Sankata Devi Temple

The holy land of Varanasi Kashi is famous for its powerful temples.

Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is called the city of salvation for a reason.

The city is home to many Siddhapeethas, which are religious sites where devotees can rid themselves of their sorrows.

It is believed that Lord Shiva himself frees devotees from the cycle of birth by giving them the Taran Mantra at Manikarnika Ghat, which is the cremation ground in Kashi.

A little distance away from this ghat, there is the temple of Maa Sankata.

It is believed that visiting this temple can help rid one of their troubles in life.

One such powerful temple is the temple of Sankata Devi which is a short distance from Mandikarnika.

This temple is dedicated to Sankata Devi i.e. the goddess who removes troubles.

It is believed that this is the only temple of Sankata Devi, and any wish made is fulfilled by offering chunri and coconut on Friday.

Architecture Of Sankata Devi Temple

At the end of the 18th century, the King of Baroda built Sankat Ghat, at the same time the temple of Sankata Devi was also built, later this ghat was made permanent by the widowed wife of a Pandit.

The architecture of this temple is different from other temples.

There is a huge gate to enter the temple and as soon as you enter the gate, there is a big courtyard, in the middle of the courtyard there is a big Peepal tree around which there is a platform and the courtyard.

 verandah around it in which havan and recitation take place.

There is a big hall inside the courtyard in which there is a huge statue of Sankata Devi.

Address Of Sankata Devi Temple

Sankata Mandir, CK 21/20, Shitala Gali, Gavasitola, Govindpura, Uttar Pradesh, 221001.

Timing Of Sankata Devi 

The temple of Sankata Devi is open from 4:30 am to 1 pm, and then from 3 am to 12 midnight.

The time of Maa Aarti is 6:30 in the morning and 10 in the night.

History Of Sankata Devi  

There is a belief that Mother Sati committed self-immolation.

Lord Shiva started feeling distressed, and then Lord Shiva worshiped Sankata Mata, after which the distress ended.

And Mata Sankata was pleased and brought Shivji’s wife back to life and Shivji regained the company of Mata Parvati.

According to another belief, when the Pandavas came to Kashi, the five Pandavas installed the idol of Mata Sankata Devi on one leg.

Standing and doing penance without taking water or food, Mother Sankata appeared and asked the Pandavas to ask for a boon and blessed them to get Lakshmi and wealth and to get rid of their troubles.

After this, the Pandavas defeated the Korvas in the Mahabharata war.

A temple of Sankata Devi was built here

Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is called the city of salvation for a reason.

The city is home to many Siddhapeethas, which are religious sites where devotees can rid themselves of their sorrows.

It is believed that Lord Shiva himself frees devotees from the cycle of birth by giving them the Taran Mantra at Manikarnika Ghat, which is the cremation ground in Kashi.

A little distance away from this ghat, there is the temple of Maa Sankata.

It is believed that visiting this temple can help rid one of their troubles in life.

Siddhapeeth is a temple of Maa Sankata, on the banks of the Ganga Ghat.

The temple’s story is as amazing as the supernatural idol of Mother Goddess here.

According to religious belief, when Mother Sati committed self-immolation, Lord Shiva became extremely distraught.

Lord Shiva himself had worshipped Mother Sankata, and after that, his anxiety ended, and he received the support of Mother Parvati.

 

When the Pandavas were exiled, they came to Anand Van, which was also known as Kashi earlier.

The Pandavas installed the grand statue of Mother Sankata and stood on one leg without taking food and water.

After worshipping Mother Sankata, she appeared and blessed them by saying that serving Mother Cow would grant them Lakshmi and wealth.

All the troubles of Pandavas would go away.

After this, Pandavas defeated Kauravas in the war of Mahabharata.

After visiting the temple, devotees do not forget to take blessings from Mother Cow.

Maa Sankata, said that any devotee who worships Maa Sankta with a true heart in this Siddhapeeth, all their troubles go away.

Mother Sankata becomes happy with the offerings of coconut and chunri

Prasad of coconut and chunari is offered to Mother Sankata, which makes the mother happy.

The taste of coconut offered here is also very different.

 

Mother removes the troubles not only of the devotees but also of the gods

There is so much energy in the temple of Maa Sankata that it removes the troubles of the devotees along with the gods.

hence the mother who is the form of Parvati is Maa Sankata.

Devotees come from far and wide to have darshan here on Friday and the troubles in life go away.

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