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Yogadaya Shakti Peeth, wherein Goddess Blutadhari / Yoga Daya Temple takes place, comes in vision with the grace of Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva . Yoga Daya Shakti Peeth as an apple of Bengali’s eyes at Khirgram under Khirakantha

History

Yogadaya Shakti Peeth, wherein Goddess Blutadhari / Yoga Daya Temple takes place, comes in vision with the grace of Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva . Yoga Daya Shakti Peeth as an apple of Bengali’s eyes at Khirgram under Khirakantha.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Near Bus Stand Katwa Bus Station

Nearby Railway Station Katwa JN Railway Station.

By Air

Nearby Airport Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Dumdum, Kolkata

Sculpture

It is said that an architect of Daihat known as Nabinchandra built the idol of the main temple after the death of Ravana. Nabinchandra found that the original idol of Bhadrakali was missing from the temple who was worshipped by Hanu. Many also believe that Nabinchandra built this present idol of Devi ma when he didn't find the Buddhist idol Mahajan into the waters of Khirdighi. Even today the sanctum houses the idols he built.Pilgrims can also visit the nearby Khirdighi and Sagardighi were the Devi first wore Her sankha, the two white bangles made from the conch. These are worn by the Bengali married women along with coral bangles as a mark of married hook.

Map

Yugadya Temple West Bengal

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Temple Legend

According to mythology, the right toe of Sati Devi fell down at this particular Shakti peeth. It is believed that the deity remains submerged under the Khirdighi, a nearby pond by the shrine. On every Baishakhi Sankranti, She comes out of the water and stays overnight inside the temple garbha griha. After accepting the yajnas and the special puja, She again gets back to the water of the Khirdighi where She stays with Khirakantha, Her divine consort; an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The devotees here believe in this century old legend and the same practice is carried on for ages.

Extra Information

Known to be the 'mini-India' for its diverse geographical as well as cultural variations, West Bengal is also popular for housing over 14 shakti peeths. Coming back to the culture of this eastern state of India, since prior and the post-partition times, Bengal is famous for its enriched culture. From Darjeeling to the Sundarbans, and from Puruliya to the 'Rarh' area of Birbhum- each of the provinces has a unique cultural approach. Starting from the Bengali music, dance, theatre, literature, art, and notwithstanding the mouthwatering cuisine- West Bengal has successfully created a mark for its exclusive aesthetics in the world panorama. Language Spoken: Bengali, Hindi, English

Timings and Events
Timings

The temple timing is from 6.00 AM to 9.00 PM. Devotees should focus to come during the Baishakhi festival when the Deity is believed to be coming out of the water for her innumerable bhaktas.

Events

January - Makar Sankranti June - Ashar-Nabami October - Bijaya Dasami

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