Tristrota Maa Brahmari


Tristrota Shakthi Peetha is the place where Devi Sati’s left leg fell. Here Devi is worshipped as Brahmari / Bumblebee and Lord Shiva as Ishwar.


The temple is located on the banks of river Tista in Shalbari Village of Falakata in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Regular buses ply to Falakata village. Direct trains are available to Jalpaiguri, which is the nearest railway station. From the railway station, local transport is easily available to reach the temple. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport is the nearest airport.

Other places of interest


Mandarmani: This is a seaside resort village.

Mirik, Darjeeling is a tourist spot.

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, Sagar Island, Bishnupur, Shantiniketan, Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the other tourist attractions.

Puranic Reference

According to one reference, there once lived a demon, Arunasura who drove out devas from heaven and set up his kingdom. The demon started troubling the Devis (wives of devas) too. Devis in the heaven prayed to Devi Parameshwari to save them from the asura. Goddess Parameshwari transformed herself into a large bee and surrounded the devis as a swarm of bees. The bees began to attack the demon. The demon died in the attack. Devis thanked goddess Parameshwari Devi for having saved them. Thus the goddess Parameshwari got the name Brahmari Devi.

Devotees worship this Shakthi Peeth for Tantric sadhana.

Goddess Brahmari devi Mantra:

Shivaparshvasthita mata shrishaile shubhapithake
Bhramaramba mahadevi karunarasavikshana

Festivals and Fairs

Navaratri is celebrated in Ashwija masa (Sep- Oct). Special pujas and Yagnas are held during Navaratri. Another festival known as “Kumbham” is celebrated in Chaitra (Mar- April) every year. Some of the other festivals celebrated are Makara Sankranti, Sharad Poornima, Deepavali, Somvati Amavasya and Ram Navami.

Devotees offer milk, sweets, fruits to the goddess.