Nandikeshwari Temple is located in Sainthia , Birbhum , West Bengal . This Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga in the form of Nandini . This Holy Shrine 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.
Maa Sati?s necklace fell here and the idols are Devi Maa as Nandini and Lord Shiva as Nandikishore Bhairav.
The main temple of the town is that of Maa Nandikeshwaris temple. She is believed to be present in a big mounted rock, deeped with vermillion, in the shape of the back of a tortoise (kurma). She is adorned with a silver crown and three golden eyes.
Festivals are held especially in The Baishakhi Purnima or the Buddha Purnima (full moon day), with yagna. Special rituals are also held on Kali Puja and on Amabasyas (new moon). And daily, Maa is offered with ?anna-bhog?(rice ) on the noon. The temple remains opened from 6 am to 10 pm daily.
Nandikeshwari Temple is located in earlier Nandipur village, which is now a part of Sainthia town, Birbhum district, West Bengal . Sainthia is known as business capital of Birbhum district and it is famous for its temple of Nandikeshwari Mata.
Nandikeshwari temple is one of the 51 Shakti peethas, is only 1.5 K.m from Railway Station. The town is sanctified by the river Kopai and Maa Nandikeshwari, the Holy Goddess.
In this temple there lies the Bhairava as Nandikeshwar. Inside the temple premise there are many other temples of Dashavataar, Lord Vishnu, Hanumanji, Ram-Sita, NavaDurga, Lord Shiva and some more.
There is a huge sacred tree where the devotees bind colourful threads to fulfill their wishes. On the body of these temples, there are beautiful paintings of many Gods and Goddesses figures. There is a huge sacred tree where the devotees bind red and yellow threads to fulfill their wishes.
In this temple compound, there lies the temple of Bhairava as Nandikeshwar. On the body of these temples, there are beautiful paintings of many Gods and Goddesses figures.