Navratri 2021: The most important of the Shaktipeeths is the court of Maa Chandika, the worship of the mother’s eye takes place here; Also known as ‘Shamshaan Chandi’

Navratri 2021: शक्तिपीठों में सबसे खास है मां चंडिका का दरबार, यहां होती है मां के नेत्र की पूजा; 'श्मशान चंडी' के नाम से भी जानी जाती हैं

Eye form of mother Chandika

Mother Chandi’s court is in Munger, Bihar. This court is a special court among all the courts of the mother. Because here the eye of Mother Sati resides. It is one of the 52 Shaktipeeths in the country. It is said that when Lord Shiva was traveling with the burning body of Sati, the daughter of Raj Daksha, the left eye of Mother Sati fell here. After which the mother’s eye is worshiped in the Chandika place of Munger. It is believed that even incurable diseases related to eyes are cured by worshiping the mother. King Karna of Anga region has also been associated with this temple. Mother Chandi, who made Karna a donor to Karna, fulfills every wish of all the devotees who come here.

Tantric awakens the system on Ashtami

Here Maa Chandika is also known as the cremation ground. Since the temple of the mother is situated on the banks of the Ganges and there is a cremation ground in both the east and west directions of the temple. This is the reason why tantriks also come here for tantra siddhis. On the Ashtami day of Navratri, tantriks reach here from far and wide to awaken Tantra Vidya. There are also temples of Lord Shiva, Kaal Bhairav, and other deities in the temple premises. Here the mother is offered gram flour laddus made by the local people. Since the mother’s eye is worshiped here instead of Chandika, that is why people here take Kajal as a prasad to apply to the newborn child. It is believed that this keeps the child away from any kind of eye disorder.

Here King Karna became Danveer Karna

There is another belief associated with the temple. It is said that King Karna of Ang Pradesh used to donate gold every day at Karna Chaura situated near the temple. Karna, who was a dear friend of Duryodhana, was made the king of Anga region by Duryodhana. In the Anga region, the area of ​​today’s Munger, Khagaria, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Banka and Jamui districts was there. Due to being in the state of Anga, the dialect here is Angika. It is said that King Karna was a great devotee of Maa Chandi. He used to kill himself every day by jumping in the boiling pan in front of his mother and the mother used to give life to him with happiness. At the same time, the mother used to give him a quarter of a mind of gold, which Karna used to donate after taking a bath in the Ganges. King Karna became Danveer Karna only with the blessings of Mother Chandi.

Regarding the special worship of the mother on Navratri, the priest of the temple, Nandan Baba told that during Navratri, the worship of the mother starts from three o’clock in the morning, there is a special aarti in the evening. On the day of Ashtami, special worship is done here, on this day a grand make-up of the mother is done. It is believed that the mother fulfills all the wishes of the people who come here. Kajal is also given to the devotees who come here, it cures eye diseases.

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