Shrinkhala Devi Shakti Peeth Temple In West Bengal | Top & Famous 18 Shakti Peethas | Shakti Peeth In Kolkata
Pradyumne Shrinkhala Devi temple is one of the highly revered 18 Shakti Peethas. The famous Shakti Peeth is located at Pandua in Hugli district of West Bengal. Currently, there is no temple in that place. However one could find a minar in place of the temple. According to the famous folklores, Sati Devi’s stomach part fallen here. While another legend stated that either eye or breast fell here.
The word Shrinkhala possesses two meanings. One is a binding thread means Goddess is bound only to her consort Lord Shiva. While the other is a cloth which is used by postnatal women(The Mother Of a New Born Baby) in order to tie their abdomen tightly. In this form, she will see the entire universe as her child.
Some section of the people believed that Shrinkhala Shakti Peeth present at Ganga Sagar, in Adinath kshetra. While others believed that Srunkhala Mata is present near Shringeri of Karnataka, brought by Rishyashringa Maharshi, on the order of Goddess. On the other hand, Some people consider that the temple is in Chotilla, Gujarat. Ultimately, the majority of people trusted that Shrinkhala Shakti Peeth is located in Hugli district of West Bengal.
Fascinating Legend Of Shakti Peeth
According to the popular legend, Sati was one of the daughters of Daksha, the son of Lord Brahma. When she grew up, Sati wanted to marry Shiva. However, her father Daksha possesses hatred towards Lord Shiva and was not happy with the Sati’s decision. So he tried a lot to stop their marriage. Despite his efforts, Sati married Lord Shiva. The marriage enhanced the Daksha’s hatred towards Lord Shiva.
Daksha, the father of Sati intend to perform a yagna. To take part in this yagna he called all the devotees except Lord Shiva. After hearing about this Yagna, Sati expressed her wish to Lord Shiva to attend the yagna. Initially, Lord Shiva tried to convince her and not let her attend the yagna. However, her strong intention can’t stop herself from going.
There, she witnesses all the deities except his husband. She realized that his father intentionally humiliated Lord Shiva. She demanded that her companion should be acknowledged as others. When that did not happen Sati’s wrath immolated herself in a fire. After knowing about the death of Sati, Lord Shiva rush to the Yagna’s place and cut off Daksha’s head. Moreover, he commenced the dance of destruction by carrying the mortal remains of Goddess Sati. All deities urged Vishnu to stop this destruction. So Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshana Chakra, which cut the Sati’s dead body into several parts. These parts fell in various parts of the earth. The places where Goddess Sati body parts fell are called Sakti Peethas. Tata Tarani Shakti Peeth is one of the 18 famous Shakti Peethas.
The Consort Of Lord Krishna Rukhmini As Shrinkhala Mata
Lord Krishna and his consort Rukhmini went to Dwaraka after their marriage. Then Durvasa Maharshi tested their Dharma. As per the Dharma, Durvasa Maharshi tied both of them to a cart and ordered them to pull it. After some while Rukhmini got thirsty. Seeing that, Krishna offered water to Rukhmini. Knowing about this act, anguished Durvasa Maharshi ordered both of them to live separately for 12 years.
Rukmini Mata obeyed the order and lived in the outskirts of Dwaraka for 12 years without entering into Dwaraka. After that period, Pradyumna born to Rukmini Mata. But a demon conspired and stole the newborn baby Pradyumna from Rukmini Mata. In that time Rukmini Mata is also in the form of a postnatal woman. In this way, Rukmini Mata life resembles Shrinkhala Mata.