The temple of Mata Sankata is a serene haven nestled on the banks of the Ganga Ghats, exuding an aura of tranquility and spirituality. It is revered as a Siddhpeeth, and the divine idol of the goddess within is a wondrous sight, steeped in both beauty and significance. The temple's rich history adds to its allure, drawing visitors to immerse themselves in its intriguing story. Fridays hold a special place at the temple, with devotees flocking to partake in worship and seek blessings amidst an atmosphere of reverence and devotion.

According to Hindu mythology, the story goes that when Maa Sati self-immolated, Lord Shiva was overcome with grief and distress. To overcome his anguish and reunite with Maa Parvati, Lord Shiva is said to have worshipped Maa Sankata. This act is believed to have brought an end to his distress and led to the reunion with Maa Parvati. As a result, Fridays are considered particularly significant for visiting and worshipping at this temple in this tradition.

पञ्चमुद्रे महापीठे विकटा नाम मातृका ।।
पञ्चमुद्रा महादेवी तिष्ठते यत्र काम्यदा ।
यस्याः संसेवनान्नृणां निर्वाणश्रीरदूरतः ।।

As described in the Kashi Mahatmya, In the ancient and revered city of Kashipuri lies the sacred Vireswar Ling, a divine symbol known for bestowing immense spiritual powers upon its devotees. Not far from this hallowed site, within the Mahapeeth area called Panchamudra, resides a Matrika known as Vikata. It is believed that the Panchamudra Mahadevi, who is enshrined in this location, grants the fulfillment of one's deepest desires. Serving her is believed to lead one on the path to spiritual liberation, and it is said that even Moksha Lakshmi, the goddess of ultimate liberation, remains within reach of those who faithfully serve her.

सर्वत्र शुभजन्मिन्यां काश्यां मुक्तिः पदे पदे ।
तथापि सविशेषं हि तत्पीठं सर्वसिद्धिकृत् ॥

Although liberation is attainable at every step everywhere in the auspicious city of Kashipuri, Maa Sankata Devi Siddhpeeth (sacred site) especially bestows all spiritual powers.

When Lord Krishna visited Kashi with the Pandavas and sought to establish a Shiva Linga, they installed the revered Linga named Krishnaeshwar. It is believed that worship and rituals dedicated to this Linga lead to the attainment of Vishnu Lok, liberation from life's obstacles, and the ability to find peace even in the presence of challenging circumstances, including the influence of Saturn.

According to legends, the Pandavas fervently prayed to Mother Sankata Devi for victory in the Mahabharata war. Their penance, which involved standing on one leg, pleased Mother Sankata Devi, and she blessed them with triumph. The Krishnaeshwar Linga is situated behind the Sankata Mandir alley.

Additionally, the Jambateshwar Linga is also enshrined in the vicinity. It is believed that worshiping this Linga leads to the enhancement of intellect and endows individuals with profound intelligence. Jambavati, after whom the Linga is named, was Lord Krishna's wife and the daughter of Jambavan, who is regarded as one of the Ashta Chiranjeevis, the eight immortals in Hindu tradition.

When devotees present a coconut and a scarf as prasad to Mother Sankata, it is believed that her divine pleasure is invoked. The coconut offered at this sacred site is said to possess a uniquely distinctive taste, which is regarded as a profound symbol. It is believed that partaking in this prasad signifies that the individual has experienced the blessings of visiting a Siddhpeeth, a revered place of profound spiritual significance and attainment.

To reach the Sankata temple, visitors have the option of embarking on a serene boat journey from Dashashwamedh Ghat or Rajghat to Sindhiya Ghat, allowing them to soak in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings before reaching the revered temple. Alternatively, one can traverse the charming and bustling lanes of Chowk, immersing themselves in the vibrant local atmosphere as they makes their way to the sacred site. As the auspicious festival of Navaratri approaches, the temple becomes a hub of fervent devotion, drawing a multitude of devotees seeking blessings and spiritual fulfillment. Additionally, the act of visiting and worshipping at the temple holds special significance, especially on Fridays, when devotees gather to seek divine grace and blessings.