Ratnavali Temple - History, Information & Temple timings

Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is an important religious place of Hindus. Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, where the right shoulder of Mata Sati fell. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, wherever the pieces of the body part, the clothes or jewelry of Goddess Sati fell, Shaktipeeth came into existence. These are called holy places of pilgrimage dedicated to Adi Shakti. These Shakti Peethas spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. The temple is popularly known as Anandmayee Shakti Peeth as well.

West Bengal is considerably famous for its cultural variations and enriched culture. It is home to 14 Shakti Peethas, where each shakti peeth has its own importance and legend.

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Do You Know?

It is believed to be that there is nevertheless a difference of opinion about the exact location of Ratnavali Shakti Peeth, i.e., the exact location is unknown. According to the Bengal Registration Council, it is deemed to be in the Indian state of Chennai.

There is a temple situated on the banks of Khanakul-Krishnanagar Ratnakar Nati in the Hooghly district in the Indian state of West Bengal, known as Ratnavali Shakti Peeth. This temple is famous in India, and some believe it is the right place where the right shoulder of the mother fell.

About Deity

This temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Mata. In Anandmayee temple, Shakti is worshiped as 'Kumari,' and Shiva is worshiped as 'Bhairava.' According to the Puranas, wherever pieces of Sati's body parts, clothes, or ornaments fell, it originated as Shaktipeeth.


According to the mythology, Goddess Sati sacrificed her life in the sacrificial fire performed by her father, Dakshevara. When Lord Shankar was circling the entire universe with the dead body of Goddess Sati, during this time, Lord Vishnu, with his Sudarshan Chakra, divided Sati's body into 51 parts. Goddess Sati's 'right shoulder' fell at this place.

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Fair and Festivals

All fairs and festivals are observed in Ratnavali Shakti Peeth during Durga Puja and Navratri when special poojas are organized. During these festivals, some people observe fasts (vrat) as respect and dedication to the idol. The temple is decorated with flowers and colorful bright lights during the festival days. The spiritual atmosphere of the temple brings peace to the hearts and minds of the devotees.

Mahashivratri is also celebrated here with huge devotion and dedication.

Information about the Ratnavali Temple


The temple is open at 5:30 am and closes at 10:00 pm.
Timings may vary as per season.


 Ratnavali Shakti Peeth, shiv temple, near ghanteshwar, Krishna Nagar, Khanakul, West Bengal 712418

Regular Offerings

The regular offerings are given to god at the time of pooja by their devotees. Hibiscus flowers, betel leaves, Bilva Patra (leaves of a wood apple tree), sweets, meat, oil lamps, and incense are offered to the deity as Bhog.


Anandmayee temple is famous for sanctifying the left shoulder of the goddess Sati. The idols of divinities are situated in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Best Time to Visit

One can visit the temple anytime to Ratnavali Shakti Peeth throughout the year, but the best time to visit the temple from August to March or plan a trip to the temple at the occasion of Durga Puja and Navratri.

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How to Reach

By Airways

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest airport located in Kolkata. The airport serves national and international flights as well. Taxis and Buses are easily available to reach you to your destination.

By Railways

Well, there is no direct train, but the Howrah Junction railway station is the major railway station.

By Roadways

Roadways are the most common way to reach the temple as it is connected to all major cities of the nation.

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