Shakti or Devi Sugandha also consider as Ekjata , situated in Shikarpur, which is 20 km north from district Barisal in Bangladesh. Here, in Uttar Shikarpur village, on the bank of Sunanda river, nose of Sati had fallen and here she is in the form of “Sunanda or Devi Tara or Ekjata and Tryambak” appears as airabh. This temple is famous for the festival in Shiv Ratri or Shiv Chaturdasi mela.
Sugandha Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, the nose of Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise Maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of nose, this temple was constructed. Sugandha Shakti Peeth is located in Bangladesh and lies under governance of the Barisal city. Actually this Shakti Peeth is situated in a town known as Shikarpur. So this is located in remote area, but connectivity to this place is all right. One of the best things about the location of this temple is the presence of river Sunanda near to it. And presence of this river impacts the overall appearance of this temple. The falling of shadow of temple over the river water, when sun is rising from horizon is impeccable experience for the visitors. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Sunanada’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Traimbak’.
The whole complex of the temple is made of stone, with images and statues of gods engraved on to it. The sculptures presents are mesmerizing looks of the temple to the visitors. Shine of the marble fitted on to it and its reflection on the water of the river is surely one thing that people do not want to miss out here. As you don’t have zillion means of reaching the temple, nearest railway station to your destination is Jalkati Railway station. From there it is a 5 mile journey towards this temple. Just near to the Sugandha Devi temple, visitors can also go for another famous temple known as the Vairab Trymbak which is said to be built around the times when this temple was constructed.
There is no exact information available about the construction or establishment of this temple. But surely this temple was constructed in very olden times, because of the whole appearance of the temple comes very ancient. But people visiting this temple will surely find from local people about the existence of this temple and information related to its origin.
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