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Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth is one of the most well-known Hindu temples located near Triveni Sangam in Gujarat’s Prabhas area and is referenced in the Puranas. This Shaktipeeth is currently located behind the Shri Ram Temple of Somnath Trust, near Harihar Forest. It is the place where Sati’s Udara (Stomach) fell.

Devi Sati is revered as Maa Chandrabhaga (the moon goddess) and Lord Shiva as Vakratunda (one with a curled body) in this temple. The Prabhas Shakti Peeth is also known as Chandrabhaga Devi Shakti Peeth since Devi Sati is worshipped as Maa Chandrabhaga.

Story Behind Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

The goddess of Dakshayani, Sati, Parvati, or Durga—Hinduism’s most important woman and most powerful deity—is called Shakti. Durga Devi, Mahakali, and Gowri are the three main manifestations of Shakti, the power goddess. She is Adi Shakti’s avatar.

Sati was the Prajapati Daksha’s daughter, and she married Lord Shiva despite Her father’s wishes. Prajapati Daksha once put together a massive yagya, but he didn’t call his daughter and son-in-law. Sati was very saddened by Her father’s actions. When she got there, her father ignored the Sati and insulted her. She could not bear the insult of his husband (Lord Shiva) and She jumped into the fire of Yagya and committed suicide. She passed away, but her body didn’t burn.

lord shiva with sati body

Lord Shiva had taken His Virabhadra Rupa out of rage. Daksha’s head was cut off by him, but in the end, He forgave him by bringing him back to life. Lord Shiva, devastated, had taken Sati’s body and wandered the universe. Finally, Lord Vishnu used His Chakra to break Sati’s body into pieces. Each body part transformed into Shakti Pitha. The temple had emerged where the body part had fallen to the ground. In order to safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

The abdomen or stomach body part of Maa Sati is known as Goddess Chandrabhaga and is located in the Triveni confluence of the Kapila, Hirana, and Saraswati rivers, near Somnath Jyotirlinga near the Shamshana region. Vakrutund Bhairav is tasked to protect this form of the goddess.

History of Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

This Shaktipeeth, established in the location of Goddess Sati’s fallen limb, is worshipped in the name of Devi Chandrabhaga, the presiding deity, as Lord Shiva or Bhairava Lord Vakratund, seated with Goddess Sati. This temple is located near the world-famous temple of Somnath, which is devoted to Lord Shiva and where some specialists recognise the acknowledgement of Prabhas Shaktipeeth or Devi Chandrabhaga.

Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

The architecture of Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

There is no exact information available about the construction or establishment of this temple. It is a very ancient temple and the whole construction of this temple is done with the help of stones. All around the walls sculptures dedicated to gods are engraved on the stones.

Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

This temple, erected in four steps of sandalwood wood and stone by Lord Shiva’s Bhimdev, is a marvel of ancient art and culture in and of itself. This holy spot of Prabhas Patan (Somnath) is said to be located at the confluence of the mythological rivers Saraswati, Hiranya, and Kapila, where Lord Shiva’s magnificent Shivalinga in the shape of Kalabhairava is ensconced. It is also known as Lord Somnath’s dwelling (Som or Chandra’s Nath or Lord ie Lord Shiva) since it is said that Chandra Dev worshipped Lord Shiva by erecting a Shivling on this holy area. The holy enthusiasm of believers can be seen at this world-famous shrine.

Facts about Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

  • The Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth is located in the Veraval district of Junagadh Gujarat.
  • It is the place where Sati’s Udara (Stomach) fell. Here the idol of Devi Sati is worshipped as Maa Chandrabhaga (the moon goddess) and Lord Shiva as Vakratunda (one with curved body).
  • The present structure is like a stage, it’s like the remaining of a sub-shrine that is destructed on the top. But during the reconstruction of Somnath Jyotirlinga, the trustees forgot or didn’t take care to rebuild the Devi shrine. They left it as it is.
  • It is believed that once you visit this temple, married life leads to a very happy life.
  • One of the oldest temples in the state of Gujarat, this famous Hindu temple is believed to have been built before the 12th century.

Festivals In Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

  • Durga Puja. (Winter) – Devotees celebrate Navaratri at this temple in the month of Ashwin (Sep-Oct).
  • Navaratri. (Summer) – They celebrate other Navaratri in the fortnight of the Chaitra (March-April). Every nine days they worship Navadurga (nine Durgas).
  • Diwali – Diwali is one of the most admired and auspicious festivals in the town.
  • Mahashivratri– A grand fair is organized at the temple during the occasion of Maha Shivratri.

How to Reach Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth

Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth is located near Veraval of Junagarh district, Gujarat.

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Kesod Airport.

By Railway: The Nearest Railway station is Veraval station.

By Roadways: The Chandrabhaga Prabhas Shaktipeeth is situated near Ahmedabad which is well connected to the major cities across the country.  There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Chandrabhaga Devi Temple Prabhas Shakti Pith Veraval.

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Address: Shree Chandrabhaga Shaktipeeth, Prabhas Shaktipeeth, behind Ram Mandir, Prabhas Patan, Gujarat, India
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Address: Shree Chandrabhaga Shaktipeeth, Prabhas Shaktipeeth, behind Ram Mandir, Prabhas Patan, Gujarat, India