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Prabhas Shakti Peeth (Junagadh, Gujarat)

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Prabhas Shakthi Peeth is the place where Sati’s Stomach fell. Devi Sati is worshipped as Maa Chandrabhaga (the moon goddess) and Lord Shiva as Vakratunda (one with curved body). In this place only Shakthi’s stomach fell down and worshipped as Chandrabhaga.

It is said that, the stomach of Maa Sati fell here, to incise Maa Sati Body when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ . Then, this temple was constructed at the place of fall of stomach. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Chandrabhaga’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhakratunda’. Meaning of Chandrabhaga is throne of depicts power and moon.

Among the Hindu aficionados, this temple is quite popular and every year people in exorbitant number flock to this part of country to offer their prayers. Famous ‘Somnath’ temple is also situated, just adjacent to this temple. In large numbers, it is also visited by people. Importance of Somnath temple is as much as of the Shakti Peeth. It is a famous Hindu temple in Gujarat. Prabhas Shakthi Peeth is the place where it is believed Sati’s stomach fell. Here, Devi Sati is worshiped as Ma Chandrabhaga (the Moon Goddess) and Lord Shiva as Vakratunda (one with curved body).

Prabhas Shakthi Peeth is located near Mumbai. Prabhas is well connected by all three modes of transport. Veraval railway station (13 kms) is the nearest rail line. There is good bus transport facility from all major cities to Prabhas. There are many private cabs which are easily available to reach Prabhas. The Shakthi Peeth is located close to Somnath temple (one of the twelve Jyotirlingas). Devotees can travel by steamer from Mumbai to Veraval. There is no temple for Chandrabagha Devi; thus, the temple is identified with the holy confluence of three rivers, Hiran, Kapila and Saraswathi.

According to one reference, Moon had to marry one of the daughters named Rohini, of King Daksha Prajapathi, instead, Moon married all his 27 daughters. This infuriated King Daksha Prajapathi and he made the Moon disappear. Moon prayed to Lord Shiva at Prabhas to regain his glow. Navaratri during Ashwija masa (Sep- Oct) and Chaitra masa (March- April) is celebrated with great fervour for nine days. Special poojas are held during Shivaratri. Nagapanchi during Shravan masa is another festival celebrated at Prabhas Shakthi Peeth.

Timing

Temple remains open from 6 am to 8 pm.

Distance

  • From Delhi it is 1305 KM away.
  • From Mumbai it is 910 KM away.
  • From Kolkata it is 2473 KM away.
  • From Chennai it is 2228 KM away.

Location

Mullawada,
Junagadh,
Gujarat 362001