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Chandranath Temple , located on top of the Chandranath hill, is a famous Shakti Peeth located near Sitakunda in Bangladesh where, as per Hindu sacred texts, the right arm of Goddess Sati fell. Sitakunda Chandranath Temple is a holy place of pilgrimage.

History

The Rajmala states that about 800 years ago, Raja Biswambhar Sur, a descendant of the famous Advisor of Gaur, tried to reach Chandranath by sea. The Nigamkalpataru refers to the poet Jayadev living for a time in Chandranath. By the time of Dhanya Manikya, ruler of Tripura, Chandranath received numerous endowments. Dhanya Manikya attempted to remove the idol of Shiva from the temple to his kingdom but failed

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Sitakunda can be reached from Chittagong by Bus. Then one has to go Sitakunda Bazar. Chandranath hill stands 4 kilometres east from Sitakunda Bazar. Devotees can go Chandranath hillside with a rickshaw or on foot

Rail: Nearest railway station is at Chittagong. Also from Dhaka and Sylhet which is 6-hour journey to Chittagong

By Air

Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong

Map

Chandranath Temple Bangladesh

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Temple Legend

Sati was the first wife of Shiva as the first incarnation of Parvati. She was the daughter of King Daksha and Queen She committed self-immolation at the sacrificial fire of a yagna performed by her father Daksha as she felt seriously distraught by her father’s insult of her husband and also to her by not inviting both of them for the yagna. Shiva was so grieved after hearing of the death of his wife that he danced around the world in a Tandav Nritya (“devastating penance” or dance of destruction) carrying Sati's dead body over his shoulders. Perturbed by this situation and in order to bring Shiv to a state of normalcy, it was then Vishnu who decided to use his Sudarshan Chakra. He dismembered Sati’s body with the chakra into 51 pieces and wherever her body fell on the earth, the place was consecrated as a divine shrine oo Shakthi Perth with deities of Sati (Parvati) and Shiva. These locations have become famous pilgrimage places as Pithas or Shakthi Pithas and are found scattered all over the subcontinent including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, apart from India. Sati is also known as Devi or Shakthi, and with blessings of Vishnu she was reborn as the daughter of Himavat or Himalayas and hence named as Parvati daughter of mountains). She was born on the 14th day of the bright half of the month of Mrigashīrsha, which marks the Shivarathri (Shiva’s night) festival

Timings and Events
Timings

Temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Events

On the event of Shiva Chaturdashi Puja (in the month of February) lakhs of devotees throng to this temple to get lords blessings. This event lasts for 10 days,

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