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Posted: 04 February 2012 at 10:56pm | IP Logged
Thought of sharing this here,sorry if posted before.
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Daksha Prajpati Mandir

Kankhal


Haridwar is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Its original name was Mayapuri and it is mentioned in all our ancient Vedas and Puranas. The small town of Kankhal is very close to Haridwar and it has a beautiful temple to Shiva which is known as the Daksha Prajapati Mandir. The temple itself is not that old but the yajnashala or place where yajnas (fire sacrifices) are conducted is very old and it has been confirmed as the place in which the original Sati gave up her life for the sake of her husband who had been insulted by her father. Kankhal is the place where Sati's father who was one of the patriarchs of the ancient world had his capital and performed a famous yajna or sacrifice many hundreds of years ago. This yajna was obviously a very important one since it is mentioned in all our Puranas. 

Graveyard Sati
Sati Yajnashala at Daksha Prajpati Mandir

 

DAKSHA PRAJPATI MANDIR
Daksha Prajpati Mandir


Ancient-Banyan-Tree
Ancient Banyan at Sati Yajnashala at Daksha Prajpati Mandir


The present temple of Daksha Prajapati was the one where Sati gave up her life.  


Sati Shiva
Shiva's Grief


Graveyard of Satis
Graveyard of Sati's



Shiva's Grief

Source: http://www.vanamaliashram.org/Sati.html





Edited by nishkala - 05 February 2012 at 4:49am

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it's indeed a long post,.will cmnt after reading!

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Posted: 05 February 2012 at 4:52am | IP Logged
Originally posted by -Asmi-

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it's indeed a long post,.will cmnt after reading!

Oh yes Confused,sorry it has become really long!!Thanks for mentioningSmile
Ok,I will remove those things which are already known to everyone and keep only the pictures.And the link is also there so those who want to read the whole thing can always go there and read itSmile
thankyou.


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Gosh..feels terrible to even seeCry..I mean feels sad I mean..thank you so much yaar..This I never saw or knew ..So sweet of you..Clap

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Posted: 05 February 2012 at 5:03am | IP Logged
i had read the article long time back...
the idol they have made of Shiva holding a dead sati says it all...its heart breaking,and yet sends a shiver down your spine!

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oh this is very interesting..never knew abt this before
thanks for the share

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Posted: 05 February 2012 at 6:28am | IP Logged
I have been to that temple where Sati gave up her life and the Sati Kund, but now I wish I could go there and see it once more

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Posted: 05 February 2012 at 6:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by ratilal22192

I have been to that temple where Sati gave up her life and the Sati Kund, but now I wish I could go there and see it once more
how was the place?i heard it is pretty haunting!

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