గుహ్యెశ్వరీ శక్తిపీఠం - Guhyeshwari Temple
Guhyeshwari Temple, also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Adi Shakti. The temple is a Shakti Peetha near to the Pashupatinath Temple.........
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శ్రీ “గుహ్యెశ్వరీ/గుఃజేశ్వరి/గురేశ్వరి/మాహామాయ” దేవి మొదలైన పేర్లుగల ఈ శక్తిపీఠం నేపాల్ దేశంలో, కాట్మాండ్ పట్టణంలోని “బాగమతి” నది వడ్డున, “పశుపతినాథ్ దేవాలయం” దగ్గర వున్నది !!
“గుహ్యెశ్వరి” అనగా-(గుహ్య – రహస్య/రహస్యాంగ) – “ఈశ్వరి” అనగా ”దేవత”–“రహస్యాంగ దేవత” అని పూర్తి అర్దం..!
సతీదేవి “రహస్యాంగమ్”(Private Part) -“రెండు” ప్రదేశాలలో పడిందని, “మొదటి” భాగం(Outer Parts), అస్సాం రాష్ట్రంలోని, “గువా”హాతి (గౌహతి) లోని “కామాఖ్యదేవి ఆలయం” వద్ద, “రెండో” భాగం(Inner Parts) ఈ ప్రదేశంలో పడిందని ఇతిహాస కధనం..!
ఈ ఆలయం పూర్తిగా “తాంత్రిక విద్యోపాసన”కు సంబందించినది. “తాంత్రికులకు” అతి ముఖ్యమైన “ఉపాసన” స్థలంగా చెపుతారు!!
ఈఆలయం విశేషం ఏమిటంటే, ఆలయ ప్రాంగణం లోనికి “హిందూ ఏతరులకు” (అన్య మతస్తులకు) ప్రవేశం లేదు.!
పూర్వం ఈ ఆలయం ఒక చిన్న “ఖాళీ ప్రదేశంలో” వుండేది. అక్కడే నివాసముండే కొంతమంది గ్రామస్తులు మొదటసారిగా ఈ దేవిని ఆరాధించటం ప్రారంభించారు. ఆ పరిణామ క్రమంలో భాగంగా, “రాజా ప్రతాప్ మల్ల” 17 వ శతాబ్దం ప్రారంభంలో(1653) ప్రస్తుతం ఉన్న ఈ ఆలయాన్ని నిర్మించారు.
ఈ ఆలయం “భూటాన్ దేశ సంస్కృతికి అనుగుణంగా వారి “పగోడ” ఆకారంలో నిర్మించబడి, చూపరులకు ఆకర్షించేదిగా “వుండకపోవటం” ఆశ్చర్యంగా వుంటుంది.!
ఐతే, ఈ ఆలయ “ప్రధాన మందిరం” పుష్పమాలలతో అందంగా అలంకరించి వుండి, చూడటానికి చాలా మనోహరంగా వుంటుంది..!
మరో ఆశ్చర్యకరమైన విషయం ఏమిటంటే , ఇక్కడ ఆలయంలో వివాహం జరుపుకున్న జంటలు, మరో “ 6 జన్మలు పాటు” అదే “సహచర-జంట”(same couple) లుగా “పునర్జన్మలు” ఎత్తుతారని ఇక్కడి ప్రజల ప్రఘాడ నమ్మకం !
ఈ ఆలయంలో జరిగే “నవరాత్రి పండుగ”ల సందర్భంగా నేపాల్ రాజు , అతని కుటుంబ సభ్యులు కలిసి “భాగమతి” నదిలో పవిత్ర స్నానం చేసి పూజించే సంప్రదాయం ఇప్పటికీ కొనసాగుతోంది !!
పెళ్ళైన వారు, తమ భర్తల ఆరోగ్యం కోసం ఇక్కడి దేవిని పూజిస్తూవుంటారు !! అలాగే “శత్రు-విజయం” కోసం కూడా ప్రార్ధనలను చేస్తువ వుంటారు.!
Guhyeshwari Temple (Nepali: गुह्येश्वरी मन्दिर), also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples inKathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Adi Shakti. The temple is a Shakti Peetha near to the Pashupatinath Temple. It is said that this temple is the Shakti chair of Pasupanath Temple. King Pratap Malla built this temple in the 17th century. The goddess is also called Guhyekali. It is the main temple, dedicated to Guhyeshwari, It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and especially for Tantric worshipers.
