It is a unique experience as you approach the road leading to the Uchait Bhagwathy Mandir, as on both sides it is lined with statues of the learned and famous persons from the Mythila region. Deep in Mythila, about 30 km away from Madhubani, this village gains its stature from the temple Uchaitsthan or Uchait Bhagwathy Mandir, dedicated to Goddess Durga, on the banks of River Thomane – a tributary of River Kamla.
About The Temple
Inside the temple premises, other than the main Bhagwathy Temple, two more, the Kamdanath Shiv Mandir and Goddess Gayathri temple in the east corner of the campus can be seen. Adjacent to the Goddess Gayathri temple, a rare collection of Shiva lingams catches one’s eye and a yagya mandaba is there for rituals. A Dharmshala and a shade have been built here especially by the government.
About The Deity
The statue of Goddess Durga in black stone placed in the garbha griha (sanctum) of the temple shows her sitting on the back of a lion. Here the Goddess is depicted having four arms holding a khadag (a type of sword) in her left hand at the back and a chakra (wheel) in the right one. She is sitting in the sukhasana (a sitting yoga posture) and has a chakra engraved on the sole of her feet.
Uchait Durgasthan Maa Durga is worshiped by all the god and goddess. Uchait Maa Durga is capable to create, cherish and destroy the world only by the willingness of her. Uchait Maa Durga gives the boon to Lord Vishwakarma who is divine architect. The Trimurthis, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh all worship the deity Uchait Maa Durga.
Uchait Maa Durga gave the boon to Lord Rama, Lakshman and Vishwamithra by which they went to Janakpur to take the part in Sita’s Swayamvara (a practice of choosing a husband, from among an array of suitors) organized by King Janak. Brahamrishi Vashishta pleased Uchait Maa Durga by penance and got the boon. Bhagawan Parashuram worshiped the deity Uchait Maa Durga. Pandavas kept fast and worshipped the Uchait Maa Durga during the Navrathri time and after that they got the boon. By godsend given by Uchait Maa Durga, Gonu Jha became the king, best judge, arbitrator, poet, wrestler and great humorist.
Uchait Maa Durga was worshiped by Sage Vibhandak rishi, his son Shringi and his disciple Pundarika. Sage Lomash worshiped Uchait Maa Durga constituently year long. Sage Gautam with his son Satanand came to Uchait regularly to worship Uchait Maa Durga. Sage Pippalad came to Uchait daily to worship Uchait Maa Durga, and by which he got the potential to stay anywhere in Brahmand and also had freedom to go to Shani (Saturn) planet at any time. Sage Kapil created the Sankhya Darshan after worship of Uchait Maa Durga. Sage Kanad pleased the Uchait Maa Durga and formed the Vasheshik Darshan and formulated Aanvik Siddhanth.
Legend and Stories
It is believed that after getting the boon from Adi Ma Uchait Bhagwathy, Kalidas became the greatest literary figure of all time. As the legend states, a group of scholars manipulated Kalidas’ marriage with Princess Vidhyotma. When the princess realised that she had been betrayed, she asked Kalidas to leave and not come back until he gained an authority in Sanskrit. So, Kalidas came to Uchait Vidyapeeth in pursuit of knowledge. The Goddess blessed him with her divine power. It is believed that the original temple was built before 100 BC when the region was a jungle and Lord Rama, Sita and King Janaka are known to have worshipped here. However, the present structure was built in 1960.
Uchait Durgasthan Maa Durga gives courageousness to all her devotees. Uchait Maa Durga gives divine power and removes the obstacles from life of her devotees.
Patna airport is the nearest international airport.
Madhubani is the nearest railhead.
Uchait is well connected to nearby cities by road.
Uchait Durgasthan / Mata Durga Mandir,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Trouble-free marital life
- Removal of physical ailments
- Freedom from economic Problems
- Fearless disposition
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.