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Bimala Shaktipeeth

Bimala Shaktipeeth is one of the four Adi Shakti Peethas located in Puri, India. The temple dedicated to the goddess Bimala is located to the right of the main temple of Jagannath within the Jagannath Temple, Puri complex beside the Rohini Kund. It is believed that the feet [Pada Khanda] of Goddess Sati fell here. The temple is considered foremost among all Shaktipeeths. Lord Jagannath worshipped as the Bhairav form shows syncretism of Vaishnav amd Shaivite beliefs. Goddess Bimala is worshipped as a peaceful form of Shakti.


For Sakta Tantric Jagannatha is Bhairava and Bimala is Bhairavi. In the  month of Asvina, during the Durga Puja, animal sacrifice is made before goddess  Bimala which is the only of its kind in the otherwise bloodless rituals  performed in the temple. The  holy food offered to Shri Jagannatha is sanctified only after it is presented  to Bimala and then acquires the character of Mahaprasad. The Goddess Bimala, a  manifestation of the Mother Goddess and considered as Shakti of Lord  Jagannatha.   

How to reach Puri:

Puri  is a prime Hindu pilgrimage centre located in Orissa. It is famous for Rath  Yatra held in the month of Sravana. The place is well connected by rail.  Pilgrims may get down either at Bhubaneswar or at Khurda road Jn. on Main  Howrah Chennai railway line and go to Puri by road or by train.

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