The history of Maa Parvati temple in Baba Baidyanath Dham is interesting, there is also a tradition of alliance

Shravani Mela 2023: Out of 12 Jyotirlingas, Dwadash Jyotirlinga Baba Baidyanath Temple and all the temples in its premises have mythological significance. The most important among these is the worship of the devotee Maa Parvati after Baba. Where the devotees worship Maa Pavarti by queuing up for hours. Mother Shakti is sitting here with Baidyanath Jyotirlinga because of the heart failure of Mother Sati. This temple was built by former Sardar Panda Late Sri Sri Ratnapani Ojha between 1701 and 1710. There is importance of Shakti along with Shiva from this temple. The length of Maa Parvati temple is about 65 feet and the width is about 35 feet.

There are two forms of mother

Earlier there was a copper urn on the peak of Maa Parvati temple, later it was changed to a silver urn. Panchshul is also placed on top of the Kalash. The underside of the dome of the pinnacle is painted with saffron. The structure of this temple is different from other temples. There are light carvings on the outer side of this temple. To enter this temple, devotees cross the stairs from the temple courtyard and reach the courtyard of Maa Shakti Maa Parvati. Devotees salute the brass door in front. It was built in 1889 by Zamindar Shaligram Singh of Zamindar Panjiara Estate, who installed a brass gate. Shiva devotees bow down and reach the sanctum sanctorum of the mother, where two forms of the mother are seen, in which the form of mother Tripurasundari is seen on the left and mother Jaydurga on the right. Both these goddesses are the presiding deity of Vaidyanath Tirth, Goddess Jai Durga.

Worship is done by tantric method

After the worship of Baba, the importance of worship of Maa Tripurasundari and Maa Jaydurga located in Maa Parvati temple is more. The forms of both these goddesses are surrounded by steel grills all around. For this reason, after entering to worship Mother Shakti, devotees worship from the left side and exit from the right side. Here there is only one way of entry and exit for devotees and priests. In this temple, the Ojha family worships on behalf of the temple state. Here Mother Shakti is worshiped with Tantrik methods.

Devotees cannot worship for four days

Devotees can worship Maa Shakti throughout the years. Devotees cannot worship for four days only during Navratri of Ashwin month, from Saptami Tithi to Navami Tithi of Navratri. As soon as they enter this temple, the descendants of the Tirtha Purohit sit on their thrones in the courtyard of Maa Parvati to make their host perform Sankalp Puja. Among them, on the left are descendants of Laldhan Gulabdhan Panda, descendants of Kali Dwari Panda, descendants of Kailash Panda Tanpuriye, descendants of Kailash Panda Kangal Maharaj, descendants of Badko Chhotko family, descendants of Ganesh Karme family, descendants of Bhavani Shankar Karme family and Muchhal on the right. Descendants of the family, Descendants of Kunjilwar family, Descendants of Shivram Jairam family perform Sankalp Pooja, Upanayan, Marriage, Mundan, special Pooja etc rituals for their passengers. Daily evening aarti is performed by Panda Dharmarakshini Sabha in the same courtyard of Maa Parvati.

alliance tradition

According to the tradition, there is a tradition of joining Baba Baidyanath temple and Maa Parvati’s temple by tying it with holy threads. This tradition is called the alliance or alliance of Shiva and Shakti. The scriptures also describe the tradition of connecting the pinnacle of Baba Baidyanath temple and Maa Parvati’s temple with a thread alliance. The devotees who come here, after performing Jalabhishek of Baba, make a holy alliance between Baba Baidyanath and Maa Parvati temple for the fulfillment of their wishes and for the prosperity of the family. This practice is one of the specialties here. Which is not seen in any other Jyotirlinga.

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