Biratpur village under Sonebarsa block of Saharsa district is famous for an ancient temple of Goddess Chandi. This village is associated with King Birat of the Mahabharat age. It is said that the five pandavas with their wife Draupadi spent the period of agaytvas here. It is one of the important places in 51 Shakti peeth. Here it is also called Maa Sati's forehead was cut down. Therefore it is most viewable in 51 shakti peeths.
About The Temple
Historically the temple is 300 years old. It was made by Pran Devi of King Pran Singh of Jalseema. Temple of Katyaini at Dhamhara ghat and Tarasthan temple Mahisiare at equal distance from this place. There are seven ponds around this temple. It is said that they were dug by demon that tried to marry goddess chandi Chinmastika but could not do so because the ponds could not be completely dug before the sun rise in the morning.
Tuesday is the festive day of the Bairagan worship is done by cutting Patha(goat) Previously it was done by killing Para(small baisan) Sweets and flowers are also used in worship of the deity So this worship is mixed of mantric and tantrik. Pure tantrik worship is done during Navratra.
The nearest international airport is in Siliguri. It is the Bagdogra Airport. There is no railway station near Biratpur, less than 10 km. Saharsa, Madhepura are the nearby by towns to Biratpur with good connectivity by road to Biratpur.
Chandi Temple / Chandi Sthan,
Pincode – 811201.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM