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The Chandranath Shaktipeeth, located on top of Chandranath Hill, is a well-known Shakti Peeth located in Sitakunda in Bangladesh. According to Hindu sacred texts, Goddess Sati’s right arm fell here. Hindus visit Chandranath Temple as a pilgrimage place. According to Google Maps, its elevation is approximately 1,020 feet (310 m) above sea level. This temple is among 51 Shaktipeeth temples.

The wood carvings on the Chandranath temple’s medieval chariot are famous. Shakti Peeth Chattal began in Chatgaon, a well-known town in Bangladesh. Chitagaon is another name for this town among the residents of this district. Sitakund was the ancient name for the Chandranath temple.

Story Behind Chandranath 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 had taken His Virabhadra Rupa out of rage. He cut off Daksha’s head, but in the end, He forgave him by bringing him back to life.

lord shiva with sati body

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. To safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

The Chandranath Temple is a Shakti Peetha, one of Shaktism’s most respected temples. The founding mythology of Shakti Peethas is the legend of Daksha yaga and Sati’s self-immolation. Sati Devi’s corpse’s right arm is thought to have fallen here. Bhavani is the name given to Shakti.

History of Chandranath Shaktipeeth

According to the Rajmala, around 800 years ago, Raja Biswambhar Sur, a descendant of the renowned Adisur of Gaur, attempted to reach Chandranath by water. The Nigamkalpataru relates to the poet Jayadev, who lived in Chandranath for a period. Chandranath had acquired various endowments by the time of Tripura’s ruler, Dhanya Manikya. Dhanya Manikya attempted but failed to remove the Shiva deity from the temple to his realm.

Chandranath Shaktipeeth

The architecture of Chandranath Shaktipeeth

There are two idols here, one of which is Devi Sati and is known as Bhavani. The other deity in this temple is Lord Shiva, also known as Chandrashekhar. This word is used to describe people who have a moon on their crowns or the top of their heads. Many locals believe that Lord Shiva promised to visit Chandrasekhar Mountain during the Kali Yuga. The temple is exquisitely designed, with marble structures and artwork.

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Facts about Chandranath Shaktipeeth

  • Chandranath Shaktipeeth located on top of the 350 metres high Chandranath Hill,
  •  The Right Arm of Sati Devi’s corpse is believed to have fallen here. The Shakti is known by the name Bhavani.
  • Chandranath Shaktipeeth is a holy place for Hindus and also a beautiful tourist spot for others.
  • Every year lakhs of people come to this temple to join Shiva Chaturdashi Puja from all over the country.
  • The temple commands a panoramic view and its surroundings are enchanting. The temple’s ancient chariot is well known for its wood carvings.
  • There are many religious places in Sitakunda and its surroundings. Among them, Chandranath Shaktipeeth, on the peak of Chandranath Hill bears the most religious testimony

Festivals In Chandranath 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 Chandranath Shaktipeeth

Chandranath Shaktipeeth is located on top of the 350 metres high Chandranth Hill, Chittagong, Sitakund, Bangladesh

By Air: The nearby Airport is Shah Amanat International Airport and It is around 54.6 Km away from Temple.

By Railway: The nearby Railway station is Sitakund Railway Station and It is around 2.4 km away from Temple.

By Roadways: The nearby Bus station is Sitakund Bus station and It is around 3.5 km away from Temple.

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