Sankatha Temple in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Here is some information about Sankatha Temple in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh India.

Location:  6 km from Cantt. railway station at Scindhia Ghat, Varanasi, U.P.
Built in: Memory of sankata devi
Dedicatedto:Godess of Remedy, Sankata Devi
Entry: Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing:04:00Am to 11:00Pm
Visiting Timing: 20 Mins
Best time to Visit: March to Oct
Aarti Time:Artis: Mangla-4:30/6:30, Bhog-2:30pm,
Shringar-11pm, Shayan-11pm,
Friday- special day, opens on all days
Nearest Railway Station: Varanas
Nearest Air Port:Varanasi

Sankatha temple was made in the memory of sankata devi that was celebrated at the 8th day of navrata. The meaning of sankatha is protection so sankatha devi refers as the natural power against danger. Mata durga devi was the nine sister's that is main reason of nine days navrata festival during which do fast means doesn't eat whole day and have the salt free foodstuff in the evening after the mata aarti. Some wish to end their navaratra session at the seven while some either on the eighth or ninth day with serving Prasad and food to nine girls it the complete process of Mata navratra festival. Among the all day eighth day is dedicated to mata sankatha devi and she was the younger sister mata vaisno devi and origanlly known as Matrika (mother). As per the vedic stories she also called as the vikat Matrika or the fierce mother she is the self noticeable goddess.

The celebrated sankatha temple is located near the sindhi ghat and above the sankatha ghat when you will visit you would found the lions pictures in the premises of this temple. One remarkable thing is there are nine more temples in the same series that is also situated nearby this temple. Sankatha temple cataract in the surrounding area of two utter most powerful peeths called seedh peeth (seedheshwar temple) and panch vidya peeth (atma veershewar temple). Mata idol decorated on the auspicious occasion or on demand this place opens at 5.am while close at 10pm. Friday is considered as the special dedicated to mata sankatha and on this weak day special aarti program held in score of people comes to take Mata's blessings. They believed Mata sankatha blessing gives them protection from unethical assets and brings energy in their body for the humanity. 
History of the Sankatha Temple 

Sankatha Temple was built in the memory of sankata devi which is celebrated in the Navratra at the 8th day. 8th day of the Navratra is dedicated to the mata sankatha devi and She is the younger sister of the Mata Vaisno Devi. It is believed that Mata Sankatha blesses Her devotees with the prosperity and brings energy in their body for the humankind.
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How to Rich Sankatha Temple in Varanasi 

By Road:Varanasi lies on NH2 from Calcutta to Delhi, NH7 to Kanya Kumari and NH29 to Gorakhpur. Some important road distances are: Agra 565 km, Allahabad 128 km, Bodhgaya 240 km, Delhi 780km, Khajuraho 405 km, Lucknow 286 km.

By Rail:Varanasi is an important and major rail junction, served by trains from all metros and major cities across the country. It is directly connected with New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun.

By Air:Direct, daily flights are available between Varanasi and New Delhi from Babatpur airport which is 22 km from Varanasi and 30 km from Sarnath. It also connects Varanasi to Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Calcutta, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar.

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