Pics of Sharada or saraswati devi shakti peetha in POK

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Pics of Sharada or saraswati devi shakti peetha in POK

Postby Kondurkumar on Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:09 pm

This is just one of the Pics of Saraswati Devi Shakti Peethas in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.This is also known as Sharada Peetha.

Adi guru Shankaracharya paid a visit to Sharada Nilaya in Kashmir known as Sarvajna Peetha (the seat of the all knowing). Those who are not all-knowing are not entitled to sit on it; no one could claim to be an expert in any religion or philosophy without sitting on it. Shankara did not wish to show himself off as Sarvajna. He felt that Sri Sharada Nilaya with Sarvajna Peetha was by itself a place worthy of visit by all devotees. Besides, Kashmir is the crown of Bharat. So he resolved to go there, lest the ancient Hindu religion should perish there.

There are four gates in four directions for entering Sharada Nilaya. Eminent scholars and philosophers had entered it from various directions and had established their scholarly merit But no one so far had adorned this chair of Sarvajna. And also till their no one had even attempted to enter the temple through the Southern gate May be this gate was waiting for Acharya Shankara. only who was from the South! Scholars of many group and communities were waiting for him in ‘ the premises of Sir Sharada Nilaya All were filled with a feeling of reverence to see him who was learned in both Jnana and Vijnana Yet the scholars in religious philosophies of Jaina, Bouddha, Samkhya, Yoga, Nays and Vaisheshika confronted him at the time of his entry to the temple, Shankara defeated all of them in philosophical debate and then entered the temple through the Southern gate.

Acharya went to ascend Sarvajna Peetha. Sri Sharada, the presiding deity of all learning, herself set a test for him. Shankara passed this test also. After this the Goddess Herself blessed him, proclaiming his omniscience. So say the ‘Shankara Vijayas’.

We can take this to be an allegory of all the struggles Shankara had to face in his life. Ascending the seat of Sarvajna situated in Kashmir of the North is a symbol. The meaning of it is that Shankara reached the peak of spirituality. We can get an idea of his greatness from the fact that a person of just thirty had ascended the throne of all knowledge.

And this temple is presently completly destroyed in the hands POK citizens.One belief is that knowing the future the Jagatguru brought her to Shringeri.Meanwhile the whole kashmir pandits and devotees of Sharada maatha are requesting POK Government permission for a visit to this shrine.It seems a Hindu Priest daily visits this temple and light a deepa daily.My knowedge also says that this is presently in the hands of PAK army and they are using the premises for military reasons.I dont think i need to specially mention what could be the status of this temple when it is in the hands of PAK.

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Re: pics of Sharada or saraswati devi shakti peetha in POK

Postby Admin on Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:56 pm

Thanks for sharing your knowledge on Sharadapeeth at POK. Many Hindu temples are in ruined condition. Some are in Pakistan, some are in Bangladesh and some in India! Let us prąy Ma to give her blessings. Our Devotion will certainly give us energy to regain the Glory of India.

Re: pics of Sharada or saraswati devi shakti peetha in POK

Postby Uma on Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:06 am

I have visited the link. Not only for Sharada devi, Indians don't have 'Darshan' for Hinglaz mata temple also. Every year Hinglaz yatra will be conducted by Pak government. It allows all tourists except those from India. Hinglaz yatra became an Eco-tourism package in the hands of Pakistan. Many devotees don't have the chance to visit the temple.

Re: pics of Sharada or saraswati devi shakti peetha in POK

Postby Admin on Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:13 pm

Nobody can stop a real Devotee from worshiping God. Pakistan or some others should not be blamed for the miseries. Reasons for the downfall of Indian glory are present within it's society. Remember the "Karma Siddhanta" explained by Lord Srikrishna in Bhagavadgita.
O.k. This site is not meant to discuss those topics. Our goal is to build a platform for sharing Spiritual knowledge. Look at the Divya desam travel guide created by Siva. An excellent work. Imagine how much time it takes to create such a map. Siva did it in-spite of all his duties. Many pilgrims will get benefit from that map. Serving the Devotees is not but serving God.
Uma, We have discussed it many a times personally. What is there in just Chitchatting about God? Be serious. Use your precious time in Chanting or Meditation. If you can't spend too much time in Meditation serve Devotees. This site is useful to do that. You have visited so many temples. Share your knowledge. Don't copy from other websites. I'm not talking about copyright rules. A lazy person can't reach God. If you Utilize this website properly, it gives you the benefits of time spent in a temple.
"Spirituality is the reason behind the past Glory of India. Let us attain it to the utmost".

I have read this story one year ago in a paper.

Goddess Sarada was worshipped by a Successor of Matanga maharshi by name Snadalya. He chanted Sarada mantra for a long period. He did worship with the help of a Sarada Yantra which includes three forms of the Goddes in it's three corners of central Trigone. They are Narada (Origin of Knowledge), Saraswati (Collection of Knowledge) and Vagdevi (Outcome of Knowledge). Sarada can be understood as a collection of all these three powers. After some time, Muni Sandalya got a divine advice to go to Sarada vana (Sarada forest). At first Sarada devi appears before him in the form of a glow. Because of his curiosity Sandalya reaches Gautama Ashram searching the goddess. In Gautama ashram he gets an intuition to go the confluence of river Madhumati with Kishenganga. Sarada devi shows him many a illusions but, after being prąyed by Sandalya she reveals her holy home, Sirahsila. The story of Sarada devi was written in detail in "Sarada Mahatmya". "Sarada Mahatmya" tells only about the success of Muni Sandalya in reaching the Goddess. We can't get the story of Origin of this Shaktipeeth from this book.

Sarada Shakti peetha:

Finally, who is Sarada?
Some consider Sarada as one of the 18 Shakti peethas (Kasmeeretu Saraswati).
Some considered her as one of the 51 Shakti peethas (Maha maya, the Shakti of Trisandhyeswara).
Some consider her as a separate Shakti peetha.
We may not decide the Truth. This is the condition with many Shakti peethas. But, actually we don't need the clarity. We require only one form of Shakti, like Rishi Sandalya. We can get everything by worshiping that single form of God.

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