Kiriteshwari (or Kiriteswari) Temple
Dahapara, Murshidabad
West Bengal, INDIA


Kiriteswari Temple, one of the 51 Pithasthanas (a place where some part of the body of the goddess Sati is said to have fallen) where the Kirit (the crown) of the goddess to have fallen is not far away. The ruins of some of the old temples are also of Archeological interest. The Dahapara temple nearby attracts many devotees

Kiriteshwari Mela
A fair is held every year on each Tuesday and Saturday of the month of Poush (December-January) at the Kiriteshwari Kali temple on the western bank of the Bhagirathi about five kilometres from the river bank. This fair attracts many pilgrims who bathe and offer prayers, as well as picnickers.

Jagat Bandhu Dham Mela
[A short walking distance from Kiriteshwari Temple]

Every year, in the month of Baisakh (April-May) a fair is held at the Jagat Bandhu (considered to be a reincarnation of Lord Krishna) Ashram when thousands of pilgrims and devotees congregate here. Kirtans are held throughout the day, for days together.

For a detailed reading about Kiriteshwari/Kiriteswari Temple of Dahapara, Murshidabad, West Bengal, please visit the following site:

http://www.hindubooks.org/temples/bengal/kiriteswari/



[Posted on August 20, 2004 - from Brooklyn, New York]