Godavari tir Shakti Peeth

Important information

  • Location: 13-15-61/20b, Kotilingala Veedhi, Seethampet, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh 533104
  • Timings: Open 06:00 am and Close 7:30 pm.
  • Best time to visit : Between August to March and During the festival Shivaratri, Durga Puja and Navaratri
  • Nearest Railway Station : Rajamundry Railway station at a distance of nearly 2kilometres from Kotileshwar Temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Rajamundry airport at a distance of nearly 11.9 kilometres from Kotileshwar Temple.
  • Major festivals: Shivaratri, Durga Puja and Navaratri
  • Did you know: Godavari tir Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In every twelve years 'Pushkaram Mela' is organized on the banks of Godavari River.

Godavari tir Shakti Peeth or Sarvashail is the famous Shakti Peeth, it is one of the major religious places for Hindus. This temple is located in the Kotileshwar temple along the Godavari River near Andhra Pradesh, Rajamundari, India. Godavari Shakti Peeth is also called as the Sarvashail.

Godavari tir Shakti Peeth is one of the ancient temples and the architecture of the temple is spectacular and wonderful. The temple looks very spacious because the Gopuram of the temple is built on an elevation. The idol of all deities and goddesses in the temple is established. This temple is situated on the banks of river Godavari, which is the second longest river after the Ganges in India.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple, Shakti is worshiped as Goddess Vishweshwari and Rakini, and Bhairav ??is worshiped as Vatsnabha and Dandapani. According to the Puranas, wherever the pieces of the sati, the clothes or the ornaments held, have fallen, wherever Shaktipeeth came into existence. They are called the most sacred shrines. These shrines are spread across the entire Indian subcontinent.

According to mythology, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organised by her father King Daksheshwara. When Lord Shiva was running around the earth carrying her body then Lord Vishnu divided the body in 51 parts using his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘left cheek’ of Sati fell to this place.  Hence this place is also called 'Manikarnika Ghat'.

In every twelve years 'Pushkaram Mela' is organized on the banks of Godavari River. Millions of people from all the states of India come to bath in Godavari River so that they can get rid of their sins.

All the festivals are celebrated in the Godavari Arrow Shakti Peeth, especially in the festival of Shivratri, Durga Puja and Navaratri, special pooja is organized. In the days of the festival, the temple is decorated with flowers and lights. The spiritual atmosphere of the temple provides peace to the heart and mind of the devotees.

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