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Ratnavali Shakti Peeth Temple, Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha | West Bengal , Hooghly

Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is situated on the banks of Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, Hooghly district of the state of West Bengal. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as 'Kumari' and the lord Shiva is worshipped as 'Bhairav'. Ratnavali Sakthi Peetha also known as Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati.


According to mythology, in this place, the right shoulder of Devi Sati was dropped when Lord Vishnu released his Sudarshan Chakra to incise the divine body of Devi Sati to pacify Lord Shiva. Thus the shrine transformed into a Shakti Peeth.This temple is part of the famous Shaktipeetha Darshan Yatra of West Bengal.


This century old temple is famous for enshrining the left shoulder of devi Sati. The idols of the deities are consecrated inside the sanctum sanctorum or the garbha griha of the temple.

Darsan Info

The temple remains open from 6.00 AM to 10.00 PM daily for the pilgrims.

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Darsan Dresscode

No dress code is specified but it is preferred to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting the temple.


Known to be the 'mini-India' for its diverse geographical as well as cultural variations, West Bengal is also popular for housing over 14 shakti peeths. Coming back to the culture of this eastern state of India, since prior and the post-partition times, Bengal is famous for its enriched culture. From Darjeeling to the Sundarbans, and from Puruliya to the 'Rarh' area of Birbhum- each of the provinces has a unique cultural approach. Starting from the Bengali music, dance, theater, literature, art, and notwithstanding the mouthwatering cuisine- West Bengal has successfully created a mark for its exclusive aesthetics in the world panorama.

Language Spoken:Bangla, Hindi, English

Location and Contact

West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Hemanta Bhawan, 12 B.B.D. Bag (East), Kolkata-700 001 Phone: 033-4401 2086/4401 2082, Fax: 2231 4063

Ratnavali or Anandamayee Shakti Peeth is located in the rural Bengal. Pilgrims can opt for the regular trains that passes through the nearest station - Arambagh. From there they will have to hire an auto rickshaw to reach the temple. Buses from Kolkata ply regularly from Esplanade and Karunamoyee. The devotees can also rent a car or take their private vehicles to reach the destination by road. Those e traveling by air will have to land at the Dumdum Airport in Kolkata. From there they will either have to opt for the roadways or the railways to visit the temple.

Additional Info

  1. Light House Hotel and Restaurant
    Sandy Bay Hotel
    Balaram Hotel
  2. Axis, Central Bank, ICICI
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Temple Rituals

Not Available

Regular Offerings

Hibiscus flowers, beetle leafs, Bilva Patra (leafs of woodapple tree), sweets meats, oil lamps and incense.

Special rituals

Special puja and Chandi Path is performed during the Durga Puja and Maha Shivratri. The 9 days navaratri celebration and worshippig is also a part of the special rituals performed in this shrine.

famous Festivals

March -    Mahashivratri    
October - Durga puja, Navaratri

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