Brief History: The Shakti peeth Mandir is spread over an area of about 3300 square yards. The land for the Mandir was allotted to R.W.A. Sector-31 Gurgram by HUDA in 2003. The construction of the Mandir building started in 2004. Initially, the Ram Darbar Mandir, Durga ji Mandir, Radha-Krishan Mandir with Parikarmas were constructed.
The Shiv Parivar was temporarily established in front of Durga Mata ji Mandir. The sthapna of the Moorties in respective Mandirs were performed on 10th February 2009. After that Basement hall, upper hall, Shiv Mandir and Hanuman ji Mandir were constructed. The expansion work with some modifications is still in progress.
How to reach Mandir: The Mandir is situated in Sectoor-41 adjoining to South-City 1, outside village Silokhra on the main dividing road of Sector 30-31, and Sector 40-41. Coming from Delhi, take Exit 8 on NH8 and turn left on the above road. It is hardly one kilometer from NH-8. It is 2 kilometers from metro station Huda City Center. From Main Bus Stand, it is about 4 kilometers. The location of the Mandir can also be searched on Google Search & Google Maps.
Main Features of the Mandir:
In the Mandir, the idols of following dieties are established:
- DURGA MATA JI
- RAM DARBAR
- RADHA KRISHAN
- SHIV PARIVAR
- PANCH MUKHI HANUMAN JI AND SALASAR BALA JI
- SHIRDI SAI BABA JI
- SHANI MAHARAJ AND NAV GRAH
The entrance (MAIN GATE) of the Mandir is very large and attractive. The mandir is three side open.The boundary of the mandir is surrounded by lushgreen trees. The front lawn is very grassy and well maintained.
The Mandir has two spacious Halls of about 4000 square feet each with a sitting capacity of around 300-350 people. The basement hall is used for various social gatherings and religious functions. While, the upper hall is used for religious functions only.
All the festivals viz JANAMASHTAMI, MAHA-SHIVRATRI, RAM NAVMI, NAVRATRAS, ANN KOOT BHANDARA, etc. are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
The Mandir halls are used for various fnctions:
Upper Mandir Hall: This hall is generally used for religious functions like Jagran, Mata ki chowki, Bhajan Sandhya, Kirtan, Sunder Kand path, and katha etc.
Basement Hall: It is generally given for social functions like Prayer meetings, Rasam Pagree, Uthala, meetings, lectures etc.
In the Mandir premises, a charitable medical center and school for poor children is also run.
SHAKTI PEETH MEDICAL CENTER:
In the Mandir premises, a free charitable medical center is run by Otsuka Chemicals under CSR. The medical center is operational on all the days except on Sundays and holidays. The following facilities are provided here:
SHAKTI PEETH GYAN KENDRA:
A charitable School for the poor and down trodden children is also run in the mandir premises.The Children are provided with free education,Stationery,Uniforms,Milk in the morning after prayer and lunch in the noon.
The Shakti Peeth (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ, Śakti Pīṭha, seat of Shakti) are significant shrines and pilgrimage destinations in Shaktism, the goddess-focused Hindu tradition. There are 51 or 108 Shakti peethas by various accounts, of which between 4 and 18 are named as Maha (major) in medieval Hindu texts.
Most of these historic places of goddess worship are in India, but there are seven in Bangladesh, three in Pakistan, two in Nepal, and one each in Tibet and Sri Lanka.
Various legends explain how the Shakti Peetha came into existence. The most popular is based on the story of the death of the goddess Sati. Out of grief and sorrow, Shiva carried Sati’s body, reminiscing about their moments as a couple, and roamed around the universe with it. Vishnu had cut her body into 52 body parts, using his Sudarshana Chakra, which fell on Earth to become sacred sites where all the people can pay homage to the Goddess. To complete this massively long task, Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava.
Hinduism is a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal. With approximately one billion followers, Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion by population, and the majority religion in India, Nepal and Bali (Indonesia).
Hinduism has been called the “oldest religion” in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, “the eternal law” or the “eternal way” beyond human origins.