VISHALAKSHI TEMPLE, VARANASI
The Vishalakshi Temple or Vishalakshi Gauri Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Vishalakshi ( Vishalakshi in Sanskrit means "she who has large eyes"). It is located at Mir Ghat on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is generally regarded as a Shakti Pitha, the most sacred temple dedicated to the Hindu Divine Mother.
The earrings of the goddess Sati are said to have fallen on this holy spot of Varanasi. The temple is situated by the famous cremation grounds of Manikarnika. Vishalakshi Temple is known for its temple festival on Kajali Tij, held on the third day during a waning fortnight in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada (August). There are 4 incarnations of Adi parashakti ( Kamakshi]) is worshipped. Vishalakshi in the North, Renukakshi and Padmakshi in the West, Meenakshi in the South and Bahulakshi in the East. Vishalakshi temple stands 23th on the list of 51 shaktipeeths.
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