Distance from the national capital
Distance from the state capital
APPROACH-The site is situated in proper
one of Gaya
The famous and important station on Delhi-Kolkata Grand chord railway line due to Pitripaksh sradh ceromoney fair.It can be reached
By NH2 through Dobhi-Bodhgaya-Gaya corridor road by covering a
Distance of about 28km from the diversion at Dobhi.
LANGUAGE-Magahi and Hindi.LODGING-Middle class hotels lodges,
Lodges,Panda’s rest shelters, Govt IB,railway rest house etc all are available to stayFOOD-All variety of food like rice pulse sabji bhujia
Chokha litti chatni Idli dosa sambhar bada meat fish egg burgar loaf
Bread, buns puri jalebi khubhilaee tilkut anarsa etc and snacks like
Sighara nimki chats alongwith junk foods like choumin, magi all are
availableDRINK-Sweet water is available for drinking purposes besides
bottled and branded drinksTRANSPORT-Autos ,cycle rickshaw ,prepaid
taxicars,and few tam tams are main conveyance for local movements.
ABOUT THE SITE—It is a temple of goddess Durga situated on the
Eastern foothill slopes of Brahmjoni hill of Gaya, further east of Akshaya
But (the immortal tree).One has to rise about 125 steps to reach the temple or to take a car drive to a short meandering road.The isolated
Hillock is called BhasmkutParwat
Pauranik-According to mythological and Pauranik story lord Shiva took the burnt body of Sati from the ygya hawan kund of Yaksh on his shoulder and went on dancing in he sky in mood to destroy the universe
to remove illusion from the mind of Shiv lord Vishnu cut the parts
of the body of Sati by Sudarsan charka.These parts felldown at different places.As such those places and parts of the earth were
embossed with powers of Sati. Or became “Shakti piths” for Hindus.
52such Shaktipiths has been enumerated in Tantra Churamani51 in Shiv Charitra 108 in Devi bhagawat . Besides it 26 sub shaktipiths have also been described in Kalika puran.But in general say 51 shaktipiths
are recognized.Out of these 42 are in India,4 in Bangladesh,2 in Nepal
and one in
. Sri lanka
According to religious literature the Kalika puran two important part
of the body of Sati ,the veginal region,felldown in Kamakhya hills in Assam and second the breast portion felldown in Bhasmkut hill in Gaya ,
and form the two boulders where mother Mangala gauri keeps her daily presence.
The Temple—It is in two parts in form of Canopy(mandap). The entry door to the temple opens in eastern side.Only one door is there which
is very constricted A lamp is always lit in the sancto sanctum “garve grih” of the temple. A big idol of Ganesh is there in the temple. A Molshree tree is there in the campus which is loved by goddess
Mangla gauri. A temple of lord Shiv is also there ,on whose gate is
there to be worshipped by the devotees. Besides it there are statues
of Hanuman, Astbhuji Durga Smallganesh and Kali in the premises.
A Bhimpith bedi is there where Bhim gave pind dan to his dead ancestors by bowing over his knee . The load pressure of his body
weight has given two ditch marks over the rock there which can be seen by the visitors. There is a defined pradakshina (round movement)
path(route) to give rounds by the devotees.
FESTIVITY-Besides day to day puja Tuseday is the worship day for
Mangala gauri.Aswin and Chaitra navratra provides special festivity
fairs at the place.
VISITNG PEROD-All twelve month
PRECAUTION-General precaution about security of valuables.
GUIDE-District information office.
REMARK—The site has full prospect of further development.Speciality