It is believed that Maa Sati’s necklace fell here and the idols worshiped are Devi Ma as Nandini and Lord Shiva as Nandikishore Bhairav.
It is located originally in the former Nandipur village, which is now a part of Sainthia town, Birbhum district, West Bengal (220 K.m from Kolkata). Nandikeshwari temple is one of the 51 Shakti peeths, is only 1.5 K.m from Railway Station. The town is sanctified by the river Kopai and Maa Nandikeshwari, the Holy Goddess.
The main temple of the town is that of Maa Nandikeshwari’s temple. She is believed to be present in a big mounted rock, with vermillion, in the shape of the back of a tortoise (kurma). She is adorned with a silver crown and three golden eyes. Festivals are held especially in The Baishakhi Purnima or the Buddha Purnima (full moon day), with yagna. Special rituals are also held on Kali Puja and on Amabasyas (new moon). And daily, Maa is offered with ‘anna-bhog’(rice ) on the noon. The temple remains opened from 6 am to 10 pm daily.
There is a huge sacred tree where the devotees bind colourful threads to fulfil their wishes. The temple is also adorned with beautiful paintings of many Gods and Goddesses.