Maa Kapalini

Introduction

Vibhasha Shakthi Peeth is the place where Devi Sati’s left ankle fell. Here Devi is worshipped as Kapalini or Bhimarupa and Lord Shiva as Sarvanand.

Location

Vibhasha Shakthi Peeth is located on the banks of the River Roopnarayana at Tamluk village, Purab Medinipur in West Bengal. The temple is also known as Bheemakali. Tamluk is a junction, thus is well connected by both road and rail. There are six bus routes originating from Tamluk. There are also direct trains from Howrah to Tamluk.

Other places of interest

·         Barghobhima Mandir: An ancient temple believed to be 1150 years old and considered as a Shakthi Peeth. It is believed that the little finger on the left foot of the Devi Sati fell here.

·         Jishnu- Hari Mandir

·         Radhamadhav and Radharaman Mandir

·         Hariharar Mandir and Mahaprabhur Dalan

·         Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram

·         Tamralipta Archeological Museum: The museum contains the artefacts of copper or Tamra.

The Temple

The temple is an ancient temple with a large courtyard.

History

Tamluk village is also considered as an important Vaishnava Tirtha. According to Jaimini Mahabharat and Kashidas Mahabharat, Lord Krishna came to Tamluk and released the Divine Horse of Ashwameda Yagna. Tamluk is considered sacred as it is sanctified by the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.

Festivals and Fairs

Barunir Mela is celebrated during Makara Sankranti in January. Bhima Mela is celebrated on Magha Shuddha Ekadashi. (11th day of Magha masa- Jan- Feb).Bhim Mela is celebrated at Rajarampur in the Bengali month of Chaitra. Ratha Jatra at Harir Hat is celebrated in the Bengali month of Ashar (ashada), besides Charak Mela also being celebrated.