Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth, Jalandhar
Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth is one of the highly revered Shakti Peethas. We all knew that there are about 51 or 108 Shakti Peethas which considered as most sacred among Hindus. It is believed that Devi Sati’s Left Breast fell here. The Shakti Peeth Tripurmalini is located in Jalandhar, Punjab. The Goddess Sakti famously called by the locals as Tripuramalini. While Lord Shiva is called as Bhishan. Lakhs of devotees have been revisiting Tripurmalini Shakti Peethtemple to have a glimpse of the Goddess Tripuramalini.
The striking feature of the temple is a huge holy tank. The water in the tank is considered as sacred.
Legend Of Shakti Peeth:
According to the popular legend, Sati was one of the daughters to 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 like 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. These parts are called Sakti Peethas.
Festivals Of Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth:
Navarati festival is celebrated with great pomp here. Devotees from various parts of the world visit the temple in large numbers. Another major festival is ‘Shivaratri.’
The timings of Tripumalini Shakti Peeth are
7: 30 AM to 7: 30 PM.