Shri Shail Mahalakshmi Shakthi Peethas is located at Jainpur village towards north-east 3 Km from Sylhet town, Bangladesh. This Shakthi Peetha is dedicated to Maa MahaLakshmi.
This place was consecrated as a divine shrine Shakthi Peeth with deities of Sati (Parvati) and Shiva. These locations have become famous pilgrimage places as Pithas or Shakthi Pithas , and also other Shakthi Peethas are found scattered all over the subcontinent including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, apart from India.
Sati is also known as Devi or Shakthi, and with blessinggs of Vishnu she was reborn as the daughter of Himavat or Himalayas and hence named as Parvati (daughter of mountains).
She was born on the 14th day of the bright half of the month of Mrigashīrsha, which marks the Shivarathri (Shiva?s night) festival.
Shri Shail (Bengali: শ্রীশৈল) is one of the Shakti Peeths, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km north-east of Sylhet town, Bangladesh. The Hindu Goddess Sati's neck fell here. The Goddess is worshipped as Mahalakshmi and the Bhairav form is Sambaranand.
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.
Shakti Peethas are believes to have enshrined with the presence of Shakti due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered throughout the land in sorrow.
There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Each temple have shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava.It is believed that the Neck of Sati Devi has fallen in Sri Shail.
- 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.
- 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.