Rikhiapeeth is situated in a tiny, remote and obscure village of Rikhia panchayat twelve kms from the renowned temple of Deoghar also known as Baba Baidyanath Dham in the state of Jharkhand.
Named after the Panchayat in which it is situated, Rikhiapeeth was born on 25th November 2006 during the auspicious occasion of the Rajasooya Yajna at the special moment when the poornahuti for the Sat Chandi Maha Yajna was being offered to Devi Ma. It was during this sacred ceremony that Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati proclaimed that from now on Rikhia ashram will be known as ‘Rikhiapeeth’.
Sri Swamiji further declared that the mantra “Aim Hrim Klim” which was the samput for the Sat Chandi Mahayajna and had been chanted by lakhs of devotees from all corners of the world on the hallowed grounds of Rikhia ashram for 12 long years would be the mantra for Rikhiapeeth.
The yantra for Rikhiapeeth would be the sacred Sri Yantra and it’s adhistratri devi or mandala would be Tripura Sundari.
Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati then named Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati as the first Pithadishwari of Rikhiapeeth.
For information on Rikhiapeeth events, courses and programs visit the Rikhiapeeth website.