Chhinna Masta Bhagwati

Chhinna Masta Bhagwati

Chhinna Masta Bhagwati is near the Indian border, 10 km south of Rajbiraj, the headquarters of the Saptari districts. The people scarify goats, sheep, pigeons, and ducks at this temple after fulfilling individual wishes. It is said that about 125 years ago the Bhagwati temple of Sakhada was in the shape of a cave. In BS. 2028, the then Indian Railway Minister, Lalit Narayan Mishra had built the temple with three-room for Dharma-sala. Similarly, in BS. 2044, King Birendra Birbikram Shahadev provided assistance of Rs 5 lakh to build a pagoda-style grand temple of Chhinnamastika Bhagawati. According to history, in the fifth generation of the Nanya Dev dynasty, King Sakrasen came to Saptari to live in exile. At that time, the area
was covered with forest and fauna. During the deforestation, he found a Bhagwati statue and worshiped it as Kuldevi, which was named after him and called Sarkaswori. Since the head of the goddess is beheaded and it is called Chhinna masta Bhagwati. The devotees worship Sakhadeshwari Bhagwati as Shakti Peetha and it is belied that every individual wishes will be fulfilled. Therefore, there is an annual gathering of visitors and devotees from different states of India and different religions of Nepal. From a tourist point of view, this place is considered very important.