Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Chintpurni Shakti Peeth Una Himachal Pradesh | 51 Shakti Peethas

Chintpurni shakti Peeth is one of the major and 51 Shakti peethas located in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. Here deity is called with the name Chinnamastika Devi (goddess without head). Here lord Shiva is being worshipped with the name “Rudra Mahadev”. According to ancient scripts it is believed that goddess is protected by her consort lord Shiva in all four directions. Interesting point is that all temples are almost equidistant to Chintpurni shakti Peeth. In North direction - Muchkund Mahadev, in south - Shiva Bari, in east - Kaleshwar Mahadev and west direction - Narayhana Mahadev.

Significance:

  1. According to the mythology Daksha yagna and Sati self-immolation, it is the holy place where “Sati Feet” fell down.
  2. It is believed that if you ask goddess any wish with whole hearted, goddess removes all your worldly concerns and bless with boons.
Legend:

According to Markandeya Purana goddess had a fierce battle between demons where two of her yogini emanations named Jaya and Vijaya were in a thirst of blood even after the battle finished. In order to fulfill their thirst goddess cut her head to make her emanations drink her blood.

Chintpurni shakti Peeth is flooded with devotees during the festival of navratris. Temple becomes venue for other occasions like Sawan Ashtami and suklapaksh occurring in the month of August. Devotees bring their offering like Sweets which include kheer, suji halwa, laddoo etc. as Naivedyam and flowers.

There is an image of Chintpurni Devi (pindi form) installed at the middle of the temple, devotees form a queue to have darshan and offer their prayers. Also temple is surrounded with magnificent climate and hotspots to have pictures. It is believed that the temple premises is filled with abundant cosmic energy and goddess helps in dissolving minds of yogis and provide pure divine consciousness.


Transport:

Road: Chintpurni shakti Peeth is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Jammu Kashmir. Also there are many state run buses at convenient times.
Rail: Nearest railway stations are Amb Andaura which is 19 kms. and Hoshiarpur at 42 kms.
Air: Flights run on daily basis. Nearest airport is located at Gaggal which is near Kangra.

Note: Devotees are requested to check weather based on the calendar month you are willing to visit the shrine.

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