Katyayani Shakti Peeth / Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan (Timings, History, Entry Fee, Images, Aarti, Location & Phone)

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Katyayani Shakti Peeth / Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan Address: Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, Goda Vihar, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 281121, India

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Katyayani Shakti Peeth / Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan Timings

Day Timing
Monday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 am
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Katyayani Shakti Peeth Mandir is among the 51 revered Shakti Peeths in Hindu religion. It is also one of the oldest temples in the area, built near Radhabagh in Vrindavan.

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, in her Katyayani form. As per the legends, her hair fell here when Lord Vishnu cut her dead body. Some people worship her as Goddess Uma here. Thus, the temple is also known as Uma Shakti Peeth or Uma Devi Mandir.

In Katyayani Shakti Peeth Vrindavan, the sword of the Devi, called Uchawal Chandrahaas, is also worshipped. Every year, especially during Navratri, the temple is flooded with pilgrims who come to pray to Goddess Katyayani and take her blessings.

Architecture of Katyayani Shakti Peeth Vrindavan

The entire temple is made of white marble. And big pillars, made with black stone, support the temple. You'll also find statues of two golden lions just next to the steps leading to the main yard. These lions represent the vahana of the goddess.

Legend of Katyayani Shakti Peeth

As per the legend, King Daksha organised a yajna, but didn’t invite his daughter Sati and Lord Shiva (her husband). Sati felt insulted and gave her life by jumping into the fire of the yajna. When Shiva knew, he picked up the dead body and roamed around, distraught.

Lord Vishnu, to bring back the sanctity of Shiva, cut the body of Sati into 51 pieces. And the ringlets of Sati’s hair fell here. So, this place became one of the Shakti Peeths and a shrine was built dedicated to Sati. She is also called Uma here. Thus, the temple is called Uma Devi Shakti Peeth.

Another legend associated with Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan is that worshipping Katyayani Devi gives girls their desired groom.

It’s said that gopikas of Braj (the area around Mathura-Vrindavan) wanted Lord Krishna as their husband. So, Vrinda Devi suggested them to worship Goddess Katyayani. The tradition still continues since then.

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History of Katyayani Shakti Peeth Mandir

Katyayani Devi Shakti Peeth in Vrindavan was consecrated on a full moon day of Hindu month Magh. As per Gregorian calendar, it falls in February 1923.

A saint, Kesavanand Maharaj built it. He was an ardent devotee of Maa Katyayani. It’s said that he had a dream in which Katyayani Devi asked him to come to Vrindavan and build a temple. So, he came to Vrindavan and identified this place as the one where Sati’s hair fell. Then, he constructed the temple of Katyayani Devi here.

Kesavanand Maharaj also built an ashram, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Things to do at Katyayani / Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan

In Katyayani Shakti Peeth Vrindavan, Goddess Katyayani (also called Goddess Uma) is the principal deity. But the temple also has the idols of Lord Shiva (worshipped as Lord Bhotesh), Lord Laxmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh and Lord Surya. Along with these deities, Jagatdhatri Devi is also worshipped in this Shakti Peeth.

You can take part in daily pujas and aarti rituals performed here. During the holy rituals, you can witness the intoxicating recitations of bhajans and hymns. And you can listen to Chandi Paath (Durga Saptashati) too.

Festivals like Krishna Janmastami and Navratri are also celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Katyayani/Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan. Other festivals celebrated here are Holi, Diwali and Basant Panchami. You can see a huge crowd during the Katyayani Vrat, too. On that day, girls come here to ask for their desired groom from Katyayani Devi.

Katyayani Shakti Peeth Vrindavan Timings and Entry Fee

The darshan timings in Katyayani Devi Shakti Peeth are from 7 AM to 11 AM and 5.30 PM to 8 PM. And the entry is free. While the priest performs different pujas throughout the day, Bhog Aarti in the noon and the aarti in the evening are considered special.

It is best to visit the temple in winter. Winter in Vrindavan is from October to February, and the weather remains pleasant during these months. Usually, it takes less than an hour to explore the temple complex.

How to reach Katyayani Shakti Peeth Vrindavan?

Katyayani/Uma Shakti Peeth is 1 km away from Vrindavan bus stop and Vrindaban railway station. The nearest airports are Agra airport (80 km away) and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (170 km away).

And here are the different ways to reach the temple –

By auto/cycle-rickshaws – You'll find auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws all over Vrindavan. The temple is near the banks of River Yamuna, and it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to get there.

By taxi/cab – Taxis and cabs are also available in the town. You can book one from top car rental companies in Mathura-Vrindavan at affordable rates and visit Katyayani Shakti Peeth Mandir and other temples in the area.

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