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Brief Introduction to Pitambara Peeth:
"JAI MA PITAMBRA MAI KI"
Shri Pitambara Peeth is one of the most famous Shakti Peetha of Baglamukhi which was established by Bramhaleen Pujyapaad RashtraGuru Anant Shree Swami Ji Maharaj in 1920s. He also established the temple of goddess Dhumavati within the ashram. Dhumavati and Baglamukhi are the two of the ten Mahavidyas. In addition to those, there are temples of Parshuram, Hanuman, Kal Bhairav and other god and goddess spread across the large area of Ashram.
Currently the Peeth is maintained by a trust. There is a Sanskrit library which was established by the Pujyapaad, and is maintained by Ashram. One can get the books explaining the history of the Ashram and secret Mantras of various kind of Sadhanas and tantras. One of the unique feature of the Ashram is its endeavor to spread the light of Sanskrit language to young children, free of cost. Ashram conducts Sanskrit debates across the years.
Pujyapaad was called 'Swamiji'or 'Maharaaj' by the devotees. No one knows from where he came, or his name; nor did he disclose this to anyone.
Pujyapaad was a strong devotee of Goddess Pitambara. He had a natural liking for the Sanskrit language. He was having good knowledge of Urdu, Persian and Arabic, English, Pali, Prakrit languages. He liked the classical music and various great classical musicians of that time used to visit the ashram. Some of the musicians who visited the ashram are Pundit Gundai Maharaj, Siyaram Tiwari, Rajan Sajay Mishra, Dagar Bandhu etc. One of the greatest classical musician Acharaya Brhaspati was follower of Pujyapaad.
The ashram is located in Datia town of Madhya Pradesh,India approx 75 km from GWALIOR ( Airport) and approx 25 km from Jhansi. It is well connected by train and the ashram is around 3 km from the Datia railway station.
This shakti peeth has Vankhandeswar Shiva Temple as well which is said to be of the time of Mahabharata.
People of Datia are very simple and live religious life. One should visit the ashram with very pure heart and full devotion and should maintain purity of the place in all circumstances.
Note: Some of the details published above has been taken from the booklet "Shee Peethambara Peeth -Ashram Ek Parichay" and most of information is based on the experience and knowledge of the one of the devotee. This is just an introduction about the Peeth and we will try to add more to this by working more with the Ashram people and devotees and going through some more reading materials.