Maihar Devi Temple

Maihar Devi Temple, Timings, History, Darshan and Puja

Maihar Devi Temple History

As per the legend, Sati, Daksha Prajapati’s daughter married Lord Siva against her father’s will. Daksha decided to perform Yagna in a grand inviting all Devas except Lord Siva and Sati. Sati who came to know about the Yagna reached her paternal home ignoring Lord Siva’s request. Daksha insulted Sati before the guests. Angered Sati self-immolated her in the Yogagni. Angered Lord Siva ordered Veerabhadra to destroy Yagna and Kill Daksha. Veerabhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas destroyed Yagna and slayed Daksha’s head. Lord Siva danced the dance of destruction on collecting Sati’s corpse. Lord Vishnu to avoid universal destruction sent his Chakra and made Sati’s body into pieces. The pieces which fell across Indian Subcontinent and emerged as Shakti Peetas. It is believed that Sati’s Necklace fell here. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peetas across the Indian Subcontinent. This temple was built in 502 AD.

This temple is located on top of the Hill Trikoota and takes 1063 steps to reach the temple. The ropeway is also available for the convenience of the devotees.

The Temple will be thronged with thousands of devotees during Navaratri and on Sri Rama Navami days.

Maihar Devi Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 8:00 am

Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summer Season: Oct-Mar.

Dress Code: Any decent outfit.

How to reach Maihar Devi Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Khajuraho which is 106 Km away from the temple.
  2. Jabalpur airport is 145 Km away from the temple.

By Train

  1. Maihar Railway station falls on Mumbai-Howrah line so the frequency is good.
  2. Temple is 5 km from Maihar station.

By Road

  1. The direct bus/ tax is available from Maihar station and Satna.

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