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Timings : Morning: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Evening: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Katyayani Peeth, Vrindavan, Vrindavan Overview

The Katyayani Peeth temple in Vrindavan, also known as Uma Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti peeths in the country and is a must-visit for anyone who comes to Vrindavan. One should definitely come to Katyayani Peeth at least once in a lifetime to celebrate Navratri or Vijaya Dashami. The grand celebration is a sight for sore eyes. Take a stroll in the nearby sacred groves and enjoy street food at the nearby bazaars. You will definitely have a wonderful day. You can go solo or go with your family and dear ones, the excitement does not reduce.

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Timings to Visit Katyayani Peeth

The Katyayani Temple is open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the morning and 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the evening. The timings, however, change during the winter as it is open from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the evening.

Legend of Katyayani Peeth

According to mythology, it is believed that when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra to cut Maa Sati’s body to relieve Lord Shiva from the sorrow of losing his wife, the ringlets of her hair fell in this place. Maa Sati is known as ‘Uma’ here and Lord Shiva is known as ‘Bhotesh’. However, the most significant thing about this place is that five different deities from five different sects are worshipped here. Each idol is worshipped according to the particular sect’s methodology. Along with Goddess Uma, Lord Shiva, Lord Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Surya, and Lord Ganesha are also worshipped here.

Best Time to Visit Katyayani Peeth

You can visit the temple at any time you want. It is open round the year. However, the best time to enjoy is during Vijayadashami, Durga Puja, and Navratri. The temple is beautifully decorated and the environment is joyous. It will definitely leave you feeling happy and content.

Attractions Nearby Katyayani Peeth

Iskcon Temple
The Iskon Temple is one of the most famous temples in Vrindavan. It is the best destination to spend time with your dear ones. People from all over the world come to this temple to offer their prayers to Lord Krishna. Hundreds of devotees from around the world gather every day to offer their prayers. On the orders of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the temple was constructed in the year 1975. One should attend the aarti sessions to get the full essence of the temple. This temple is around 4 kilometres from the Katyayani Peeth Temple.

Jagannatha Temple
It is one of the four dhams in India. Located approximately 1.5 Kilometers away from the Katyayani Peeth temple, the Jagannath Temple sits on the bank of river Yamuna near the well known Keshi Ghat. Shri Gyan Prakashji Maharaj is known to maintain and manage the temple. Thousands of devotees from around the world gather at the temple each day to seek blessings of Lord Krishna. The best time to visit this temple, however, is during the Rath Yatra which happens around July every year.

Tips For Visiting Katyayani Peeth

While visiting the Katyayani Temple, it is advisable to not litter around any type of garbage or anything that can be considered as garbage in the temple premises. It is advisable to keep quiet inside the temple premises so as to not disturb the devotees offering prayers or meditating.

How To Reach Katyayani

The Katyayani Temple is situated in Vrindavan. It is located close to the Bus stand on Bhuteshwar Road. It is located close to the Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple. You can take a bus from anywhere around the city. The city is well connected with by cabs and auto rickshaws which can drop you at the temple at nominal prices. If you want to visit the temple first thing after reaching Vrindavan, the nearest railhead is Vrindavan railway Station which is approximately 1.5 Kilometers away from the temple.

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