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Attahas Temple or Phullora Attahas is one among the Sakthi Peetams, situated in Birbum, West Bengal. This temple is located in Dakshini, East Burdwan, which is very close to the Ishani River. The temple is located in a place of natural beauty and has a salubrious environment, which attracts a lot of devotees. The word Attahas comes from the Sanskrit word “Has”, which means to laugh louder. This is the site where the “Upper Lips” of the Goddess Sati fell on the earth. The lips are so large that they are almost 15 to 18 feet wide. This is one of the prominent pilgrim spots in West Bengal, where Goddess Durga is highly venerated.
The temple of Attahas has a stone deity that is fifteen feet long, which symbolizes the lips of the Goddess. There is a natural pond in this temple, where Hanuman collected more than a hundred lotuses when Lord Rama wanted to worship Goddess Durga. It is believed that the statue here was in the temple till 1915. After that, the original Idol was kept in the Museum of Bangiya Sahitya Parishad. It is also believed that the original statue of the Goddess was replaced, as it was stolen.
The temple is situated at 350 meters above sea level. There are two statues of Goddess Parvati. One is Bhavani, and the other one is Devi Sati. The stucco-styled images are highly impressive. There is a separate shrine for Lord Shiva, where he is revered as Lord Chandrasekar. This temple is built using marbles and has beautiful art and decorations. The temple is believed to be 5000 years old and has been renovated recently.
Phullora Mela is a grand festival celebrated in this town, where a lot of devotees from various parts of the world, gather to celebrate the festival. Other important festivals are Shiva Ratri, Durga Pooja, and Navaratri. Navratri is celebrated for ten days, where the deity is decorated and ambulated in the streets. This is accompanied by music and dance, which fills the place with a festive mood.
This shrine is highly popular in Kolkata, and people undertake a pilgrimage to the temple. It is believed that the Goddess will be like the amulet to protect the people against all odds. Many people worship this deity to get a good job and enhance their careers. People facing trouble in their marriage and those seeking a good life partner will get favorable results.
The nearest international airport is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. This is at a distance of almost 113 kilometers from Attahas Shaktipeeth.
The nearest Railway station is 29.7 kilometers from Attahas Shaktipeeth. It is advisable to reach the temple through local transport.
There are several buses which connect to Attahas. Local and private transport are also available in plenty.
|S No||Day/Temple Pooja Timing||Timings|
|1||Monday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|2||Tuesday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|3||Wednesday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|4||Thursday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm||5||Friday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|6||Saturday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm||7||Sunday||6:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|8||Temple Closing Timings||12:30 pm to 4:30 pm|
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