Shondesh/Shona Shakti Peeth
How to Reach:-
From East:- Kolkata-> Jamshedpur-> Ambikapur-> Shondesh Shakti Peeth, aproxi 900km
From West:-Ahmedabad-> Indore->Jabalpur-> Dindori-> Shondesh Shakti Peeth , aproxi 1,125km
From North:-Lucknow-> Prayagraj-> Rewa-> Shahdol-> Shondesh Shakti Peeth , aproxi 595km
From South:-Hyderabad-> Nizamabad-> Nagpur-> Dindori-> Shondesh Shakti Peeth, aproxi 935km
Shondesh Shakti Peeth is located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is amongst the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. Here the idol of maa Sati is called ‘Narmada’ and lord Shiva is venerated as ‘Bhadrasen’. This is also the point of source of the river Narmada and the temple complex also includes the Narmada Udgam temple
The chief legend of Chandika Sthan relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva versus his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and also Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna-site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.
Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body that Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Right Buttock’ of Sati fell to this place.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
Relief from diseases
Purchase of vehicles
Temple Timings:- 6:00 am to 12:00 pm || 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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