Visalakshi Yatra is dedicated to Goddess Vishalakshi – an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Visalakshi is worshipped at the spot where the Karna Kundala (ear ring) of Goddess Sati fell. The temple dedicated to Vishalakshi is located at Varanasi and in Shravan month a yatra is organized to the temple. Visalakshi Yatra 2011 date is August 16.
It is observed on the third day during the shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in Shravan month.
Visalakshi Temple is counted among the 18 Shaktipeetah that is popular in some regions.
The temple at Varanasi is very small but has a strong legend. Some people believe that Visalakshi is the Shakti of Kashi Vishwanath form of Shiva.Visalakshi Yatra – Vishalakshi Shravan Yatra