Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth - Recognition, History & Temple Timing
Location: Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
Festivals: Navratri, Shivratri
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Kal Madhav Temple is between October to March. Major festivals of the temple celebrated are during this time. Also, the weather remains cool and pleasant.
About the Temple
Kal Madhav Shakti Peeth is listed among the ancient temples of India, which was established around 6000 years ago. There are 51 Shakti Peeth of Goddess Sati, which are located in the Indian subcontinent. Kal Madhav shakti peeth is one of them, which is located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. In the temple, Goddess Sati is situated in the form of ‘Kali,’ and Lord Shiva is placed as ‘Asitang.’ It is also believed that the goddess fulfills all the desires of her devotees. There is no exact information about the location of the temple but is considered in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.
History of the temple
Kal Madhav Temple is one of the shakti peethas of Goddess Sati and considered a holy shrine. Once, King Daksha Prajapati performs a yagna, where all the Saints and deities are invited except Lord Shiva (Son-in-law of King Daksha) and Mother Sati (Daughter of King Daksha and wife of Lord Shiva). When Sati came to know about yagna, she went there and asked her father about the reason behind this. Then King Daksha humiliated her husband. After seeing all this, Goddess Sati immolated herself in the sacrificial fire as she can’t bear the insult of her husband. When Shiva got to know about the incident, he immediately went there in the yagna and gently held the body of Goddess Sati. Shiva starts roaming the whole universe and performed Tandava (the dance of destruction). To save the universe from the anger of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu cut the corpse of Goddess Sati into 51 pieces from his Sudarshan Chakra and spread it throughout the universe. Today, these sacred places are considered as 51 Shakti Peethas, scattered all around the Indian Subcontinent. The left buttock of the Goddess Sati fell here.
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Best time to visit around
Amarkantak is a famous pilgrimage and picturesque tourist destination in India. Situated at an altitude of 1065 meters between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges, it is a lush green place as well as quite attractive.
Amarkantak, the origin of Anupam Narmada, is one of the seven major rivers of India, and it is counted among the Amarkantak holy sites located in the southeastern part of Pushprajgarh tehsil of Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.
This origin of the Narmada and Sone rivers has been the abode of Sage and Saints since time immemorial. The climate here is so pictorial and charming that not only the pilgrims but also the nature lovers also keep an influx. Let’s have a look at the best places to visit in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh.
Temples to see around
- Shri Yantra Mandir
- Maa Narmada Temple / Shona Shaktipeeth
- Gayatri Shakti peeth, Amarkantak
- Shri Amareshwar Mahadev mandir
- Gita Swadhya Mandir
- Mai Ki Bagiya
- Jain Mandir Amarkantak
- Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple
- Narmada Udgam Sthal
Others places to see around
- Kapildhara Waterfall
- Ancient Temples of Kalachuri Period
- Doodh Dhara Waterfall
- Kabir Chabutara
- Gayatri Sarovar