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Bhabanipur Maa Aparna Shaktipeeth

Significance

Significance


Bhabanipur Maa Aparna Shaktipeeth is located at Bogra  in Bangladesh Bhabanipur Shakthi Peetha is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is one among 51 shakthi Peethas.

When Sati, the wife of Shiva, sacrificed herself at the Yajna performed by her father Daksha, a very distraught Shiva started dancing with her body. He was dancing the dance of destruction. And the gods said, "Oh, we are doomed! Shiva is dancing the dance of destruction. 

Vishnu took his bow and cut the body of Sati into fifty-one pieces with his arrows. And wherever a piece of the Divine Mothers body fell on earth, that place became a Shakti Peetha.

The Bhabanipur Shrine is highly revered as Shakti Peeth. The mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation and Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Deviis believed to be the origin of Shakti Peethas.

Shakti Peethas are holy abode of the Mother Goddess
. Each temple have shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava. The Shakti of Bhabanipur shrine is addressed as "Arpana" and the "Bhairava" as "Vaman".

It is believed that Sati Devi's Left anklet fell here. The pilgrimage shrine of Vysakha Mahotsavam, commemorating the Daksha Yaga is believed to be the place where Sati Devi self immolated.


About

About


Maa Aparna Shaktipeeth is located at Bhawanipur village in the south-west corner which is 32 km away from Bogda station. Sati's left Anklety (left Kanpati) fell here. Sati is known as Aparna and Lord Shiva is called Vaman. Bangaon is 70 km away from Sealdah.

This place is called Maa Aparna Shaktipeeth. Those who visit this Shaktipeeth get rid of all type of skin diseases. Kartoya River is as good as taking bath in river Ganga.

The temple is believed to be very old and the goddess in the temple is variously called as Aparna (One who even stopped eating fallen leaves while doing Penance for lord Shiva), Arpana (One who is dedicated to lord Shiva/ One who is offered to lord Shiva), Tara and Bhawani.

Festivals take place at the Bhabanipur Temple premises on auspicious occasions. They are:Maghi Purnima in the Bengali month of Magh/FalgunRam Nabomi in the month of Chaitra/BaishakhDurgotshov in autumnDipannita Shyama PujaNabanna in the month of Aghrahoyon.


Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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