Anandamayee Shakti Peeth is situated on the banks of Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Kumari’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhairav’.It is locally known as Anandamayee Shakti Peetha.
According to the Hindu legends, Anandamayee Shakti Peetha is among the 52 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, dakshina skandha (right shoulder) of the Goddess fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve Lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of Right Shoulder, this temple was constructed.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Rail Road transportation is the most common means of coming to this part of the country. Although there is no direct train to this part, so pilgrims need to change the train to reach here. Howrah is a major railway station which is about 81 kms from Khanakul.