Katyayani Temple - What is the belief here & Temple timings

Katyayani Peeth Vrindavan is one among 51 Shakti Peetha popularly known as Uma Shakti Peetha. It is located in the city of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Goddess Sati is worshipped here as ‘Maa Katyayani/Uma’, and Lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhotesh’.

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The most impressive thing is the Five separate deities groups, or sampradayas, are worshipped here in this temple. Each icon is adored and admired by their worship mythology.

Goddess Katyayani was situated hereafter the act of Sanatan Dharam rituals by Maha Pandits from Varanasi. Lord Shiva, Lord Laxmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh, Lord Surya are also kept here with Goddess Katyayani.

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Yogiraj Swami Keshvanand Brahmachari constructed Katyayani temple in 1923. He has consumed almost 40 years crossing the snow peaks and slopes of the Himalayas along with his Guru Sri Lahiri Mahasaya.
The mission of his life was positioned in the Peethasthan, introduced in Puranas. When God Vishnu is trying to console God Shiva from the mourning of losing his Wife Sati, God Vishnu uses his Sudarshan Chakra to incise Goddess Sati’s body parts, So her ringlets of hair fell here.

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Nature of Worship

Katyayani Peeth Temple allows their worshippers and followers to come and worship every day throughout the year. Timings of the Great Temple are from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The followers assemble at the temple and sing religious songs or hymns after the “Aarti” in the evening. Bhog Aarti and other rituals take place every day throughout the year. “Durga Saptashati” and “Chandi Path” are also carried out every day.

Festivals and religious events

Navratri and Durga Utsav are the most significant occasions of this temple. Durga Puja is celebrated in the Hindu month Ashwin (October), and Navaratri is also celebrated here with great devotion.
Holi is celebrated here every year with great pomp and glory from the era of Lord Krishna.
Basanth Panchami is dedicated to Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and celebrated by the people with great pomp and grandeur.
Krishna Janmashtami is one another festival that is celebrated here as it is the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Katyayani ‘vrat’ and Diwali are again huge festivals celebrated at the Uma Shakti Peeth.

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Presiding Idol and Worship

Goddess Katyayani is the main deity of this temple as Goddess’s hair was fallen here. As per the “Sanatan Dharm,” there are four other deities with the Goddess Katyayani in the temple. These are the icons of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Surya, and Sri Laxmi Narayan.

A fusion of eight different metals is used to make the Icon of Goddess Shakti, which portrays the Goddess Shakti in a sitting position. There are five deities in a temple, which indicates the different groups of religions or sampradaya. Each God has followed their separate religious group.

  • God Shiva indicates the “Shaiva Sampradaya.”
  • God Laxmi Narayan shows the “Vaishnav Sampradaya.”
  • Lord Ganesh signifies the “Ganapatya Sampradaya.”
  • Lord Surya denotes the “Surya Sampradaya.”

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How to Reach

Mathura is the nearest city of Vrindavan. It is only 14km away from the road and connected to various cities of India via air, rail, and road.

By Air

Nearby airports are in Agra and Delhi. The airport of Agra is about 75 km away from Vrindavan. From Agra cabs and carriers are readily available to take you to the temple.

By Rail

Mathura Junction is the nearest major railway station, almost 13.6 km away from Katyayani Temple. Vrindavan railway station is also closer to the temple, but it is nevertheless connected to several parts of India.

By road

National highway no. 2 and Mathura Vrindavan Marg are the two roads that connect Vrindavan to the outer world. National highway no. 2 connects Mathura to Delhi from one side and Kolkata on the other side.

Best time to Visit

Katyayani Temple is the place where we can visit throughout the year. Still, the best time to visit Katyayani temple is from October to March during winters. Monsoons are also a good time to visit as the pleasant weather will take your attraction.

Other Shrines to go Around

Vrindavan is the city of old temples and a famous pilgrimage center for Hindus. It is considered as one of the oldest cities in the country. The holy place Vrindavan has a vibrant history connected to Lord Krishna, a place where Lord Krishna spent their childhood. There are many temples and houses in Vrindavan. Here are 11 temples, which are a must to visit if you are around.

  • Prem Mandir
  • Iskcon Vrindavan
  • Banke Bihari Temple
  • Shri Ranganath Temple
  • Govindji Temple
  • Maa Vaishno Devi Temple
  • Radha Ramana
  • Shri Radha Damodar Mandir
  • Radha Vallabh Temple
  • Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
  • Jaipur Mandir
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