Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth - गुह्येश्वरी शक्ति पीठ

In all the Shakti Peeth's, Mata Sati's body parts fell, in the Guhyeshwari temple both the knees of mata fell, so it is called Shri Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth. This temple is dedicated to Guhyeshwari (Gupta Ishwari), the Devi is also known as Guhyakali. Bhairav ​​of Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth is Kapali.

Before visiting the famous Shri Pashupatinath temple of Nepal, it is considered mandatory to visit Mata Guhyeshwari. This tradition is still followed by the members of the royal family there. That is, first the Guhyeshwari temple is worshipped, only after that other temples are visited.

This Shaktipeeth is located about 1 km east of Shri Pashupatinath Temple and is situated near the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and especially for Tantric worshippers. Almost all the idols of Garbhagraha are made of gold and silver.

Like the Shri Pashupatinath Temple itself, only Hindus and Buddhists of Indian and Tibetan origin are allowed to enter the main temple. Many musical instruments used during the puja-arati were gifted by King Rana Bahadur.

The architecture of the temple is made in the Bhutanese Pagoda architectural style. Due to its proximity to the famous Mrigsthali forest and situated on the banks of the Bagmati river, the environment of the Guhyeshwari temple seems to be decorated with greenery and flowers. If you are going from Shri Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth to Shri Pashupatinath Temple by forest route, then be a little careful from the mischievous monkeys coming on the way.

Dashain and Navratri are the main festivals celebrated here, due to the proximity of Shri Pashupatinath temple, on Shivratri and Monday, devotees also come here for darshan.

Popular Name: Shri Guhyeshwari Temple

Key Highlights

◉ Both the knees of the maa shakti are situated in the Shaktipeeth.
◉ Kapali is Bhairav ​​of The Shaktipeeth.




The name of the temple is derived from the Sanskrit words Guhya (secret) and Ishwari (Devi). The 707th name of the Devi is mentioned in Lalita Sahasranama as 'Guhyarupini', which means that the form of the Devi is beyond human perception and is a mystery. Another argument is that it is the secret 16th letter of the Shodashi mantra. Guhyeshwari is a Shakti Peeth and is believed to be the place where Devi Sati's knees fell. Here the Devi is worshiped as Mahamaya or Mahashir and Bhagwan Shiva as Kapali.

The temple is also mentioned in the sacred texts of Kali Tantra, Chandi Tantra, Shiva Tantra Rahasya as one of the most important places to attain the power of Tantra. The Vishwaswaroopa of Devi Guheshwari shows her as a Devi of many and different colors with innumerable hands. The temple has divine female power and is considered to be the most powerful Purna Tantra Peeth as it is built over seventeen cremation grounds.

गुह्येश्वरी शक्ति पीठ हिन्दी में पढ़ें

गुह्येश्वरी मंदिर में माता के दोनों घुटने गिरे होने के कारण यह श्री गुह्येश्वरी शक्तिपीठ कहलाया जाता है। यह मंदिर गुह्येश्वरी (गुप्त ईश्वरी) को समर्पित है, देवी को गुह्यकाली भी कहा जाता है।


Basic Services
Prasad, Drinking Water, Shoe Store, Dharmshala, Sitting Benches
Bhagwan Shiv
Dedicated To
Maa Sati
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How To Reach

Road 🚗
Bagmati Road
Air ✈
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Coordinates 🌐
27.711292°N, 85.353381°E
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