मां पीताबंरा का मंदिर – Pitambara Peeth Temple Madhya Pradesh
Shri Pitambara Peetha is one of the most famous and powerful Shakti Peetha of Maa Baglamukhi which was established by Bramhaleen Pujyapaad RashtraGuru Anant Shree Swami Ji Maharaj.
Shri Peetambra Peeth is located in the Datia town of Madhya Pradesh. The temple is consecrated to Goddess Baglamukhi. The shrine of Goddess Dhumavati can also be seen in the temple premises. Goddess Dhumavati and Baglamukhi are considered as the Mahavidyas. The shrines of Lord Parshuram, Lord Hanuman, Lord Kaal Bhairav and various god and goddess are installed in the temple premises. Haridra lake is situated in the front of the main temple.
Shri Pitambara Peeth temple has a Sanskrit library which houses the books that clarifies the historical backdrop of this temple and holy mantras for different sort of sadhanas and tantras. The temple likewise leads Sanskrit banters about. The Pitambara peeth likewise has a Vankhandeswar Shiva temple, the historical backdrop of which dates backs to the season of Mahabharata.
Goddess Bagalamukhi is one of the ten mahavidyas and she is otherwise called awesome intelligence goddesses. In Northern Parts of India, Goddess Baglamukhi is worshiped as Pitambara Maa. The shakti peeth of Baglamukhi was built up in 1935 by Bramhaleen Pujyapaad Rashtra Guru Anant Shree Swami Ji Maharaj. He additionally settled the temple of Goddess Dhumavati inside the temple complex. Right now, Shri Pitambara Peeth is overseen by a trust.
The incredible anecdote about the root of Bagalamukhi says that, once, an enormous tempest lashed onto earth, and debilitated to demolish every one of the manifestations of Gods. On their demand, Goddess Bagalamukhi rose up out of the `Haridra lake` to quiet down the damaging tempest. Another story goes that Madan, an evil spirit experienced retribution and won the aid, as per which whatever he would say that will happen. He began hassling honest individuals and devtas. Goddess Bagalamukhi kept the demon`s frenzy by holding his tongue and quieting him until the end of time. Be that as it may, before she could slaughter the devil, he asked for that he ought to be likewise venerated close by the goddess. Thus, Madan, the evil spirit is appeared with Goddess together.
Datiya is a city from the time of mahabharat and this has been proved by the archeological deparment of india .When you land on the railway station of datiya the Board it self tells that this is the land of Maa Peetambara peeth what many of us don’t know is that this city has a fort as well and owner of the fort is the same king “ Raja bir singh judev” one who has build the fort of orcha .
Goddess Bagalamukhi is one of the ten mahavidyas (great wisdom goddesses) in Hinduism. She is also known as Pitambara Maa in Northern Parts of India. Datia is in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in Bundelkhand region. Bundelkhand anciently known as Chedi Kingdom, got its name from Bundela Rajputs. The region is now divided between the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Shri Peetambara Peetha is one of the most famous Shakti Peetha of Baglamukhi Devi in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, approximately 75 km from Gwalior and approximately 30 km from Jhansi.
Shri Pitambara Peeth is one of the most famous Shakti Peetha of Baglamukhi which was established by Bramhaleen Pujyapaad RashtraGuru Anant Shree Swami Ji Maharaj in 1920s. He also established the temple of goddess Dhumavati within the ashram. Dhumavati and Baglamukhi are the two of the ten Mahavidyas. In addition to those, thereare temples of Parshuram, Hanuman, Kal Bhairav and other god and goddess spread across the large area of Ashram. Currently the Peeth is maintained by a trust. There is a Sanskrit library which was established by the Pujyapaad, and is maintained by Ashram. One can get the books explaining the history of the Ashram and secret Mantras of various kind of Sadhanas and tantras. One of the unique feature of the Ashram is its endeavor to spread the light of Sanskrit language to young children , free of cost. Ashram conducts Sanskrit debates across the years.
