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Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth is situated on the banks of the Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Kumari’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhairav’. It is locally known as Anandamayee Sakthipeeth.

As indicated by the Hindu legends, Ratnavali Shaktpeeth is among the 52 Shakti Peeth of Mama Sati. Dakshina skandha, or the Goddess’s right shoulder, is said to have fallen here when Lord Vishnu used his “Sudarshan Chakra” to pierce the Goddess’ body in order to console Lord Shiva after he had lost his wife Sati. This temple was then built at the spot where Right Shoulder fell.

Story Behind Ratnavali Anandamayee 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. 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.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple, Shakti is worshipped as ‘Kumari’ and Lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘ Bhairav ‘. According to legends Goddess Sati’s ‘right shoulder’ fell at this place.

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It is believed that there is still disagreement regarding Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth’s precise location; more specifically, the location is unknown. It is thought to be in the Indian state of Chennai, according to the Bengal Registration Council.

Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth

In the Hooghly district of the Indian state of West Bengal, there is a temple known as Ratnavali Shakti Peeth that can be found on the banks of Khanakul-Krishnanagar Ratnakar Nati. In India, this famous temple is thought to be the spot where the mother’s right shoulder fell.

The architecture of Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth

Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth is famous for sanctifying the right shoulder of the goddess Sati. The idols of divinities are situated in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple

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Facts about Anandamayee Shaktipeeth

  • Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. It is believed that there is still a difference between the fixed place of Ratnavali Shaktipeeth i.e. the right place is unknown.
  • An awe-inspiring power of the Universe – “Ratnavali shakti peetha” is one of the historic places in India, where the divine power is worshipped as a Devi Shakti -“Kumari” by Hindu devotees and daily offered with sweets, fruits and anna-bhog.
  • West Bengal is considerably famous for its cultural variations and enriched culture. It is home to 14 Shakti Peethas, where each Shakti peeth has its own importance and legend.
  •  In Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth temple, Shakti is worshipped as ‘Kumari,’ and Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhairava.’
  • Mahashivratri is celebrated here with huge devotion and dedication.

Festivals In Ratnavali Anandamayee 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 Ratnavali Anandamayee Shaktipeeth

Locally known as Anandamayee Temple, Ratnavali, on the banks of Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

By Air: Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport at a distance of nearly 77.8 kilometres from Ratnavali Shakti Peeth.

By Railway:  Howrah Railway Station at a distance of nearly 73.6 kilometres from Ratnavali Shakti Peeth.

Nearest Bus Station/Cabs: Roadways are the most common way to reach the temple as it is connected to all major cities of the nation. There are many public and private vehicles available to reach Ratnavali Shakti Pith Temple in West Bengal.

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