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Chamunda Mata Temple - Shakti Peeths in Pushkar

According to mythological stories, when Lord Shiva's wife Sati was insulted by her in-laws, she was filled with anger and sacrificed her body in the fire. Then, Lord Shiva appeared and carried Sati's body in his hands, wandering around in his fierce form. At that time, Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra to cut Sati's body into pieces.

Wherever a piece of Sati's body fell on earth, that place became a Shakti Peeth. While there are many places in the country associated with Hinduism, there are 52 special places known as Shakti Peeths that hold great religious importance for devotees of the goddess. Two of these Shakti Peeths are located in Rajasthan. Both hands of Mata Sati fell on the Puruhuta mountain in Pushkar. The mountain trembled when the hands fell on it. Even today, that place exists on the Puruhuta mountain, but due to being quite inaccessible, the temple of Mata was established in the foothills of the Puruhuta mountain. This temple is known as the Chamunda Mata temple.

The temple of the revered mother, worshipped as the 27th Shakti Peeth , continues to attract devotees from all over the country. The temple caretakers say that special rituals are organized in the temple during Navratri, which hold great significance for both yagna and jap sadhana. Knowing the special significance of the Shaktipeeth, not only people from Rajasthan, but also devotees from all over India come to pay their respects to the revered mother in her court. After nine days of special worship and recitation, on the tenth day, after the grand aarti, prasad is distributed.

Chamunda Mata Temple Pushkar
Chamunda Mata Temple Pushkar - Shakti Peeth

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