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Nalhati Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. It is said that the vocal cord of Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from the grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise Maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of the vocal cord, this temple was constructed.

History

An awe-inspiring power of the Universe - “Nalhati shakti peetha” is one of the historic places in India, where the divine power is worshipped as a Devi Shakti -“Kalika” by Hindu devotees and daily offered with sweets, chhana and fruits (in morning), with vegetables, anna-bhog (rice), fried fish and payesh (in the noon) and with halua and luchi (in the night). According to the Hindu legends, it is whispered that Devi Sati’s “Vocal Chord”fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Kalika”and Lord Shiva as “Yogesh”, worshipped here. The holy place is dedicated to Maa Durga and Lord Shiva, located on a big mounted rock.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Nearest Bus Stand: Nalhati Bus stand.

Nearest Railway Station: Nalhati Jn

By Air

Nearest Airports: DumDum, Kolkata.

Map

Nalhati Shakthi Peetha West Bengal

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Extra Information

Here, several other momentous places are situated near Nalateshwari temple – Shri Ganesh temple (dedicated to Lord Ganesha), Shiva temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) andAna Baba Mazar Sharif (top on the small hill).

Timings and Events
Timings

All Days Open 5:30 am Close 8:30 pm

Events

Navaratri that falls two times in a year- one in the month of March or April and other in the September or October month depending on the Hindu calendar, is the major festival here. The whole ambience of a temple during this festival is mesmerising to see and people all over the country come here to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Navaratri is celebrated with full energy, faith, dedication and devotion. Navaratri is celebrated for over 9 days, with some people not eating any type of food that is derived from the soil for these nine days. Special ceremonies and rituals are carried during these days. Another festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm is the ‘Shivaratri’.

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