Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple - Timing | Festivals | How to Reach

The Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple is in Darbhanga, Bihar. It has dedicated to Bhagwati Devi, who is one of the ten Mahavidyas and a manifestation of the divine feminine or Shakti. Visiting this temple is believed to bring blessings and spiritual fulfilment to those who seek it, makes it a special place among devotees. The Ma Jayamangala Temple also has a part of 51 Shakti Peethas in India, where parts of Sati's body fell. It has considered that the left shoulder of Sati fell in Mithila; hence it is known as Mithila Shakti Peeth. Here Sati is worshipped as Uma or Mahadevi, and Bhairav has worshipped as Mahodar.


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There is an intriguing legend about the Mithila Shakti Peeth. The Mithila Shakt temple has a rich history dating back to the Ramayana era, with Devi Sita , Lord Rama's consort, believed to have been born in the same region. For Bhagwati Devi devotees, this place is one of the ten Mahavidyas and a symbol of divine energy or Shakti. This temple is significant, serving as a place of spiritual fulfilment and blessings.

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Mithila Shakti Peetha Temple is a magnificent structure built in traditional Indian temple architecture. The Mithila temple also has idols of Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods and goddesses.

The walls and pillars of the Mithila temple are decorated with colourful paintings and murals depicting various aspects of the Divine Feminine and her manifestations. The intricate carving of the temple depicts the scenes of Hindu Mythology. The main entrance of the temple has adorned with a tall gopuram. This traditional South Indian temple, gopuram, increases the magnificence of the temple.

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Mithila Shakti Peeth Temple is a popular pilgrimage destination for worshippers of the Divine Shakti. During the Navratri celebrations, celebrated twice a year in the months of Chaitra and Ashwini, the temple attracts many worshipers. The temple is considered a place of great spiritual power.

The temple has decked with flowers and lamps during Navratri, and special prayers and ceremonies are held in honour of the divine Sati. The festival is a time of tremendous celebration and joy, and devotees from India and worldwide come to seek the Goddess's blessing.



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Temple Timing: 6: 00 AM - 8: 00 PM

Nearby Places To Visit

  • Chandradhari Museum Darbhanga

  • Nargona Palace

  • University Lake

  • Thematic Park

  • Shyama Maa Kali Temple

  • La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

  • Darbhanga Fort

Location of Mithila Shakti Peeth: Housing Board Colony, Laheriasarai, Darbhanga, Barheta, Bihar 846001

How To Reach

1. By Road

To reach the temple in Janakpur, travellers have several options depending on the starting point. Travellers from Patna have National Highway 27, and the temple can be reached after a comfortable six-hour journey of 225 km. For those coming from Kolkata, there is National Highway 19, and the temple can be reached after 12 hours of travel by covering a distance of 570 km. Similarly, National Highway (1080 km) 19 is for those from Delhi, and the temple can be reached after 24 hours of travel.

2. By Rail

Janakpur Railway Station is the nearest to Janakpur and is well-connected to major cities like Patna, Kolkata and Delhi. After reaching the railway station, one can take a taxi or bus to the temple.

3. By Air

The nearest airport is Biratnagar Airport (170km)) in Nepal. There are ample travel options available to get you there. One can easily take taxis or buses from the airport, which take travellers directly to the temple.


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