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Shri Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth is a  Devi Temple in Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 kilometres southeast of Sylhet, Bangladesh. According to legends, Goddess Sati’s neck fell here. The Goddess is known as Mahalakshmi, while the Bhairav form is known as Sambaranand. According to Hinduism’s Puranas, Shaktipeeth was created where the mother’s neck dropped. These Shaktipeeths are extremely religiously significant. The Devipuran speaks of 51 Shaktipeeths.

Story Behind Mahalakshmi Bhairabi 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 assembled 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. To safeguard the Shakti Pitha, Lord Shiva created 51 Bhairava for each one.

It is believed that the Neck of Sati Devi has fallen in Srihatta and the Shakti here is addressed as Mahalakshmi and the Kalabhairava as Sambaranand.

History of Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

Shri Shail is a Shakti Peeth in Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 kilometres southeast of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Sati, the Hindu Goddess, had her neck broken here. The Goddess is known as Mahalakshmi, while the Bhairav form is known as Sambaranand. The aforementioned mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati’s self-immolation is the founding mythology of the Shakti Peethas.

Shri Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

 

The architecture of Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

The temple was recently constructed by the temple authority and now the temple structure looks stunning.

Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

Facts about Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

  • Shri Shail Mahalakshmi Shakthi Peethas is located at Jainpur village towards north-east 3 Km from Sylhet town, Bangladesh.
  •  The Goddess is worshipped as Mahalakshmi and the Bhairav form is Sambaranand. The aforesaid mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati’s self-immolation is the mythology of origin behind the Shakti Peethas.
  • This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother.
  • It is believed that the NECK of Sati Devi has fallen in Sri Shail and the Shakti here is addressed as Mahalakshmi and the Kalabhairava as Sambaranand.
  • Large numbers of believers come to worship the goddess and take a holy bath in the rivers to get relieved of all their wrongdoings and misdeeds.
  •  Navaratri is celebrated with full energy, faith, dedication and devotion.
  • Another festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm is the ‘Shivaratri’.

Festivals In Mahalakshmi Bhairabi 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 Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth

Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth is one of the Shakti Peeths, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km south-east of Sylhet town, Bangladesh.

By Air: The nearest airport to the Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Shaktipeeth is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

By Railway: Jhalakati railway station is the nearest railway station to the temple.

By Roadways:  Jaunpur is the nearest bus station, you can take a taxi to reach this temple.

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Address: Sri Sri Mahalaxmi Bhairab Griba Shakti Peeth, Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Tuesday 5 AM - 8 PM
Saturday 5 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 5 AM - 8 PM
Monday 5 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday 5 AM - 8 PM
Thursday 5 AM - 8 PM
Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
Address: Sri Sri Mahalaxmi Bhairab Griba Shakti Peeth, Sylhet, Bangladesh