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Uma/Katyayani Shakti Peeth (Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh)

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Uma shakti peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, the Ringlets of Hair 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 Ringlets of Hair, this temple was constructed. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Uma’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhotesh’. Popularly known Uma Shakti peeth is also known as Katyayani Shakti peeth.

Uma Shakti Peeth the 51th Shakti Peeth where Sati’s ringlets of hair fell is situated at Vrindavan Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Vrindavan means the forest of “Tulsi”. It is also the playground of lord Krishna where he did many Lilas. The Shakti Peeth here in Vrindavan is known as UMA Shakti Peeth as UMA is the Shakti oe Cosmic Power Associated with it.

The location of uma shakti peeth temple is very clear in Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple. Vrindavan also known as Vraj, is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India, is one such sacred town situated on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. It is 150 Kms from Delhi and is approachable by rail and road. The town was named after a tulsi grove which existed here during the ancient times. Vrinda is the other name for the sacred Tulsi (Basil) plant. Vrindavan is a famous pilgrimage site where Lord Krishna is worshiped day and night.

The uma shakti peeth temple has got lot of renovations over the decades, but the main part of the temple is still intact. From outside the whole temple being made of white marble and huge pillars supports the temple. Pillars are made with black stone and presents picturesque views. Just adjacent to the steps that lead to main courtyard, two golden colored lions are standing and they represent the holy animal of Maa Durga. Devi has got a sword in the temple which is popularly known as Uchawal chandrahaas.

History to this place dates back in the time when it is said that the Ringlets of Hair of Maa Sati fell to this place. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was great personality in Mathura and famous saint too. He was responsible for reviving the lost quintessence of this temple. One such history which is worth mentioning here is that, lord Krishna was born here and he spent his whole childhood here before moving to Dwarka. He is the one who killed Kaliya Naga (Snake) and kept the Govardhan Hill on his little finger to protect people from the furious rain and flood.

Uma Shakti Peetha located in Vrindavan is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas where the ‘Ringlets of Hair’ of Devi Sati have fallen. Here the worship idols are – Devi as Uma (also known as another name of Goddess Parvati) and Lord Shiva as Bhootesh.

The location of temple is very clear in Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple. Vrindavan also known as Vraj, is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India, is one such sacred town situated on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. It is 150 Kms from Delhi and is approachable by rail and road. The town was named after a tulsi grove which existed here during the ancient times. Vrinda is the other name for the sacred Tulsi (Basil) plant. Vrindavan is a famous pilgrimage site where Lord Krishna is worshiped day and night.

Lord Krishna was raised in the cow herding village of Gokul by his foster parents Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Maa. The Bhagavata Purana describes Krishna’s early childhood pastimes in the Vrindavan forest where He, his brother Balarama, and his cowherd friends stole butter, engaged in childhood pranks and fought with demons. Along with these activities, Krishna is also described as meeting and dancing with the local girls of Vrindavan village, especially Radharani, who were known as gopis. Lord Krishna was capable of amazing feats and saved the village from many perils such as the Naga Kaliya and Krishna lifted the Govardhana hill and taught Indra, the king of the devas and rain, a lesson to protect native people of Vrindavana.

Sati’s body fell at 51 different places throughout the Indian continent which are known as Shakti Peethas. At all these places Devi is present with her one Shakti and Bhairav (the manifestation of Lord Shiva).

In Vrindavan is a Shakti Peetha where Sati’s Ringlet of hair fell. This Shakti Peetha is Known UMA Shakti Peetha. The Shakti of this peeth is UMA and Bhairav is Bhutesh according to Tantra chudaamani. It is the 51st shakti peetha wherefrom the 51st letter of Sanskrit Varnamaala “ksha” sprang up. By worshiping at this peeta all the desires of the devotees are fulfilled.

Vrindavan situated 09 kms away from Mathura the district Head quarter which is well connected by rail and Road from almost all the places in the country. Vrindavan (Mathura) is situated in the middle Delhi and Agra on the Delhi-Agra National Highway. UMA Shakti Peetha is situated at Paanipat,Durgapuram in Vrindavan.

UMA Shakti Peetha at Vrindavan is managed by a registered trust headed by Swami Ramdevanand Saraswati who is Umapeethadhishwara. The main deity of the Peetha is Bhagwati Tripursundri Devi. A very attractive ,powerful and full of divine energy Shrivigraha of devi in the Peetha is worshipped according to tradition daily by the priests. A very powerful Shriyantra is also established at the peetha.

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Timing

All Days of the week

Morning : 7 am to 11 am

Evening : 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Distance

  • From Delhi it is 160 KM away.
  • From Mumbai it is 1350 KM away.
  • From Kolkata it is 1326 KM away.
  • From Chennai it is 2030 KM away.

Location

Durgapuram, Paanighat,
Dist. Mathura, Vrindavan,
Uttar Pradesh 281121.