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Maa Tripurmalini Mandir



Maa Tripurmalini Mandir is One of the 51 major Shakti Peethas is situated at Jalandhar, India. The holy place is dedicated to a divine power "Goddess Durga, who is worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees. It is believed that Devi Sati's Left Breast fell here.

Legends and history of this divine abode are associated with Maa Sati and how she sacrificed herself after her own father, Daksha had insulted Lord Shiva. It is said that her husband, Lord Shiva then opened his third eye in anguish and danced (performed tandav) with his wifes body in his arms.

In fear of the Lord's anger and to save the Universe, Lord Vishnu dispatched his Sudarshan Chakra. As a result, Sati's body was cut into pieces that scattered on earth and each of these portions of the earth that received these pieces were blessed and honoured and are known as Shakti Peethas. Mata Tripurmalini Mandir marks the spot that received Maa Sati's left breast.

An awe-inspiring power of the Universe - "Jalandhar shakti peetha is one of the historic places in India, where the divine power is worshipped as a Devi Shakti by Hindu devotees and daily offered with sweets and fruits in the morning.

According to the Hindu mythology, it is whispered that Devi Sati's "Left Breast fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as "Tripurmalini and Lord Shiva as "Bheeshan (horrible), worshipped here. The holy place is dedicated to Maa Durga and Lord Shiva.



This Shaktipeeth is situated at Jalandhar in Punjab. Sati's left breast fell here. Here Sati is called Tripur Malini and Lord Shiva is called Bhishan. The city of Jalandhar is located at Hawrah-Amritsar main line of Indian railways. A fair is held at Navratri festival every year.

Here darshan of this Shaktipeeth destroys all the ill feelings and deeds of a person. It is a place for easy attainment of Vaam Margi Mantras for Worshipper. This Shaktipeeth is worshipped for the blessings of son.

The old structure of the temple has been renovated and changed to how it looks today. New sections have also been added within the temple premises. There is a huge tank (called talab in Hindi), as old as the main temple and is the main attraction and reason why Devi Talab Mandir got its name.

There is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali besides the main temple. Recently, a structure resembling the Amarnath Cave Temple has been added to the temple complex.

Worshipping in Shakti peeth fulfills all the wishes of the devotees and also opens the doors of heaven for the devotees. According to Devi Puran there are 51 Shakti peeths and all of them have their own religious importance.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • 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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