Nandipur Shakti Peeth

Important information

  • Location: Nandikeshwar Temple, 165, Old Kandi Road, Netaji Pally, Sainthia, West Bengal 731234
  • Timings:  Open 06:30 am and Close 10:00 am
  • Best time to visit : Between August to March and During the festival Durga Puja and Navaratri.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Sainthia Junction at a distance of nearly approx 700 meters from Nandikeshwar temple.
  • Nearest Airport : Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport a distance of nearly 193 kilometres from Nandikeshwar temple.
  • Major festivals: Durga Puja and Navaratri.
  • Did you know: This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother.

Nandipur Shakti Peeth is a holy place for Hindus, which is located in Sainthia, India's state of West Bengal (Kolkata). This Shakti Peeth is located at the bottom of a Tree. Nandipur Shaktipeeth is also known as Nandikeshwar Temple. In Nandipur Shakti Peeth, the Goddess is sitting in the form of a turtle shaped rock. This rock is painted completely from the vermilion. On this form of Goddess there is a silver crown and three gold eyes. There is a small and big temple of other Goddesses installed in this temple. There is a holy tree in this complex on which the devotee ties the red thread to fulfill his desires.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple Shakti is worshiped as 'Mahamaya' and Bhairav ​​is worshiped as ' Trisandhyasvar '. 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, Goddess 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 ‘Necklace’ of Sati fell to this place.

All the festivals are celebrated in Nandipur Shakti Peeth, especially in the festival of Durga Puja and Navaratri, special puja is organized. During these festivals, some people keep fasting (do not eat food) as a respect and dedication to God's worship. 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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