Sankatha Devi Temple, one of the most revered and powerful Temple in Varanasi, is located among the city’s intricate alleyways high above the Sankatha Ghat.
Sankatha Devi is Mata Vaishno Devi‘s younger sister. According to popular belief, Mata Sankatha bestows fortune on Her followers and infuses their bodies with vitality for humanity.
Sankatha Devi shields Her followers from all life’s difficulties by eradicating such perils. Her followers refer to her as a Matrika, or motherly figure. She is referred to as the Vikat Matrika, which is Sanskrit for “Fierce Mother” in Puranic legends.
The Sankatha Temple in Varanasi is devoted to the “Goddess of Remedy,” also known as the Sankatha Devi. It is situated next to the Sindhia Ghat. Inside the building, a huge lion statue may be found. The shrine also contains statues of the nine planets. The most revered deity in the temple, Sankatha Mata, is represented by a four-armed idol.
The Mata idol is silver-plated. It is said that the Sankatha Devi idol, which stands between four and five feet tall, is self-manifested. The idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhairav are located on either side of the Mata. Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman’s idols are guarded by a sizable Shiv lingam and a Banyan tree.