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Brief History Of This Temple

Ma Sati’s left arm is said to have fallen in Ketugram when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on the burnt corpse to save the world from Lord Shiva’s deadly dance of destruction. ‘Bahu’ in Sanskrit incidentally means ‘arm’. ‘Bahula’, on the other hand, means lavish and refers to the prosperity that this goddess brings. The goddess Bahula is worshipped along with the Bhairav Bhiruk and both are said to be manifestations of Mahadev and Mata Adi Shakti. ‘Bhiruk’ means one who has attained the highest levels of meditation or ‘sarvasiddhayak’.

It is said that this Shakti Peetha is one from where devotees have never left empty-handed. She is said to grant the wishes of all those who approach her with genuine longing in their hearts. Instances of miracles are rampant here. Bahula Devi is seen accompanied by her sons Karthikey and Ganesha. Karthik is the god of fertility and war whereas Ganesh is the one who brings a note of auspicious elements into the world.

Temple Legend

Temple Legend

Legents related to This Temple

Ma Sati’s left arm is said to have fallen in Ketugram when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on the burnt corpse to save the world from Lord Shiva’s deadly dance of destruction. ‘Bahu’ in Sanskrit incidentally means ‘arm’. ‘Bahula’, on the other hand, means lavish and refers to the prosperity that this goddess brings. The goddess Bahula is worshipped along with the Bhairav Bhiruk and both are said to be manifestations of Mahadev and Mata Adi Shakti. ‘Bhiruk’ means one who has attained the highest levels of meditation or ‘sarvasiddhayak’. It is said that this Shakti Peetha is one from where devotees have never left empty-handed.

She is said to grant the wishes of all those who approach her with genuine longing in their hearts. Instances of miracles are rampant here. Bahula Devi is seen accompanied by her sons Karthikey and Ganesha. Karthik is the god of fertility and war whereas Ganesh is the one who brings a note of auspicious elements into the world.

Sculpture

Sculpture

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The Bahula Temple is an ancient temple which boasts of wonderful architecture. The temple has a large courtyard right in the front of the garbhagriha and the flooring has been done in red stone. The temple has a serene environment that will immediately calm your senses. God can truly be attained in that environment when you hear the chiming of temple bells and the chanting of mantras fusing together with your faith.

Temple Events

Temple Events

Events related to this Temple

The most important festivals observed in this Shakti Peetha are Durga Puja (around October), Kali Puja (in Ashwin), Navratri and Mahashivratri. Two fairs called the Navratri fair (in Chaitra) and the Shivratri fair are also celebrated amidst great pomp and splendour. Devotees fast on Shivratri and make an offering of fruits, milk and Bilwa leaves to Lord Shiva.

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Bahula Shakti Peeth West Bengal

This temple belonging to the faith, Hinduism is in Paschim Bardhaman
Temple Timings

Temple Timings

Timings Of this Temple

The temple timings are from 6am to 10pm.

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Extra Information

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Every morning at this shakti peetha begins with devotees offering fruits and sweets to the goddess and the temple priests performing an arati. There is another round of prayers in the evening, followed by a Sandhya Bhog and lighting of the lamps.

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