One of the 51 Shaktipeeths, Jayanti Shaktipeeth is on the Khasi Mountain of Kala Jor in Bhorbhog village of Jaintia pargana. Some scholars believe that Jayanti Shaktipeeth is in Meghalaya. There are three main hills named Gari Khasi Jaintia in Meghalaya. Jayanti Shakti Peeth established on this hill.
Jayanti Shaktipeeth is 50 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, a temple of Jayanti Devi in Baur Bhag village on the distant Jaintia hill. It also known as Durga Mandir. Here Sati’s left thigh had fallen. Here Goddess called ‘Jayanti’ and Shiva called ‘Kramdishwar’.
There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth of Mother. Some scholars believe that this Shaktipeeth of Mata is in the Khasi Mountain area of Bhorbhog village in Jayantiya pargana of Sylhet district of Bangladesh. At the same time, some articles, mention this Shaktipeeth found in the northeastern state of India, Meghalaya.
Meghalaya where the main hills named Garo, Khasi, and Jayantiya are there. Evidence of the existence of ‘Jayanti Shaktipeeth’ given here on the Jayantiya hill itself. According to the facts which we have also got, the possibility of this Shaktipeeth of Mother being located in Meghalaya is high.
Since, Devi’s left thigh believed to have fallen at Nartiang in the Jaintia Hills, hence the Goddess here known as Jainteshwari. The Jaintia king Jaso Manik (1606–1641) married Hindu Koch king Nara Narayana’s daughter Lakshmi Narayana. It is said that it was Lakshmi Narayana who had influenced the Jaintia Royalty to embrace Hinduism.
Nartiang was the summer capital of King Dhan Manik of the Jaintia Kingdom about 600 years ago. He received instruction in a dream from the goddess who informed him of the significance of the place and asked him to build a temple in Her honor. After this, the Jainteshwari temple in Nartiang established. Considering the Military importance of the place and the presence of a cannon indicates the position of the temple in a fort of the Jaintia Kings.
By visiting this Shaktipeeth, the devotee becomes broad and pure in character. This temple has been built by many kings in their respective times. The present temple rebuilt by Raja Jaintia in the 16th century. The power here ‘Jayanti’ and Bhairav ’Kramdishwar’.
The accomplishment of Dhanurveda definitely done at this place. The position of this Shaktipeeth 34th among the 51 Shaktipeeths mentioned in the Devi Purana.
When Shri Vishnu dissected the body of Mata Sati, the mother’s left thigh fallen in the Jayanti Mountain region. Later this area came to be known as Shaktipeeth. The Shakti of this Peeth worshiped as ‘Jayanti’ and Bhairav is known as ‘Kramdishwar’.
On the occasion of Navratri and other special Sanatani festivals, the number of devotees visiting the Jayanti Shaktipeeth increases. On these occasions, the temple is decorated with flowers and lights. Mother’s devotees believe that whoever comes into the shelter of the mother with a sincere heart, the mother fulfills his wishes.
Every year 3-4 lakh devotees make their life successful by worshiping the mother.
Some Important Information:
- Meghalaya is a mountainous state located in the eastern part of India and Gari, Khasi, Jaintia is the main hills here.
- The whole of Meghalaya is a mountainous province.
- Here is the ‘Jayanti Shaktipeeth’ on the Jaintia hill, where the “left thigh” of Sati had fallen.
- This Shaktipeeth is 53 km from Shillong. The Baur part of the distant Jaintia mountain is located in the village.
- Here Sati is ‘Jayanti’ and Shiva is ‘Kramdishwar’.
- Shillong not connected by rail, so the nearest railway station is Goalpara Town or Lumding, from where travel can be done by road.
How to reach Jayanti Shaktipeeth:
This Shaktipeeth has located 53 km from Shillong in Baur Bhag village of Jayantiya mountain. Shillong not connected by rail, so the nearest railway station is Goalpara Town or Lumding, from where the onward journey completed by road.
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