The Attahas Shakti Peetha is the most famous Shakti Peetha. Legend records that the “Lower Lip” of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Phullara or Fullara (Blooming) and Lord Shiva as Vishwesh (Lord of the universe) Bhairav. It is located in Labhpur, W.B, India.
About The Temple
According to legend, when Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) danced around with Sati’s dead body cutting it to pieces, the lip fell at Fullara or Phullara. This is an ancient temple. There are various gods and goddesses depicted on the walls and pillars of the temple along with some shlokas. There is a big pond beside the temple. According to hearsay, Hanuman collected 108 blue lotuses from the pond when Sri Ramachandra required them for the worship of Goddess Durga.
About The Deity
Here, the Devi is worshipped as Phullara or Fullara meaningFlowering or Blooming and Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vishwesh (Lord of the universe).A deity made of stone. It is so large that the lower lip of the Goddess is about 15 to 18 feet wide.
Legend and Stories
According to the history, Daksha who is the father of Goddess Sati insulted the lord Shiva and Shri Sati. He did not invite them to Daksha Yoga. Goddess Sati did not get the permission from lord Shiva and went to the Daksha Yoga. Her father insulted a lot. so goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the Yogna. On hearing this, lord Shiva got angry and he started to dance for destroyed this universe. To prevent this, lord Vishnu Sliced the body with his Chakra. It was placed in 52 different parts of the world. That is known as 52 Shakti peethas. In this temple goddess sati’s Lower lips was placed and worshiped as Phullara.
Festivals and Rituals
Devotees offer Anna Bhog to Maa Phullara. The offerings made to god are usually items grown from soil. Navaratri held in Ashwija masa (September- October) is celebrated in a big way. Devi is worshipped in different forms on all the nine days. Some people do not eat anything grown underground during Navaratri. Special ceremonies and pujas are carried out during Navaratri. Usually tourists visit the temple in December. In addition, Navratri fair is held in April for nine days. During this fair, a large number of devotees visit the place.
The nearest air transport is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport which is about 196 kms from Labhpur.
The nearest railway station is Ahmedpur district. From the railway station, one has to take local transport to reach the temple.
The Nirol bus stand is the nearest bus station which is about 5 km to the temple.
Attahas Temple, Katwa,
Bardhaman district,West Bengal.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.