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Harsiddhi

Teacher is telling story to kid of Mata Harsiddhi on personal coaching...

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Hello Kid. Today I will tell you the story of Goddess Harsiddhi. A very famous temple of Harsiddhi is in Ujjain.

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Ok Miss. Will you start it from beginning?

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Yes. Now, I am starting. Listen carefully.

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Ok.

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The Temple of Harsiddhi is one of the prominent Temple of Ujjain. The image of goddess Harsiddhi painted with vermilion is located between the images of goddess Mahalakshmi and goddess Mahasaraswati in the temple. "Shreeyantra" is also located in Harsiddhi temple and according to the tradition, this is the real Harsiddhi. In tantric tradition it is regarded as a "Siddha Peeth".

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Miss, why is it called "Shakti Peeth"?

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According to the Shivpurana, when Lord Shiva was taking the great Sati from the yagya of Daksha Prajapati, the elbow of Sati fell at this place. According to Skandhpurana and Shivcharitra, total 51 shakti peeths are existing, where Sati's body parts fell. Harisiddhi temple is the 26th shakti peeth.

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Miss, then why is the name of this temple Harsiddhi Temple? Why not Sati Temple?

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According to the Skandhpurana, the goddess was called Harsiddhi for killing two demons "Chand-Prachand". Bufeloes were used to be sareificed here, according to the folk tradition. Harsiddhi is the worshipping goddess of King Vikramaditya.

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Miss, why they two pillars stand in the temple?

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That two are not pillars, they are lamp columns. There is a mention of the Harsiddhi temple in the book of thirteen centuary but the present temple of the Maratha period. The two lamp columns situated in the court yard of the temple exhibit the Maratha style. Height of both columns is 61 feet and total 756 lamp glow in these two lamp columns.

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On one of the columngate of step, Era 1447 is inscribed in present. There are few other temples of the gods and goddess in temple premises. The Karkoteshwar Mahadev temple is situated in the temple premises and it comes into the 84 Mahadev. In both of the Navratree occasions, special worship and celebration performed here in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin.

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Miss, my family is very religious. May I know the worship details of Harsiddhi temple?

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Yes. Temple timings is 5:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Milk and sweet offers to goddess in morning and fruits offers in evening.
If your family wants to blaze lamp columns, then they have to first deposit a fixed amount in office and come with following stuff:

  1. 4 oil canes
  2. 2 pair of Saree and Blaujh for Mata Harsiddhi
  3. 250 gm Vermilion
  4. 200 gm Ghee
  5. 100 gm jasmine oil
  6. Suhag's stuff for Mata Harsiddhi
  7. 1 Magalsutra
  8. 5 Qunice and 5 garland with some flowers
  9. 1 kg sweet


This worship is done at 5:30 PM.

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Wow! miss. I will go there with my family and tell them, that I have lots of information about the Harsiddhi Temple.

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Good. Ok, now we will continue in next class.