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Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth is situated in Tamluk, near East Medinipur district, West Bengal. Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth is located approximately 90 km from Kolkata, and the nearest railway station is Tamluk. Vibhash Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.

The temple has a long history that describes it as a holy shrine and a sacred spot for Hindus. The temple is known as Kapalini Shakti Peetha, and it is also where a goddess’s left ankle fell when Lord Vishnu divided her body into 51 pieces.

Story behind Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

The goddess of Dakshayani, Sati, Parvati, or Durga—Hinduism’s most important woman and most powerful deity—is referred to as 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 to 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. Daksha’s head was cut off by him, 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. In order to safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

Mata Sati’s “left heel” (ankle) landed at the Vibhash Shakti Peeth. Mata Sati is referred to as ‘Kapalini’ (Bhimarupa) while Lord Shiva is referred to as ‘Sharwanand.’ The temple is referred to as “Bheemakali Temple.”

History of Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

It was created by the Mayor dynasty’s Maharaja. The Hindu Kali Temple dates back 1150 years. The temple is a wonderful blend of three cultures: Hindu, Buddhism, and Oriya. In this temple, devotees celebrate festivals such as Durga Puja and Bengali New Year.

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Tamluk Area is regarded as an important Vaishnava Tirtha. Lord Krishna arrived in Tamluk to release the Divine Horse of Ashwamedha Yajna, according to Jamini and Kashidas Mahabharat. Tamluk is religious because Lord Krishna came here and blessed it with their lotus feet.

The architecture of Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

A gigantic idol of “Shiv Linga” can be found in the temple’s Sanctorum. Devotees, pilgrims, and priests worship the black stone “Shiva Linga” with a white marble border, and Yajna is done accordingly.

Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

The principal divinity revered here is Goddess Kali, the manifestation of the divine Mother Mahisasurmardini, who is said to kill demons. The Goddess has four hands, one holding a Trishul and one clutching the demon’s head after killing them.

Facts about Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

  • Vibhash Shakti Peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths
  • It is said that the left ankle 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’s Body.
  • Per sayings in the Kashidas Mahabharata and Jaimini Mahabharata, Sri Krishna Himself came to Tamluk and released the Horse for the Ashwameda Yagna.
  • This temple is part of the famous Shaktipeetha Darshan Yatra of West Bengal.
  • The temple has a wide arena forming a large courtyard. Inside the sanctum, the idol of Kali ma is consecrated beside the huge Shiva Linga made of black touchstone and is surrounded by a circular partition made of white marble.
  • The architecture of the Shaktipeeth resembles Kalinga temple tombs as well as quintessential Bangla aatchhala-styled Natmandir.
  • Barunir Mela is celebrated during Makara Sankranti in January.

Famous Festivals In Kapalini Vibash 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 Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth

Kapalini Vibash Shaktipeeth is also called Bargabhima Temple. It is a Hindu temple in Tamluk near Kolkata in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Calcutta, which facilitates national and international flights.

By Railway: Direct trains are also available from Howrah to Tamluk. Tamluk Junction railway station is located at Tamluk Station Road, Tamluk, West Bengal. You can hire public transport to the temple from the railway station.

By Roadways: Tamluk is well connected to different cities via road as it is a junction. Six bus routes originate from Tamluk from various towns.

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Address: Kapalini (Bhimarupa) Shaktipeeth Maa Bargabhima Temple, Tamluk, West Bengal, India