Parashakthi Temple, also known as Eternal Mother Temple is a tirtha peetam (piligrimage) in the west for Devi ParaShakthi worshippers situated in the heart of Pontiac, Michigan, USA. The Temple was built in 1999 and the inaugural pooja took place on Vijayadasami day. The Temple land is known for its mystical properties and was once home to the powerful native Indian healers.
Script error The Temple was envisioned by Dr. G Krishna Kumar in a deep meditative Kundalini experience when Goddess Adi Shakthi  guided him to build a temple for “Her,” for peace, happiness and paramount success. Dr. Krishna Kumar is a major donor and has spent millions of dollars for the construction of the Temple. In a ceremony held at the Detroit Cobo Hall in 2007, Dr. Krishna Kumar was inducted into the Michigan Heritage Hall of Fame  The event honored leaders from various ethnic backgrounds that have made outstanding contributions to the American way of life and demonstrated their concerned commitment to multiculturalism with support to ethnic and cultural traditions. Parashakthi Temple is also a major participant in Inter-faith dialogue.
To share Divine Mother's grace with humanity so that they can explore and experience the Divine.
Main Deity: Devi Parashakthi
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Divine Mother Parashakthi is "Divine Pure Eternal Consciousness" manifested as Shiva Shakthi and formed a Nada Bindu(sound and spiritual light), which separated into Shiva and Shakthi. All the Gods and Goddesses are her manifestations of various vibratory divine entities. At Parashakthi Temple, she is present as Parashakthi KaRuMaRi Amman who is closest to the earthly creations. In this form, we, as separate "JivaAtma" (individual soul) can communicate with "Paramatma" (supreme soul) through Her, that will ultimately lead to our union with Paramatma by Her Grace.
The Mother Parashakthi Sanctum (Sannidhi) is also graced by the presence of the Maha Meru which now confers the status of RajaRajeswari/ Bhuvaneswari to this Sannidhi. Further, on the same pedestal, there is Goddess Raja Matangi, Devi Varahi Ambika and Devi Bhuvaneshwari. The presence of the different aspects of the Great Mother along with the Maha Meru makes this a very highly energized focus of worship. Compounding this power is the presence of Mother Neelavani who sits high above the Sannidhi.
Deities with shrines installed at Parashakti Temple include the Shanmata form of worship that was proposed by Adi Shankara and include 1. Gaanapadhyam : a shrine for Lord Ganapathy. 2. Shaaktam : A shrine for Mother Parashakthi, 3. Kaumaram : A Sannidhi for Lord Subrahmanya who is Gnaana Shakthi, 4. Saivam : A shrine for Lord Kubera Siva, Nandikeswara and Lord Nataraja, 5. Vaishnavam : A shrine for Lord Venkateswara, Lakshmi Narasimha 6. Souram : A Sannidhi for Lord Surya Bhagwan as Satyanarayana and Lord Jagannath.
Devi Navaratri (Dasara) is the major function celebrating the Mother. This is celebrated on nine consecutive nights in the Month of Ashvijam starting on the 1st phase and ending on 10th phase of waxing Moon. This function depicts how the Mother manifested Herself as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi to get rid of evil forces. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijaya (victorious) Dasami with a procession of the Mother around the temple.
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