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About Thawewali Maa

The Goddess Maa “Shakti” is the “Supreme
power” which saturates the entire of the universe, and from which the Universe
has emanated. There is nothing in the world, which is not “Shakti” in its essence.
Shakti is the Great Mother of the Universe. Maa fights and vanquishes the
evil forces to protect her Bhaktas (Devotees). She is always on the lookout
for ways and means of helping her Devotee. Maa is very “Karunamayi”, “Kripalu”
and “Dayalu” (Kindhearted).

There are several names and forms of Maa Shakti. Bhaktas (devotees) worship
her by many names in many forms, Maa Thawewali is one of them. There are 52
“SHAKTIPITHAs” in all over India, this place is also as like as “SHAKTIPITHA”.

The holy place of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe in Gopalganj District
in Bihar, INDIA. Maa has arrived here from his another holy place Kamrup, Assam
where she well known as “Maa Kamakhya”, on the prayer of her great devotee “Shree
Rahshu Bhagat”. Maa also known as “Singhasini Devi”. Thawewali Maa is very
“dayalu” and “bhaktavatsal”. No one has come empty handed from Maata temple.
Maa has always answered the prayers of her devotees.

The time of Morning Aarti – between 5:00 to 7:00 am and in Evening 7:00 pm
(depends on season). Devotees worship maa with “Laddo”, “Peda”, “Narial” & “Chunari”.

Two days in week Monday and Friday are very important for worshiping to make pleased Maa. On these days Devotees gathered and worship Maa in large number in comparison
to other days. The special Mela is organized during two times in year, in
the month of “Chaitrya” (March) and “Ashvin” (October) on the great occasion
of “Navratra”.

Maa has given each one of her devotees what they deserve to get. Maa needs
no expensive preparation from us. She needs few inexpensive and common things.
Maa needs nothing from her devotees except few things like devotion (Bhakti),
pureness (Pavitrata), and love. Greatness and miracles of Maa needs no description
in words it is an invaluable experience of an individual who has to experience
it in their own SHARDHA and BHAKTI.

History of Thawewali Maa

This holy story pertains to about 14th century AD. King ‘Manan Singh’
from ‘Chero’ dynasty was ruler of ‘Hathuwa’. Although
Manan Singh was a devotee of Maa Durga but he was having a proud nature. He
claimed to be the greatest devotee of Maa Durga and did not like other saints
and religious persons. People were not happy with the King due to his unkind
nature and behavior.

The fort in which the king resided was located at present ‘Thawe’.
One “Rahashu
lived in the same village who was a true devotee of ‘Maa Kamakhya’.
People used to call him ‘Rahashu Bhagat’ to convey their respect
to him.

Once there was a great famine in the state of Hathuwa. People started to die
due to hunger. There was very bad condition everywhere, but the king continued
to levy tax even in that miserable condition. Poor people became sadder due
to the cruel attitude of the king. They did pray to “Maa Kamakhya”
for relief. To relieve her devotees from their grief and pain, Maa Kamakhya
appeared in midnight while sitting on seven lions and told to Rahashu Bhagat
to cut ‘Katara’ (grass) and to worship her in midnight. Rahashu
Bhagat used to cut ‘Katara’ (grass) whole day and yielded it in
midenight by seven lions of Maa Kamakhya. Thus he got ‘Manasara’
(a type of holy Rice). Every morning Rahashu Bhagat distributed the Manasara
among poor people. Rahashu Bhagat became very famous because he had relieved
the poor people from their hunger.

When the king came to know about all these developments, he became very angry
and called Rahashu Bhagat and insulted him. The king ordered Rahashu Bhagat
to call Maa Kamakhya to prove his true devotion.

Rahashu Bhagat requested the king not to do so and suggested the King to pray
the Maa with an honest heart but the king insisted to call Maa and threatened
Rahashu Bhagat to kill in case of disobedience. At last, helpless Rahashu  Bhagat
started to pray Maa Kamakhya to call her. On the call from her true devotee,
Maa Kamakhya started her journey sitting on seven lions from Kamrupa (Assam)
where she is known as “Kamakhya Devi” to Thawe.

RahashuBhagat again requested the King to drop his insistence but the king did
not agree and forced Rahashu Bhagat to call Maa. Meanwhile Maa appeared in Vindhyachal
for sometime and was called Maa “VindhyavasniDevi”. In her way to
Thawe Maa reached Kalighat in Calcutta and was called Maa “KalkaDevi”.
Rahashu Bhagat again requested king to quit his wish and warned him for mass
destruction but the king was not agreed.

In her way to Thawe Maa stayed at Patna for a while and was called “PatanDevi”.
Then Maa appeared in “Aami” and “Ghodaghat” was called
“AmbikaBhawanii” and “GhodDevi” respectively.