Pujyapaad was called ‘Swamiji’or ‘Maharaaj’ by the devotees. No one knows from where he came, or his name; nor did he disclose this to anyone. Pujyapaad was a strong devotee of Goddess Pitambara. He had a natural liking for the Sanskrit language. He was having good knowledge of Urdu, Persian and Arabic, English, Pali, Prakrit languages. He liked the classical music and various great classical musicians of that time used to visit the ashram. Some of the musicians who visited the ashram are Pundit Gundai Maharaj, Siyaram Tiwari, Rajan Sajay Mishra, Dagar Bandhu etc. One of the greatest classical musician Acharaya Brhaspati was follower of Pujyapaad.
This shakti peeth has Vankhandeswar Shiva Temple as well which is said to be of the time of Mahabharata.People of Datia are very simple and live religious life. One should visit the ashram with very pure heart and full devotion and should maintain purity of the place in all circumstances.
There is Haridra lake in front of the main temple and at the back, there is an office and other buildings. The building also houses a Sanskrit library and a school. Founder of the Peeth, Swamiji Maharaj, was a connoisseur of language, literature and classical music. Renowned classical musicians often visited this Peeth to meet Swamiji.
Pitambara Peeth was, according to many legends ‘Tapasthali’ (place of meditation) of many mythological as well as real life people. The shivlingam of shree Vankhandeswar Shiva is tested and approved by the Archeological Survey of India to be of the same age as that of the Mahabharata. It is primarily a Shakta place of worship (devoted to Mother Goddess).
At the time of Indo China war, a Rashtra Raksha Anushtan yagya was started. The process was complete and successful. Maharaj ji wished to establish Bhagvati Dhumavati’s temple and he did. He also composed some literature about Bhagvati Dhumavati.
Weather it is 1965 or 1971 – whenever enemy descended upon Indian turf, Shri Datiya Pitambara Peeth has responded with vigor and launched a spiritual attack by Tantrik Anushthanam for thwarting the enemy efforts. On completion of an anusthanam enemy forces always retreated. Recently a successful anushthanam was held for Pakistani invasion on Kargil front. Pitambara Shakti Peeth Datiya is where motherland is worship is valued and respected the most.
The legendary story that looms around the origin of Bagalamukhi that, once upon a time, a huge storm lashed onto earth, and threatened to destroy all of god`s creation. As a result all the gods assembled in the Saurashtra region. Goddess Bagalamukhi emerged from the `Haridra Sarovar`, pacified by the prayers of the gods, calmed down the destructive storm. Yet another story goes on to explain that a demon named Madan underwent penance and won the boon of vak siddhi, according to which whatever he said, happened the exact way. Starting to take his boon as a point to harass innocent people, the heavenly livings were severely enraged, thereby worshipping Bagalamukhi. She stopped the demon`s rampage by gripping his tongue and silencing his speech forever. However, before she could kill him, he requested her that he is worshipped alongside the goddess, and she yielded. That is why Madan (the demon) is shown with her together. A skilled pandit performs the Bagalamukhi Puja, as a slightest mistake in the ritual can bring about worse effects. The puja is organized according to the Vedic ritual, to overwhelm enemies. It not only diminishes the power of the enemy, but also creates an atmosphere where he/she becomes hopelessly unaided. The energised Baglamukhi Yantra is also used for the same purpose. It shields the person from enemies and evils.
Festivals celebrated at Pitambara Peeth
Both Navratris, Guru Purnima and Maha Nirvana Din (the death anniversary of Maharaj-ji) are primary days of Festivities at the ashram. As per Shakta system; Navaratri are perfect and auspicious day to start a Sadhana. A community hawan is organized on Ninth day of Navaratri. Markings of Lotus feet of Guru are worshipped on day of Guru Purnima. Vasant Panchami is celebrated with much joy. Every morning Saraswati Pujan is performed. Evenings see the Ashram immersed in sounds of India classical music.
