Sugandha Shaktipeeth in Bangladesh on the banks of the Sugandha River. The temple of Ugratara Devi called Sugandha Shaktipeeth on the banks of river Sugandha at a distance of about 21 km from Barisal. From a place called Khulna, one goes to Barisal by steamer, and from there reached by road to Shikarpur village.
According to the Puranas, where the body parts or ornaments of Goddess Sati fell, her Shaktipeeths formed. These Shaktipeeths called holy pilgrimages, which are spread throughout the Indian subcontinent. The “nasika” (nose) of Sati had fallen at this place. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots. The goddess here is ‘Sunanda’ and Shiva is ‘Tryambak’.
Sugandha Shaktipeeth in Bangladesh is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. According to the ancient legend, King Daksha, the father-in-law of Lord Shiva, organized a yagna, in which he did not send an invitation to Lord Shiva and Mother Sati because King Daksha did not consider Lord Shiva as his equal.
Mother Sati did not like this thing right. She went to attend the Yagya without being called. Lord Shiva was insulted at the place of Yagya, which Mother Sati could not bear, and jumped into the Havan Kund there.
When Lord Shiva came to know about this, he reached there and took out the body of Mother Sati from the havankund and started doing tandav, due to which there was upheaval in the whole universe. To save the entire universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Mother Sati into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra, the parts where they fell became Shakti Peeths.
Actually, this Shakti Peeth located in a town called Shikarpur. So, it is located in a remote area, but the connectivity to this place is fine. One of the best things about the location of this temple is the presence of the Sunanda River near it.
And the presence of this river affects the overall appearance of this temple. The fall of the shadow of the temple over the river water, when the sun rises from the horizon, is an impeccable experience for the visitors. Here the idol of Mother Sati worshiped as ‘Sunanda’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Trambak’. Sugandha Shakti Peeth in Bangladesh.