Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth

Important information

  • Location: D 16/84, Manmandhir Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
  • Timings: Open 05:00 am and Close 07:30 am.
  • Best time to visit : Between August to March.
  • Nearest Railway Station : Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station.
  • Nearest Airport : Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
  • Did you know: Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. This temple opens only for two hours in the morning. The temple is closed all day.

Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth is one of the main religious places for Hindus. This temple is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi. Panch Sagar Temple is worshiped as Mother of Varahi. Through Hinduism, the mother is worshiped in all three classes, Shaktism (Goddess is worshiped), Shaivism (Lord Shiva is worshiped) and Vaishnavism (Lord Vishnu is worshiped). Varahi is also described in the Puranas.

The architecture of the temple is adorable; the stone used in the construction of this temple is really different; this stone shines in the sunlight. The main feature of this temple is that the temple only opens for two hours in the morning. The temple is closed all day. It is believed that during the night the goddess protects Varanasi.

According to mythology, the word vaarahi is known as power. On one side it is believed that the word is also inspired by Lord Vishnu's Vrahavatara.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. Shakti is worshiped in this temple as 'Varaahi' and Shiva is worshiped as 'Maharudra'. Maharadra 'means the angry incarnation. 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 ‘Lower teeth’ of Sati fell to this place.

All the festivals are celebrated in Punch Sagar Shaktipeeth, especially during 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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