Peetambara Mata Aarti Timings
Morning Arti : 7am Prabhat aarti
Evening :7pm Sandhya aarti
Night :8.30 pm shiringar aarti
night: 9.00 pm badi aarti
Astmi poornima amavasya and sakranti are special days
Sleeping time 12 noon to 2 pm
How to reach datia to visit pitambara peeth?
There is a railway station in datia but most of the trains do not stop here. Most of the trains stops in jhansi which is 3o km far from Datia. So book your ticket for jhansi (Uttar Pradesh). One can easily get a bus from jhansi to datia. All the buses go to Gwalior via datia. Datia is 75 km far from gwalior. One can also take bus or taxi from gwalior to visit datia. It is better to reach the temple in the morning. Baglamukhi Aarti is done in the morning at 5.00 am. The environment of the temple is very pleasant.
By Air – Gwalior has its own airport that is situated 8 km away from the main city. Gwalior is connected by air from Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, and Delhi. Datia is 75 km away from Gwalior.
By Rail – Pitambra Peeth is located at the entrance of Datia city. Datia railway station 3 km from the Peetambra and Bus stand is located at the distance of 1 km. Auto are available from the railway station and bus stand to reach Pitambra Peeth. This route is well connected by Rail from all parts of India.
By Road – Lot of state and Private buses ply regularly from all major cities. Overnight A/C tourist buses are available from Delhi (321 km), Indore (486 km), Agra (118 km) and Jaipur (350 km).
Places of Interest
Balaji Dham Unnav – 17 km from here and he is an ichha purti temple.Unnav is seventeen kilometers from Datia Headquarters. Balaji Temple is very old temple is said to date from Pre-Historic times. People from very distant places flock to the Balaji Sun Temple on pilgrimage. There is a tank in the vinicity said to contain sacred water and is the popular belief that lepers who take a bath in these waters are cured of their terrible affliction. This is also known as Balaji-Dham. Unnav is connected by road only.
Sonagiri temples – Sonagiri is a famous pilgrimage of the Jains, who come in large numbers annually to worship at these beautiful temples. There are more than One Hundred temples and atract visitors and tourists from distant places. Sonagir is located at 15 Km. from Datia and is connected by Road and Train.
Rajgarh Palace – is located near Pitambra Peeth. This was built by King Shatrujit Bundela. Palace is made of Bundeli Archetecture. Museum is also located this place and is collection of Geological & Cultural Importance things.
Badoni – This place is known as Chhoti Badoni and is located about 10 Km. from Datia City. There are Guptkalin temples of “Boddh” and “Jain” Religion and famous for Bundeli Archetecture “Fort” and “Hawelies”
Gujarra – is 17 Km. from Datia and is famous for “Ashoka’s Shilalekh”.
Seondha – is located 70 Km. from Datia and is connected road only. This Tehsil Headquarter is famous for Water fall on Sindh River, Kanhargarh Fort, and Nandnandan temple. At fifteen kilometers from Seondha there is famous temple of “Ratangarh Mata” Temple. This temple is located in dense forest.
Bhander – is located 30 Km. from Datia. Bhander is recently merged as 3rd Tehsil in Datia District. Mahabharat period name of Bhander was “Bhandakpur” and famous for Son-Tallaiya, Laxman Mandir and Old Fort.
Pancham Kavi ki Toriya – This natural and beautiful place is located 4 Km from Datia and is famous for “Bhairav Temple”.
Udnu ki Toriya – This place is famous for “Hanuman Temple” and is located 8 Km from Datia on the very high Place having about 350 steps.
Botonical Garden – This is located on Datia-Bhander road at 5 Km. This place is developed by Forest Department and is dense forest as well as natural place.
Other Places – In Datia City there are lot of beautiful temples. Datia is known as “Laghu Vrandaban” some of these are “Avadh Bihari Temple”, “Shivgir Temple”, “Vijay-Raghav Temple”, “Govind Temple”, and “Bihariji Temple”.