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Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth is located near the Bhuteshwar Temple Crossroad, about 3 kilometres from Mathura’s train station. The shaktipeeth is inside the campus of Bhuteshwar Temple. This holy and divine temple honours Lord Shiva in the form of Shiva Lingam and is known as Bhuteshwar since the deity here is said to protect the Brajwasis from demons. In Mathura, Bhuteshwar Mahadev is also known as the Protector Lord of Mathura. Mathura’s oldest temple is Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple.

Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also a Shaktipeeth where Mata Sati’s ringlet of hair fell when she performed Sati. This temple is among 51 Shaktipeeth Temples.

The story behind Katyayani Uma 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 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. 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.

In the Bhooteswar Temple in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh lays this Shakti Peeth. The goddess Sati’s ringlets of hair are said to have fallen here. The goddess is worshipped as Devi Uma.

History about Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth

Mathura residents think that Bhuteshwar Mahadev guards the city against evil. According to popular belief, the hallowed temple of Bhuteshwar protects the town and its inhabitants from evil spirits, hence the name Bhuteshwar.

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According to legend, Mathura was founded when Shatrughan defeated the demon, Madhu. After the demon’s death, Sri Ram’s younger brother, Shatrughan, built Mathura. The Bhuteshwar Temple in Mathura has been present for thousands of years and adds a lovely character to the cityscape.

The architecture of Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth

The sanctuary of the temple covers 100 square metres. The Patal Devi Cave, worshipped by King Kansa, is housed in the Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, one of Mathura’s oldest temples. Bhuteshwar Mahadev is the name of Lord Shiva’s reigning deity.

Katyayani / Uma Shaktipeeth

One notable feature is a conduit that connects the outside of the grilled side gate to the interior, allowing devotees to offer ‘abhisheka’ or first prayers to the Shivling. Aside from the big Linga, there are numerous smaller ones on the left side of the main entrance where worshippers can present ‘abhisheka’ and flowers without the assistance of a priest. Among the innumerable Shiva temples in our country, this one stands out.

Facts about Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth

  • According to the beliefs of people in MathuraBhuteshwar Mahadev shields the city from evil.
  • It’s believed that at this place of Katyayani Mandir, the hairs of Goddess Shakti fell so it is considered as Shakti Peetha.
  • Bhuteshwar Mahadev is one of many names of Lord Shiv. Bhuteshwar Mahadev which literally means The Lord of Ghosts!
  • It is believed that worshipping at this temple can help devotees attain peace, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment.
  • Pilgrims from across the world flock to the divine temple to have a glimpse of Lord Shiva as Shiva Lingam.
  • Bhuteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Mathura being the protector of the city is the most visited during the Shravan Maas, a Hindu month falling in July-August.
  • As per legends Lord Krishna and Gopis prayed to SHIVA when he took the form of a gopi to participate in Maharasa of Sri Krishna.
  • Every year during the Nine-day Navratra festival, the temple is flooded with pilgrims from different parts performing offerings to the Goddess Katyayani.

Famous Festivals In Katyayani Uma 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 Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth

Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth temple is located at the Bhuteshwar Temple which is about 3 km from the railway station of Mathura.

By Air: The nearest international airport is in Delhi. It is 147 kilometres away from Mathura.

By Railway:  The Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth is around 3 kilometres from the Mathura Junction.

By Roadways: The Nearest bus stop to Katyayani Uma Shaktipeeth is the Mathura Bus Stop in Shanti Nagar. It is around 1.5 kilometres away.

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Address: Shri Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Mathura, Bhuteswar, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India