Jansthan Shakti Peeth - Recognition & Temple timings

Jansthan Shakti Peeth, also known as Bhramari Shakti Peeth, is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas famous in Hindu mythology. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, Shaktipeeth came into existence wherever pieces of the body, clothes, ornaments worn of Sati fell. These Shaktipeeths have great importance in religious terms and are called the most sacred shrines. These shrines are spread all over the Indian subcontinent. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots. 'Jansthan Shakti Peeth,' one of them, is situated in the village Vani near Nasik, Maharashtra.

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About the Temple

Bhramari temple is located at a place called Panchavati, where both parts of Goddess Sati's chin fell. The Shakti here is 'Bhramari,' and Shiva is 'Vikritaksha.' 'Chibuke Bhramari Devi Vikritaksha Janasthale.' - which states here Chibuk appeared in Shakti form. This temple does not have a peak. The throne has idols of the neo-Durga, among whom is a massive idol of Bhadrakali.

Meaning of Brahmari

Brahamari derived for bees in Sanskrit: Known as the Goddess of black bees and demonstration of Maa Kalika. The "hring" sound of bees is the Goddess's seed mantra or Beejakshara mantra.

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Due to nine small hills, this place is called Nav + Shik, i.e., Nashik. Maa Durga is placed on all these nine hills of Nashik. In one of those nine places, there is a pre-traditional statue of Maa Bhadrakali. This idol is Swayambhu. The temple was built in 1790 by Sardar Ganpatrao Patwardhan Dixit on the appeal of devotees.


The Kalash was not installed on the temple due to the fear of the destruction of the Yavanas. That is why there is no peak in the temple. The beautiful idol of Maa Bhramari, made of punch metal, is about 38 centimeters (15 in) high and has a variety of armaments in its 18 arms.

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Worship and Rituals

Goddess Brahmari is adored and worshipped here as Saptashrungi because of its seven peaks around the Goddess. The custom of Abhishekam is followed here from many years in which the Goddess is given a daily bath and dressed in new clothes and precious adornments.

Triple Worship

It is noteworthy that 'Oriental Vidyapeeth' has been established from the temple itself, where the ancient Guru tradition-based Ved-Vedang is studied. Students bring 'Madhukari' from 350 houses of Brahmins located around the temple. The students also make arrangements for the Goddess's tri-pooja. Material-collection is being done for the Pujarchan, Naivedya, Devi Path, Nandadeep, in order from the house of the nearest migrant Brahmin families. The festival of Navratri is celebrated with pomp from Shukla Paksha's Pratipada to the full moon.

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Festivals, Fairs, and Religious events

Navratri and Durga puja is the holy festival which is celebrated here every year with pop and glory. Chaitra festival is also known as one of the most sacred festivals that is honored here with great devotion. Chaitra festival begins on Chaitra Shukla Prash Navami (Ram Navami) and happily ends on Chaitra Poornima.
Kumbh Mela is organized once in the twelve years here at Nashik, on the banks of river Godavari.

The mythology of Jansthan temple

According to the Sati Katha, when Maa Sati incinerated the havan herself after seeing her husband Lord Shiva being humiliated in the Yajna of Prajapati Daksha. Trikaldarshi Shiva became extremely angry and took the whole universe tour with the dead body of Mata Sati on his shoulder. Then the chin fell from the body of Bhagwati Sati at this holy place of Nashik, and Goddess Sati was established here as a superpower.

Here Bhagwati Devi is revered as Bhramari while Lord Bholenath (Bhairu) is honored as Vikritaksha.
There are statues of Navadurga here in the form of a sign of nine hills, and in the middle of them, there is a high statue of Bhramari.

How to reach 

By Air:

Ozar airport of Nashik is well connected to all the major cities in India. Public transport is available from the airport to the Bhramari temple.

By Rail:

This famous Shakti Peeth is located on the Mumbai-Delhi main rail route of Central Railway in Maharashtra, about 8 km from Nashik Road Station.

By Road:

Trimbakeshwar bus station is about 3km away from the Bhramari temple.

Best time to visit:

Well, there is no fixed time to visit Nashik; but, the best time to visit Bhramari temple in winters, i.e., from October to March. You can enjoy a pleasant environment in the town. The charming city has various outdoor activities and adorable sightseeing views.

Best places to visit around

  • Nasik Caves
  • Kalaram Temple
  • Muktidham Mandir
  • Someshwar Water Fall
  • Gangapur Dam, Nashik
  • Sundarnarayan Temple
  • Shri Someshwar Mahadev Mandir
  • Sita Gufa
  • Ramsej
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