Sankata Devi Temple, Varanasi
|Date built:||18th Century|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Locale:||Sankata Ghat, Varanasi|
CK 21/20, Shitala Gali, Thatheri Bazar, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
Kashi Khand has prescribed Durga Devi Yatra during Navratri where devotees have been exhorted to worship Durga Devi on all the nine days of Navratri.
Devotees worship Sankata Devi on the 8th day of Navratri falling in September-October.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Sankata Devi is located at Ck.7/159, Sankataji. Devotees can travel upto Chowk by rickshaw and travel on foot to this temple by asking for directions.
Sankata Devi temple falls in the vicinity of two Powerful Shakti Peeths, Panch Mudra Peeth (Atma Veereshwar temple) and Siddh Peeth (Siddheshwari Temple). Sankata Devi is a powerful form of Goddess and devotees who worship are showered with eternal happiness and prosperity.
There is a regular rush of votaries during all Fridays and on certain important days. The compiler was given to understand that special shringar or embellishment of the Devi are conducted in the temple as per the desire/request of the devotees. It means any devotee desiring to have special decoration may do so by contacting Poojaries well in advance.