Katyayani Shakti Peeth / Uma Shakti Peeth
How To Reach:-
From East:- Lucknow-> Etawah-> Vrindavan-> Katyayani Shakti Peeth , aproxi 390km
From West:-Jaipur-> Dausa-> Mehandipur-> Virndavan-> Katyayani Shakti Peeth , aproxi 230km
From North:- Chandigarh-> Sonipat-> New Delhi-> Virndavan-> Katyayani Shakti Peeth , aproxi 430km
From South:- Nagpur-> Sagar-> Gwalior-> Virndavan-> Katyayani Shakti Peeth , aproxi 890km
According to legend, this place is believed to have been the site where Devi Sati’s hair fallen. According to other versions, Katyayani is the Yogmaya power of Vishnu, whom he ordered to be born as the daughter of Nanda and Yashoda, while he was born as Krishna to Devaki and Vasudev. Also, the Adya Shastra has established Katyayani as the deity of Vrindavan.
The architecture of the temple is very beautiful. The exterior of the temple was built using white marble and huge pillars support the temple. Pillars are made with black stone and are beautiful. Just adjacent to the steps that lead to main courtyard, two gold-coloured statues of lions are seen in standing posture. The temple has shrines for five different deities. Along with the goddess Katyayani, Lord Shiva, Lord Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh and Lord Surya are worshipped here.
Lord Vishnu, to bring back the sanctity of Shiva, cut the body of Sati into 51 pieces. And the ringlets of Sati’s hair fell here. So, this place became one of the Shakti Peeths and a shrine was built dedicated to Sati. She is also called Uma here.
Temple Timings:-7 AM – 11 AM and 5.30 PM – 8 PM
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