Maa Ambika

Virat Shakthi Peeth is the place where Devi Sati’s toes of the left foot fell. Here Devi is worshipped as Ambika (the goddess of power) and Lord Shiva as Amriteshwar(nectar of immortality).

Location

Virat Shakthi Peeth is located near Bharatpur in Rajastan. Bharatpur is also known as “Lohagarh” and the “Eastern gateway of Rajastan”. The temple is located in Bairat village, Virat Nagar about 90 km from Jaipur. Several direct trains are available to Bharatpur railway station. From Bharatpur, one has to take local train to reach the Shakhi Peeth. Nearest airport is from Jaipur. Several local deluxe buses having good frequency ply to the Shakthi Peeth.

Other places of tourist interest

a)   Kalia Devi Temple is situated on the banks of the Kalisil river about 23 kms from Karauli district, Rajasthan. Kaila Devi temple has a large courtyard and is a marble structure. Kaila Devi Fair is held every year in the month of Chaitra (March) for fifteen days.

b)   Birla Mandir: Birla Mandir in Jaipur is one of the several Birla Mandirs all over India. This temple is also known as the Laxmi Narayan Temple.

c)   Jantar Mantar in Jaipur

d)   Hawa Mahal

e)   Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur

f)    Bala Qila and City Palace Complex in Alwar

g)   Sariska Tiger Reserve

h)   Pushkar

i)     Ranthambore National Park

j)    Lohagarh in Bhartpur

k)   Jaisalmer, Mt Abu, and Bikaner are other places of tourist attractions.

Festivals and Fairs

Navaratri is celebrated twice in a year i.e in April (Chaitra masa) and Sep- Oct (Ashwija masa) for nine days. Special pujas and yagnas are conducted during Navaratri. Other festivals celebrated are Makara Sankranti, Shivaratri, Ram Navami, Sharad Poornima and Deepavali. People offer fruits, milk and sweets to the goddess.

Gaurav Mahamna: Brij Mahotsav is celebrated in the month of Feb- March

Gangaur festival is celebrated in March- April.

Teej festival is held in July- August, besides an exhibition held during Navaratri in the month of Sep- Oct.

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