The temple has a large courtyard right in the front of the garbhagriha and the flooring has been done in red stone. The temple has a serene environment that will immediately calm your senses. God can truly be attained in that environment when you hear the chiming of temple bells and the chanting of mantras fusing together with your faith.

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Bahula Shakti Peeth West Bengal

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Temple Legend

Ma Sati’s left arm is said to have fallen in Ketugram when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on the burnt corpse to save the world from Lord Shiva’s deadly dance of destruction. ‘Bahu’ in Sanskrit incidentally means ‘arm’. ‘Bahula’, on the other hand, means lavish and refers to the prosperity that this goddess brings. The goddess Bahula is worshipped along with the Bhairav Bhiruk and both are said to be manifestations of Mahadev and Mata Adi Shakti. ‘Bhiruk’ means one who has attained the highest levels of meditation or ‘sarvasiddhayak’. It is said that this Shakti Peetha is one from where devotees have never left empty-handed.

She is said to grant the wishes of all those who approach her with genuine longing in their hearts. Instances of miracles are rampant here. Bahula Devi is seen accompanied by her sons Karthikey and Ganesha. Karthik is the god of fertility and war whereas Ganesh is the one who brings a note of auspicious elements into the world.

Extra Information

Every morning at this shakti peetha begins with devotees offering fruits and sweets to the goddess and the temple priests performing an arati. There is another round of prayers in the evening, followed by a Sandhya Bhog and lighting of the lamps.

Timings and Events
Timings

The temple timings are from 6am to 10pm.

Events

The most important festivals observed in this Shakti Peetha are Durga Puja (around October), Kali Puja (in Ashwin), Navratri and Mahashivratri. Two fairs called the Navratri fair (in Chaitra) and the Shivratri fair are also celebrated amidst great pomp and splendour. Devotees fast on Shivratri and make an offering of fruits, milk and Bilwa leaves to Lord Shiva.

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