Sarvashail Shakti Peeth / Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth
How to Reach:-
From East:- Kolkata-> Brahmapur-> Srikakulam-> Kakinana-> Sarvashail Shakti Peeth, aproxi 1,060km
From West:-Hyderabad-> Khammam-> Deverapalli-> Sarvashail Shakti Peeth, aproxi 435km
From North:-New Delhi-> Gwalior-> Nagpur-> Bhadrachalam-> Sarvashail Shakti Peeth, aproxi 1,795km
From South:-Bengaluru-> Tirupati-> Nellore-> Ongole-> Vijayawada-> Sarvashail Shakti Peeth, aproxi 815km
Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethas, which is also known as Sarvashail Shakti Peeth. It is an ancient religious pilgrimage for Hindus and famed for its magnificent architecture. On the banks of river Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, the temple is located in the Kotilingeshwara Temple. Godavari river is listed among the longest rivers of India. The gopuram of the temple is formed at an immense height, due to which it looks wondrous and spacious. The statues of all the deities are sanctified in the temple.
The temple is mainly dedicated to the Goddess Sati, who is placed here in the form of ‘Vishweshwari’ and ‘Rakini’ (also known as Vishwamatuka or Viveshi). Lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Vatsanabha’ or ‘Dandpani.’ According to the religious beliefs, Goddess Sati’s left cheek fell at this place. Taking a holy bath in the river Godavari is considered sacred, and it is said that while having a bath, all the sins of the devotees wash away
When Lord Vishnu divided the corpse of Goddess Sati into 51 parts and spread all around the Indian subcontinent, the cheeks of Goddess Sati are believed to have fallen at this place. The places where the body parts of Sati fell are considered sacred and worshipped as Shakti Peeth.
Temple timings:- 06:00 am to 07:30 pm
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