Katyayani Devi Temple

Important information

  • Location: Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, Goda Vihar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh 281121.
  • Timings: Open 06:00 am and Close 12:00 noon.
  • Open 04:30 pm and Close 07:30 pm.
  • During the Aarti, the Temple remains closed for a short duration.
  • Best time to visit : During the festival Vijayadashami, Durga Puja and Navaratri
  • Nearest Railway Station : Mathura Junction at a distance of nearly 13.6 kilometres from Katyayani Devi Temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Indira Gandhi International Airport at a distance of nearly 169 kilometres from Katyayani Devi Temple.
  • Major festivals: Vijayadashami, Durga Puja and Navaratri.

Katyayani Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located in Bhooteshwar, district of Muthra, the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. This temple is dedicated to Mother Katiyani and the name of this temple comes in ancient Siddhpith. This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Maa Shakti. In this temple Shakti is worshiped as Goddess ‘Katiyani’ and Bhairav ??is worshiped as a ‘Bhutesh’.

Maa Sati Devi hair was falling in the favourite land of Lord Shri Krishna, Shri Dham Vrindavan. Details of its proof are found in all scriptures. This place has been mentioned in Aryashaastr, Brahma Vaivarta Purana and Aadya Stotr. 'Vraj Katyayani Para', means which Shaktipeeth located in the Vrindavan, Brahmashakti is known as Mahamaya Shri Mata Katyayani.

Devshi Shri Vedavish ji has mentioned in the twenty-seventh chapter of Dasam Shank of Shrimad Bhagwat-

Katyayani Mahamaye Mahayoginyadheeshwari |
Nandgopsutam Devipatim Me Kuru te Namah ||
Hey Kaatyaayani! Hey Mahaamaaye! Hey Mahaayogini! Hey Adheeshvari! Hey Devi!

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 hair of sati fell to this place.

All the festivals are celebrated in the Katyayani temple, especially in the festival of Durga Puja and Navaratri festival is organized special puja. On this day, 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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