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.
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.
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
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