The temple name originates from the Sanskrit words Guhya (Secret) and Ishwari (Goddess). In 'Lalitha Sahasranama' the 707th name of Goddess is mentioned as 'Guhyarupini' (The form of Goddess is beyond human perception and it is secret. Another argument is that it is the secret 16th syllable of the Shodashi Mantra)(LS 137th verse: Sarasvati shastramayi| Guhaamba guhyaruupini||). It is believed that Sati Devi's corpse's parts fell in different region when Shiva took it and roamed around the world in sorrow. The Temple of Guhyeshwari lies about 1 km east of Pasupanath and is located near the banks of the Bagmati River. The main stotras dedicated to goddess are Guhya Kali Sahasranama Stotra, Guhyakali Gadya Sanjeevana Stotram and Guhyakali Mahavajra Kavacha Stotram.
The Temple as a Shakti Peeth
The mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation had immense significance in shaping the ancient Sanskrit literature and even had impact on the culture of India. It led to the development of the concept of Shakti Peethas and there by strengtheningShaktism. Enormous mythological stories in puranas took the Daksha yaga as the reason for its origin.The Guhyeshwari temple, dedicated to Parvati, Shiva's wife, was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century and is considered to be one of the sacred sites of Hinduism. When Shiva was insulted by his father in law, Parvati was so angry that she burst into flames, an event which gave rise to the practice of Sati, or self-immolation. Shiva was grief-stricken and picked up her corpse and began to wander about as her body parts fell to the earth. The temple marks the spot where her yoni fell; guhya means vagina and ishwari means goddess. The goddess is worshipped at the centre of the temple in a kalasha (water jar) that is covered with a layer of silver and gold. The temple stands at the centre of a courtyard and is topped with four gilded snakes that support the finial roof. Shakti Peethas are shrines or divine places of the Mother Goddess. These are places that are believes to have enshrined with the presence of Shakti due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered throughout Aryavartha in sorrow. There are 51 Shakti Peethas corresponding to the 51 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. Each temple possesses shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava. The Shakti is Mahashira and the Bhairava is Kapali. This temple is revered by Tantric practitioners and Tantric rites are performed in this temple. The temple is also mentioned in the Kali tantra, Chandi tantra, Shiva tantra Rahasya as one of the most important places for gaing the power of tantra. The Vishwasorup of goddess Guheshwori shows her as a many and different coloured headed goddess with innumerable hands. The temple gets much crowded during Dashain and Navaratri.
The Twenty-four Tantric Power Places/ Guhyeshwari Temple
"Guhyeshwari Temple (Nepali:गुह्येश्वरी मन्दिर), also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Adi Shakti. This refers to the popular legend where Shiva distressed was carrying the corpse of Devi Sati and Vishu annihilated it with his Sudarshan Chakra. Shiva later declared the 51 such places where Devi Sati's body parts fell to be worshipped as the Shakti Peethas and meditated at all these places as various forms of Bhairavas. The place where Devi Sati's knees fell is Guheswari in Kathmandu. In Nepal the form of Shakti is Mahashira and the form of Bhairava is Kapali. King Pratap Malla built this temple in the 17th century.
The temple name originates from guhya (cave) and ishwari (goddess). Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter this temple.
Guheswari Temple is located near Pashupatinath Temple. It represents female force. The famous Temple of Guheswori lies about a km east of. Guheswori temple is located at the left bank of the Bagamati river.
Guheswori temple belongs to female energy force and it goddess temple."
"Guhyeshwari Temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Parvati and she was the wife of Lord Shiva. She was upset and decided to end her life. According to Hindu folklore she burnt herself to death and Lord Shiva was shocked when he returned. It is believed that after the death of Parvati, Lord Shiva wandered across the world carrying the body of Parvati which was also known as Sati Devi. When Lord Shiva was wandering with his wife her yoni or the female sexual organ fell on this place where the temple was created. Initially, a small monument was created on the place where the yoni fell and the villagers started worshipping the cenotaph. During 17th century, King Pratap Malla decided to change the monument into a temple. Thus the Guhyeshwari Temple was created where the Yoni of Parvati is worshipped now.
Guhyeshwari Temple seems to be quite fragile and this temple is designed in Bhutanese pagoda style of architecture. Though the exterior of the temple is quite simple and not very enticing, but the ambiance of the temple is well adorned with flower motifs and patterns. The name of this temple was actually derived from two Sanskrit words Guhya which means female sexual organ or Vagina and Ishwari which means goddess. This temple signifies the accord between male and female force of creation. Tourists not belonging to Hindu religion are not allowed to cross the main entrance of the temple."
The Guhyeshwari Temple is dedicated to Shiva’s shakti in her terrible manifestation as Kali. This lies on the bank of Bagmati River near to Pashupatinath Temple, entry is banned to all except Hindus. Guhyeshwari was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century and the temple, standing in a paved courtyard surrounded by Dharmashalas (pilgrims’ rest houses), is topped by an open roof with four gilded snakes arching up to support the roof finial.
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