Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sankata Devi : Om Namo Sankate Kasht Haarini Mata

                                 Om Namo Sankate Kasht Haarini Mata

About Sankata Devi: She is one of the Matrikas ( Matrikas are feminine powers who helped Devi in fighting the demons Shumbh and Nishumbh). Also known as Vikat MAtrika(Fierce Matrika). She is believd to protect her devotees from dangers and remove obstacles. In her dhyaan mantras, she is said to have 10 hands.She is one of the many forms of the Devi Maa.

Sankata Devi Temple: There is one and only one temple in India dedicated to Sankata Devi. And this temple is in Varansi, UP. I have been fortunate enough to Visit it twice till date. In the temple, there is a big 4-5 feet tall idol of Shree Sankata Devi, on her right is an idol of Hanuman ji and on her left there is an idol of Bhairav ji. There is a big Shivlingam in the temple premises and also there is a Banyan tree in the temple courtyard, which enshrines idols of Ganesh and Hanuman ji along with some Shivlingams. Fridays are special for worshiping Sankata Devi and there is lot of rush on Fridays in this temple.

Astrological Significance of Sankata Devi:

There is a Yogini Dasha concept in Astrology. It is a cycle of 8 yoginis. The cycle is as below:

Name of Yogini
Ruling  Planet
No. of  years in Dasha
One year
Two years
Three years
Four  years
Five years
Six years
Seven years
Eight years

This Sankata dasha is ruled by the planet Rahu.
Devi Sankata should be worshiped during the Sankata Yogini  periods and subperiods.My experience tells me that also in the following Vimshottari periods-subperiods, Sankata devi should be worshipped to remove obstacles and dangers:


About Sankata Mata Vrat:     Vrat for Devi Sankata is kept on Fridays. One can keep it for 7/11/16/21/31 Fridays. How to keep the fast depends on your own will. You can do naktbhukt vrat(eating only at night), ek bhukt vrat(eating once in the whole day), Nirahar Vrat( not eating at all) or Nirjal vrat(not eating or drinking anything throughout the day) as per your own inclinations and willpower.

Sankata Devi Eight Names:

सङ्कटा प्रथमं नाम द्वितीयं विजया तथा |
तृतीयं कामदा प्रोक्तं चतुर्थं दुःखहारिणी ||
शर्वाणी पञ्चमं नाम षष्ठं कात्यायनी तथा |
सप्तमं भीमनयना सर्वरोगहराऽष्टमम् ||
नामाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं त्रिसन्ध्यं श्रद्धयान्वितः |
यः पठेत्पाठयेद्वापि नरो मुच्येत सङ्कटात्||

The eight names separately are as follows:

1) संकटा
2) विजया
3) कामदा
4) दुखहारिणी
5) शर्वाणी
6) कात्यायनी
8) सर्वरोगहरा

Best to read them thrice a day in the three sandhyas ( Morning, afternoon and evening). Especially on Fridays.
Recite them 21,27,108 times once/twice/thrice a day daily or weekly on Fridays to appease Devi Sankata.

            Om Namo Sankate Kasht Haarini Mata


  1. i am having a bad relationship with my wife as she wants separation from me . i am having sankata dasha for next 2 years . can you tell me to be resolved by this problem

  2. I've been studying my own horoscope and I found that my Sankata Dasa started from 28.03.10. Right now, I'm going through Sankata-Sankata. Will chanting Devi Mantra be helpful?

  3. There is one temple of Shree Sankata Mata, which one is in Nandurbar Maharashtra. If any One want details Pl contact 09370939172

  4. can this mantra be chanted by ladies?

  5. can girls chant sankata matra?? thanking u in advance.

  6. Yes! Ladies do worship Devi Sankata, In fact, its usually ladies who worship her.
    Contact me on my mobile 91-9582864715 for more information.

    1. Sir as i am suffering from sankata yogini dashawith shani mein rahu mein chandra, kindly share the a set of 8 names of Sankata Devi which are very auspicious if recited daily or on Fridays.along with vrat katha.

    2. Contact at :
      Mob: 91-9582864715

    3. Nandita ji - I have edited the post , to include the 8 divine names of Devi Sankata .

      Jai Maa

  7. sir mere per sankta disha chall rai ha jes sa m arthik or mansik parshan hu mere karj be ni ha ra upay ki ha

  8. @jashanpreet sidhu:

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  9. Pls give me vrat Katha in Hindi

  10. contact on for details