Maisar Khanna is a village located in the Bathinda District of Punjab. The village is known for a sacred Bagavathi temple that is devoted to Goddess Shakthi Devi. A huge temple fair is held twice a year in the village. The deity of this temple, Devi Bhagvathi is in the form of a little girl and is believed to fulfill her devotee’s wishes.
Legends and Stories
There is a fascinating story behind the worship of Bhagvathi Matha in Khanna. During the17th century AD, people from this village had a practice of worshipping the goddess from Jawala Mukhi temple in Kangra. One day, two villagers named Kamala Bhagt and Kali Nath were proceeding towards the Jawala Mukhi temple for offering their prayers to the Devi there, when Bhagwati Mata, the deity of Jawala Mukhi temple appeared before them. She is said to have blessed the devotees and had told Kamala Bhagat that he needn’t undertake the pilgrimage to Jawala Mukhi anymore and that his worship at his village will be considered as his worship at her abode. This is how the Bhagvathi Maths temple is said to have come to existence in Maisar Khanna. Since then a religious fair is held at this place twice in a year commemorating this event.
Amritsar, Chandigarh and Ludhiana are the major airports operating in Punjab. While Amritsar presents the only international airport in Punjab, Chandigarh and Ludhiana have domestic flights connecting it to rest of the country.
Punjab has a well developed railway network that connects it with major towns and cities of the country. The Batinda Railway station is the closest to this temple. Regular trains connect the place with other cities like Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, etc.
Few state and national highways run through Bathinda and is well connected to other towns and cities in Punjab and its neighboring states.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Wish fulfillment
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.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.