Kiriteshwari or Kiritkona also known as Mukuteshwari One of the 51 Shaktipithas where the Kirit (the crown or headdress) of Goddess Sati have fallen. Here the worship idols are – Devi as Vimala and Lord Shiva as Sangbarta. Maa Kiriteshwari’s temple is main temple in the town. The unique feature of the temple is the absence of any image or deity. The red colored stone which is supposed to be the symbolic representation of the Goddess is covered by a red veil the year through. Only on Ashtami of each Durga Puja, the veil is changed and she is given a holy bath. The headdress of the Maa Kiriteswari, has been worshiped through the ages. At present, the headdress is preserved at Rani Bhabani’s Guptamath, situated opposite to the temple. There is no image in the new temple. There is a high alter on which a small alter is seen. Here the face of Maa is indexed. Yogendranarayan Roy, the late king of Lalgola had renovated and had taken care of the temple constructed by Darpanarayan. The original temple had turned to ruins. Beneath given the shot of the ruined one on the right side.

Maa Vimala

Maa Vimala

 

Kiriteshwari, Kiritkona, Mukuteshwari Temple

Kiriteshwari, Kiritkona, Mukuteshwari Temple

 

Kiriteshwari, Kiritkona, Mukuteshwari - 1st Among 51 Shakti Peethas

Kiriteshwari, Kiritkona, Mukuteshwari - 1st Among 51 Shakti Peethas

Take the train to Azimganj. The Azimganj town is situated on the western side of the river Bhagirathi and is within the Lalbagh (Murshidabad) Subdivision. The Temple is just five kilometres from Dahapara railway station, and is the oldest temple in the Murshidabad district. The temples are on the shore of the ganges near Barnagar.

Devi Vimala

Devi Vimala