Chatteshwari Temple

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Located in the centre of Chittagong city in Bangladesh, this Hindu temple is dedicated to the Goddess Kali. It was built in the 18th Century.[1] The goddess of the temple is considered the guardian deity of the town Chittagong, according to Hindu belief. This temple was damaged by Pakistani soldiers during the Bangladesh liberation war.[2]

The Chatteshwari Temple as a Shakti Peeth[edit]

Main article: Daksha Yaga
Shiva carrying the corpse of Sati Devi

Chatteshwari Temple is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas. Shakti Peethas are holy places reverred by Shaktism. The origin of the Shakti Peethas is from the mythology of Daksha Yaga and Sati Devi's self immolation and Shiva carrying her corpse resulting in the falling of body parts of the corpse he wandered. Those shrines where Sati Devi's body parts fell came to be known as Shakti Peethas.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hilly South Eastern Bangladesh". Journey Plus. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Other notable Work of Dr. Mahanambrata". Mahanam Sampraday. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ (Translator), F. Max Muller (June 1, 2004). The Upanishads, Vol I. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 1419186418. 
  4. ^ (Translator), F. Max Muller (July 26, 2004). The Upanishads Part II: The Sacred Books of the East Part Fifteen. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 1417930160. 
  5. ^ "Kottiyoor Devaswam Temple Administration Portal". http://kottiyoordevaswom.com/. Kottiyoor Devaswam. Retrieved 20 July 2013.