Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth- Sati Worshipped Here As Viswamatuka

September 9, 2022 by admin0
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Location

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth Shaktipeeth is 70 km from the west direction of the district headquarters at a distance of 10 km west of Rajahmundry. It was established at a place called Kubbur.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth or Sarvashail is the famous Shakti Peeth where the left cheek of our Sati fell and the idols worshiped at this religious place are Visveshwari (Conscious) or Rakini or Vishwamutuka (Mother of the whole world) and Lord Shiva as Vatsnab or Dandapani (staff bearer). This Shakti Peeth is located in the Kotilingeshwar Temple on the banks of the Godavari River near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, India. Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth also known as Sarvashail.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth

The architecture of Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth

Godavarithir or Sarvashail Shakti Peeth is an ancient temple. The architecture of the temple is magnificent. The temple gopuram is huge in height, that looks stunning. The gopuram has many sculptures of gods and goddesses. Godavari river is a holy river. Bathing in the Godavari River is said to wash away the sins of devotees. Godavari River (1465 km) is the second longest river after the Ganga River.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth History

According to a mythological legend, this an ancient shrine known as Ma Visveshwari Godavaritir Shakti Peeth where Sati’s body’s “left cheek” fell.

The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi “Viswamatuka or Viveshi” (Divine Mother of the Universe) and Lord Shiva “Dandapani or Vatsnab” (Possessor of Shakti), worshiped here.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth

A few years ago, Mata Godavari Shaktipeeth merged with the holy Salila of West Godavari. It is at this place that Gautam Mahamuni, who after doing penance for twelve years in Tretayuga, went to the lap of Mother Godavari. Earlier this place was the Dandaka Aranya Forest. In this forest, Shri Ram Ji came with Mata Sita and Shri Sheshavatar Lakshman Ji. On the banks of the mighty Godavari River is the temple of Sundareswara Swamy and Bala Tirupati Sundars. This temple is about 150 years old. Next to Tirupati are the Sainath and Sri Radhakrishna temples. There are many trees on the banks of the river Godavari. Tourists come to this place from far and wide and make their life blessed by bathing in the Godavari, visiting temples, and offering prayers.

There are beautiful ghats on the banks of Godavari. Big fairs  held at these ghats. After crossing the Godavari near this Godavari station, the Vamgand of Sati had fallen at the place of Kubbur. It is a Shaktipeeth whose importance  spread far and wide in the whole of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining regions.

There is a legend about Gautama Muni who lived with his wife Ahalya on the Brahmagiri hills at Tryambakeshwar. Gautama Muni once tried to chase a cow that had eaten his rice storage in his granary. While chasing the cow with Durba grass, the cow died. He meditates on Lord Shiva to get rid of the sin of cow slaughter. (The act of killing a cow). He requested Lord Shiva to bring the Ganga to purify his monk. Lord Shiva, pleased with Gautama’s worship, appeared as Tryambaka and brought the river Ganga to Tryambakeshwar. This river also known as Gautami because it brought by Gautama. The name Godavari derived from the fact that Gautama Sini descended this river to escape the “cow slaughter” sins.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth

Famous figures in Hindu culture Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Baladev also bathed in the Godavari River. There is no exact information about who built this temple and when. But it is also said in Puranas and Vedas that our Sati grew a beard. So, to give importance to this place and to pray to our sati, this Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth temple built.

 

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth Temple Festivals

Navratri, which falls twice a year- one in the month of March or April and the other in the month of September or October depending on the Hindu calendar, is the main festival here. Once every twelve years, the Pushkaram Fair is held on the banks of the Godavari River. Millions of people across the country take a dip in the river to wash away their sins. The whole atmosphere of the temple during this festival is mesmerizing to watch and people from all over the country come here to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Navratri is celebrated with full energy, faith, dedication, and devotion. ‘Shivaratri’ is a festival celebrated here with great enthusiasm.

The area of ​​the temple is one acre. This place is 6th among the 51 Shaktipeeths mentioned in Tantra Chudamani. Every year 13-16 lakh devotees perform Darshan Puja.

Large fairs are organized during Navratri and Shivratri.

Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth Temple Timings:

Open at 6 am

Close at 7 pm.

How to reach Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth Temple

It is 38 km from Rajamahendri railway station. is far. Bus and taxi facilities are easily available. Hotel facilities are also there.

There is a sufficient mode of transport towards Godavari Tir temple. Although road transport is common, the nearest railway stations are also at a short distance, but people come to the railway station and from there they board local buses towards the temple. Rajahmundry railway station is one of the largest railway stations in Andhra Pradesh. . Airport services are available in major cities adjacent to this temple. Rajahmundry Airport is 18 km from the city near Madhurpadi.

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