Shrinkhala Shakipeeth

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Shrinkhala Shakipeeth

Postby Siva on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:56 pm

Shrinkhala mata dhyana rupam
Pradyumne Shrinkhala Devi is one of the eighteen Shaktipeeth. The word Shrinkhala has two meanings. The first one being, a Binding thread or Binding chain, second one is, a cloth which is used by the postnatal women to tie their abdomen tightly. According to the first meaning the goddess is in bounded form. Of-course, Jaganmata is bound only to the lord Shiva (Satya). She removes all bonds attached to her devotees. In the second meaning the goddess is in postnatal stage ( Mother of a newborn baby), in this form, she will see the entire universe as her child. The devotees imagine him/ her as a new born baby of Shrinkhala mata. A complete surrenderance (Saranagati) and Sishu bhava is required to worship her.

Body part fell in this place: Stomach/ Eye/ Breast (Some what unclear)

pradyumnE vangarAjyAyAM shrunkhalA nAma bhUSHitE /
vishvavimOhitEdEvi shrunkhalA bandhanAshini //

Where the Shaktipeeth is: Shrinkhala Shaktipeeth present at Pandua, in Hugly district of West Bengal. We can go to this place by train from Kolkata. But at present there is no temple in that place. We will see a Minar in spite of the temple. But still in Maghamasa of every year, a mela tala will be conducted there.
2) Some people consider it as Shrinkhala Shaktipith present at Ganga sagar, in Adinath kshetra.
3) Some people consider that Srunkhala mata is present near Shringeri of Karnataka, brought by Rishyashringa maharshi, on the order of Goddess.
4) Some people consider that the temple is in Chotilla, Gujarat.
But the majority people accept the first argument. That is, Shrinkhala mata is at Pandua, near Hugly district, West Bengal state.

Sthala Purana: Rishyshringa maharshi worshipped Srunkhala mata here and got the complete blessings of her. One day he received an order from the goddess and went Shringeri of Karnataka. Srunkhala mata also came with the maharshi. Later Rishyashringi maharshi established the power of Srunkhala in and around the Shringeri hill.
Shrinkhala mata photos.

Rukmini as Shrinkhala mata: After the maariage of Lord Srikrishna and Rukmini mata, they are going to Dwaraka. At that time Durvasa maharshi tested their Dharma. Maharshi tied both of them to a cart, and ordered them to pull it. Rukmini mata got thirsty and looked towards Lord Srikrishna, he gave her water. But Durvasa mahrshi got angry for that act, because both of them acted without the prior permission from Maharshi, while they are under control of Maharshi. He paased an order, Lord Srikrishna and Rukmini mata should live separately for 12 years. Rukmini mata obeyed the order and lived in the outskirts of Dwaraka for 12 years without entering into Dwaraka. After that period Pradyumna born to Rukmini mata. But immediately after delivery, a rakshasa stolen the new born Pradyumna from Delivery room. In that time Rukmini mata is also in the form of a postnatal women. In this way Rukmini mata life resembles Shrinkhala mata. She was bounded to a cart after her marriage, She was bounded to Durvasa mahrshi order. Her sons name is Pradyumna. When Pradyumna was stolen she was in the form of a postnatal women.
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