Maa Dakini temple : Worship takes place in the temple from 6 am to 6 pm, and after that people are prohibited from entering the Maa Dakini temple premises. The priest says that there are beliefs that after the evening, Dakini Mata herself tours the huge premises of the temple.
Maa Dakini temple : Madhepura. The door of any temple usually opens early in the morning and closes after the night aarti, but this rule is different in the Maa Dakini temple complex of Khurhan village of Alamnagar block of Madhepura district. Everyone is prohibited from entering here after 6 pm, and the priest says that the doors of the temple open at 6 am and close at 6 pm.
After this time, even the priest does not stay here after performing Aarti to the Mata. Goats are sacrificed daily in the Dakini Mata temple, which is a part of the unique worship practice here. Apart from this, the most popular offering here is the offering of Laddus, which shows a special religious ritual.
The temple was established in 1348
Mata Dakini of Khurhan, who is famously known as Durga Mata, has been residing at this place for about seven hundred years. Kamlesh Jha, the priest of the temple, tells that the Mother had appeared to his great grandfather Pandit Bhayo Jha in a dream, after which the temple was built here in the year 1348 with the help of the local people.
Here the 9th form of Mata is worshipped, and people call this Mata by three names – Mata Junglewali, Maa Dakini, and Maa Chhinnamastika. The name of Mata Jangalwali is because here the mother used to reside in the forest, while the meaning of Maa Chhinnamastika is the one who used to offer her head after cutting it.
Mother herself travels
The priest of the temple, Pandit Kamlesh Jha, says that worship takes place in the temple of Dakini Mata from 6 am to 6 pm. After this, entry of people into the Maa Dakini temple premises is prohibited. According to him, there are beliefs at this place that after evening, Dakini Mata herself tours the huge premises of the temple.