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Sugandha Shakti Peetha



Sugandha Shaktipeeth (Bengali: সুগন্ধা শক্তিপীঠ), a temple of the Goddess Sunanda, is located in the village of Shikarpur, 10 miles north of Barisal, in Bangladesh.This Hindu temple is one of the Shakti Peethas.

The Bhairav is Tryambak whose temple is in Ponabalia, located 5 miles south of Jhalkati rail station. Ponabalia is under the village Shamrail situated on the bank of the river Sunanda.

Sunanda Devi temple (Ugratara temple) is located at the bank of Sugandha river which is 21 km north of Barisal district headquarter.

Sati, was the first wife of Shiva as the first incarnation of Parvati. She was the daughter of King Daksha and Queen (the daughter of Brahma). She committed self-immolation at the sacrificial fire of a yagna performed by her father Daksha as she felt seriously distraught by her father?s insult of her husband and also to her by not inviting both of them for the yagna.

Shiva was so grieved after hearing of the death of his wife that he danced around the world in a Tandav Nritya ("devastating penance? or dance of destruction) carrying Sati's dead body over his shoulders. Perturbed by this situation and in order to bring Shiv to a state of normalcy, it was then Vishnu who decided to used his Sudarshan Chakra (the rotating knife s carried on his finger tip).

He dismembered Sati?s body with the chakra into several pieces and wherever her body fell on the earth, the place was consecrated as a divine shrine oo Shakthi Peeth with deities of Sati (Parvati) and Shiva.Nose of sati fell here. Devi here is called Sunanda and Lord Shiva is called Triayambak.

Shikarpur and Barisal is well connected by Bus from Dhaka railway station. We can go to Ugratara temple at Sugandha river bank via Kabakanti also. The temple is located in the courtyard. This place is called Maa Sunanda Shaktipeeth.



This Shaktipeeth is situated at village Shikarpur of Barisal, district in Bangladesh. Sunanda Devi temple (Ugratara temple) is located at the bank of Sugandha river which is 21 km north of Barisal district headquarter. Nose of sati fell here. Devi here is called Sunanda and Lord Shiva is called Triayambak.

Shakti Peethas are shrines or divine places of the Mother Goddess. These are places that 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 Aryavartha in sorrow.

This is one of the ancient temples of India. There is no particular history about the temple. The temple is a stone structure with the statues of gods and goddesses sculpted on the outer walls.

Festivals and Rituals :

Shiva-chaturdasi, 14th moon during the month of March is the main festival celebrated in this temple. A large number of devotees throng here during this festival.Special celebrations and rituals are held during Navaratri 

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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