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Kiriteswari Temple situated in kiritkona village. This is one of the sati peeth among the 51. Peeth Devi name is Devi Vimala & bhairab is Samvarta. The construction of the temple is more than 1000 years old and this place was considered to be the sleeping place of Mahamaya.

History

A marvelous power of the Universe “Goddess Kiriteswari temple” is one of the historic places in India, where ‘Red colored stone’  is worshipped as a Devi Shakti “Vimla” by devotees. According to the Hindu legends, it is whispered that the “Crown” or “Kirit” of Sati’s body fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Vimla” and Lord Shiva as “Sangbarta” worshipped here.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest bus stop is Dahapara

Nearest Railway Station: Dahapara Railway station.

By Air

Nearest Airports: Dum Dum, Kolkata

Map

Kiriteswari Shakti Peeth West Bengal

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Temple Legend

In the 18th century also, many sadhaks from different parts of the country came here and did their sadhanas.and attained salvation. This was the meditation centre of the great sage Raja Ramakrishna and his ‘panchmundi-asana’ is still here. It is said that a Shiva linga got cracked on its own, the day when Rajballav was drowned by Mirjafar to death. It is also said that Mirjafar in his death bed had requested for the holy ’charanamrito’ of Maa Kiriteswari. He was suffering from leprosy. And he breathed out his last breath after having the holy sip of water.

Extra Information

Other places that can be visited nearby Roshini bag is another location near to it, which caters crowd. Jagat Bandhu dham commonly known as Dahapara ashram is the birth place of famous person Prabhu Jagatbandhu Sunder. Bara Nagar and Khosh Bagh is also another hotspot for tourist here. The later is a sanctuary and the nice place to enjoy the calmness.

Timings and Events
Timings

All Days Morning 5 am to 12 pm Evening 2 pm 6 pm

Events

Durga Puja, Amavasya and Kali Puja are some of the renowned festivals and extolled with great energy and devotion. People offer food, fruit and other items that are made in a home during these festivals. Shivaratri is also celebrated with the same ease and special program related to lord Shiva are carried out. A very famous Kiriteshwari fair is held on the bank of Bhagirathi River and the local population is among the major attendees of this fair.

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