When Maa reached “Thawe” the weather and appearance of the place
began to change.  Due to hundreds of thunders King’s palace fell
and destroyed. Everyone was feared. The devotees of Maa started to pray her
to save them as they had known that Maa had reached Thawe.

After sometime, Maa appeared through broken head of RahashuBhagat and showed
her right hand wearing a “Kanagan” (Bracelet).  The four handed
Maa appeared sitting on the seven lions and blessed her devotees. On the pray
from her true devotees, Maa made the things normal and disappeared.

Rahashu Bhagat got “Moksha” (heaven). The king, his palace and all
his empire came to end. The remnants of the palace may be seen even today around
the temple of Maa at Thawe.

The devotee of Maa built a temple where Maa appeared. They also built a “Rahashu-Temple”
where Rahashu Bhagat used to pray Maa. It is said that after “Darshan”
(visit) of Maa Thawewali, Darshan of Rahashu-Temple is mandatory to please Maa.

Maa is also called “SinghasiniBhawani”. Maa Thawewali is very kind
and generous to her devotees and fulfills all their wishes.

“Jai Maa Thawewali

N. B.:
(This story
is based upon the information taken from the people of Thawe. Maximum care has
been taken to avoid any error, but if any fault would have been occurred, the
writer conveys his ascent to amend it while brought to his notice. Your worthy
suggestions in this regard are heartily welcome.)

Aarti Thawewali Maa

om jai maa thawewali sumirau jo singhasni bhawani |
kate-sankat deve karu, hone purn mansha man-mani ||

katara ghas ke dhan banawe,rahshuji jab lagawe dhyan |
saat baagh daye jhare chawal, shakti sabne ma ki jani ||

om jai maa thawewali, sumirau jo singhasni bhavani |
kamakhya,aami,ghodaghat, saat jagaha ko apni maa ||

mastak fadi nikali hath, bhakt rahshuji ki bani kahani |
om jai maa thawewali, sumirau jo singhasini bhawani ||

manchaha fal pawe, jab man-mukh bole maa ki bani |

om jai maa thawewali,sumirau jo singhasini bhawani ||

lijiye har sankat hamar, kijiye maiya svapan sakar |
sabki jholi bharnewali, he maiya devi dani ||

Stuti of Thawewali Maa

Om shailputri brahmcharini namostute |
shri skandmata mahagouri pujat ganesh ||

om kanmanda kalratri namostute |
shri chandraghanta dhyavat brhmavishnumahesh||

om katyani siddharatri namostute |
shri mahakali tera rup anek ||

om singhasini bhavanii thawe wali namostute |
satru sanharo mere nivaro dookh klesh ||

All contents are provided by Ajit Kumar Tiwari. Click to view original site http://www.jaimaathawewali.com . Hum dil se unhe bahut bahut Dhanyabaad dete hain jo unhone hame Maa Thawewali ke baare main itne sare matter uplabdha karaye. or ummid karte hain nikat bhawishaya main bhi hamen guide karte rahenge.

6 responses

  1. vinod kumar

    My dear, I never heard about this temple. But because I am religious and sentimental person, I would like to visit this temple of (maathawewali) and Maa Kamakhya also. I hope, I will be planning to visit these temples after march 2011 when winter will be over and summer get started, because of health problem, I am unable to visit in winter, so I will visit in about March-April 2011

    December 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM

  2. best article i like it

    August 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

  3. Saurabh Ji,
    I am glad to hear you. Content was provided by Mr. Ajeet Tiwari which is already runs a site about MAA THAWEWALI. You may find the origional content

    Thanks for you support and in near future I will surly provide more information about MAA.

    September 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM

  4. saurabh1954

    Praful Ji
    I always wanted to read more about Maa (Thawe wali) but my efforts to find history on web site were all in vain in past. Yesterday, I find your blog and so happy to read the contents / history of Maa. My Maternal Grand father use to to tell us about Maa whenever we visit Gopalganj in our summer vacations during childhood. And now, for the first time I have detailed history on the web site. Lots of thanks to you and please keep on writing more about Maa.

    You really have done excellent job. God bless you.

    Saurabh Saran

    September 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM

  5. Ohh!
    Mujhe bahut khushi hui padhakar!
    Maa aapko bhi Sukh santi oe samriddhi pradan kare!

    Jai Maa sherawali!!!

    October 23, 2008 at 5:59 AM

  6. Prafull Kumar Jee

    Bahut-bahut dhanyavad deta hun aapko, aapne bahut achha kaam kiya hai, mata se prarthana hai ki wo aapko aur aapke pariwar ko sukh-shanti aur samridhi de

    Ajit Tiwari

    October 21, 2008 at 6:35 PM

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