The Shakti Peethas

The Story Of The Shakti Peethas

The story goes back to the early days where Lord Shiva married Goddess Sati who was none other than Adi Shakti herself. The event of Lord Shiva and Adi Shakti marriage is considered one of the most significant event in Hinduism. Adi Shakti is regarded as the mother of Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahadeva and Lord Brahma. During the creation of the world, Lord Brahma performed Maha Yagna to please Shakti who was embedded in Lord Shiva. The Shakti got separated from Lord Shiva and assisted him in stabilizing the universe. In order to unite Shakti and Lord Shiva back, Brahma orders his son Prajapati Daksha to obtain Shakti as his daughter. After many years of prayers, Shakti was born in the form of a human with an intention to be married to Lord Shiva and unite them back. Daksha decides to name her Sati which means A pure one.

But along the process, Prajapati Daksha develops sheer enmity towards Lord Shiva after he chops off his father Brahma’s head during an argument. Therefore Prajapati Daksha decides that he will never get Sati married to Shiva in spite of his trusted God, Lord Vishnu advising him. But as Shakti is nothing but another part of Lord Shiva, she naturally got attracted to him and decides to get married to him.

However, Lord Shiva who is known to be Trikala Gnani (One who knows Past, present and future) stays away from Sati realizing the catastrophic effect that would happen to her if he gets married. But Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu felt that without the union of Lord Shiva and Adi Shakti the entire cosmic would lead to imbalance pushed Lord Shiva into marriage. The other matter which worried Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu were the Demon Tarakasuru who had obtained boon that he should only be killed by the son of Lord Shiva and no one else made it impossible for anyone else to rein in the demon.

This made Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma compel Lord Shiva to marry Sati. Despite knowing the future consequences, Shiva finally agrees to marry Sati. After facing many hurdles and humiliations from Daksha, Lord Shiva finally marries Sati and takes her to Mount Kailash where he resides.
But Daksha’s hatred for Lord Shiva kept growing and finally turned against his own daughter Sati for going against his will. Sati though was Adi Shakti herself possessed human qualities which made her difficult to adjust to the lifestyle of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva who is eternal himself expected Sati also to realise her divine avatar. But Sati somehow failed to realise her real identity and retained the qualities of Humans.

In order to take revenge against Lord Shiva, Daksha organises a maha Yagna in Munimandala, the present Muramalla Andhra Pradesh. Daksha deliberately invites all the deities from Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and every devatas except Lord Shiva and Sati. But Sati who was very disturbed from her father’s action decides to attend the event despite not being invited. Sati who had great faith in her father assumes that her father would welcome her with open arms and forget all bitter moments. Lord Shiva who knew the repercussion, advises her not to attend the event. But Tarakasuru who did not want Lord Shiva and Sati to get together disguises himself as Narada Muni and provokes her to attend the event. Sati gets influenced by Takasura’s words, refuses to listen to Lord Shiva and proceeds to attend the event of her father.

When she arrived at her father’s place, what she witnessed was a great humiliation that she ever faced in her life. Her father Daksha speaks to her in most harsh words insulting her and Lord Shiva in every possible way which makes Sati fume with anger. Sati who realises the reason why Lord Shiva prevented her from coming here decides to self-immolate herself in the same Agni Kunda where the Yagna was taking place. Within minutes her body gets charred and falls on the ground.
This incident angers Shiva to an extent that he decides to kill Daksha who was solely responsible for the death of his beloved wife. He creates Veerabhadra who is known for his anger and destructive capabilities and orders him to destroy the entire city and kill Prajapati Daksha. Within minutes, Veerabhadra destroys the Yagna Kunda and chops off Daksha’s head in anger as a revenge for abetting Sati to kill herself.
Mahadeva who was engulfed in deep sorrow picks the dead body of Sati and walks away from everyone. He forgets the entire Universe, his responsibilities and mourns for days holding the body of Sati. Lord Vishnu understands that until the body of Sati is with Mahadev, he will not be able to come out of grief and hence decides to relieve Lord Shiva from Sati and orders his Sudarshana Charka to burn the body of Sati which will free her soul. As soon as the Sudarshan Chakra touches the body of Sati, it gets cut into 52 pieces and falls on various places on earth. Lord Mahadeva plunges into more grief and comes to earth searching for Sati.

In order for Sati to be reborn and fulfil her wish to unite with Shiva, the scattered pieces would require Lord Shiva himself to perform pooja at all places which would give ultimate freedom to the soul. Lord Mahadeva goes searching for all the pieces of Sati on earth and establishes a Shakti Peeth in each of the places where he found the body parts to be lying. Mahadev appoints Lord Bhairav as a protector at each and every Shakti Peeth to protect Sati.

As a result, 52 Shakti Peeth was established by Lord Shiva himself where Adi Shakti herself lies in the form of Sati and Bhairava standing as a protector for Sati. As a mark of love that he had towards Sati he himself stands beside her in the form of Shiva Linga in Shakti Peeth symbolizing that he can never be separated from his wife.

And this is the real meaning of Shakti Peeths where Goddess Adi Shakti herself rests. It is said there are 52 Shakti Peeths where body parts of Adi Shakti was found. However, there have been arguments on the number of Shakti Peeths saying there were 108 Shakti Peeths and not just 52.

The Shakti Peetha's are:-

  1. Chandika Sthan Temple


    History:-
    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 64 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 64 parts, from which the ‘Left Eye’ of Sati fell to this place.

Temple Timings
Morning Timing Evening Timing
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  1. Devi Patan Temple, Tulsipur

    History:-
    Devi Patan is a very famous temple situated in Tulsipur, which is around 25 Kms from the district headquarters of Balrampur. It is the temple of Ma Pateshwari and goes by the name Devi Patan. The temple is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethas of Ma Durga.

It is said that the right shoulder (called as Pat in hindi), of Mata Sati had fallen here and hence it is also one of the Shakti Peetha and is called as Devi Patan. It is a place of great religious importance and one of the prominent temple of terai region.

Temple is of great religious importance and there is lot of rush during Navratra period.

temple timing:-
06:00 am to 08:00 pm.
3.Gadkalika Temple

History:-

t a distance of 5 km from Ujjain Junction, Gadhkalika is a sacred Hindu temple located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Bhartrihari Caves, it is one of the must include places in Ujjain Darshan, and among the famous places to visit in Ujjain.

Gadkalika Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali that dates back to the period of the Mahabharata war. However, the idol of Goddess Kalika is said to be even older than the temple as it is claimed to be of the era of Satyuga. The temple was renovated in the 7th century by King Harshvardhan. The temple has been rebuilt in modern times by the erstwhile Gwalior State. Due to its location near the village of Gad, this temple got the name of Gadkalika Mandir.

Popularly called as Ujjain Mahakali, the temple is one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas where the upper lip of goddess Sati fell here. The Gadkalika Temple holds tremendous religious significance, especially among students as it is believed to be the place where Kalidas worshipped Maa Gadkalika, and gained knowledge. The legend goes that the great poet Kalidasa was originally uneducated, but with his great devotion to the goddess Kalika, he acquired unparalleled literary skills. Though it is not a Shakti Peetha and due to its location in the region of Harsiddhi, it holds an equal importance to that of a Shakti Peetha.

The walls of the temples are carved with lovely curvatures of various gods and holy signs. Regular prayers and aartis are conducted in the evening hours. Staring into the glory of the immaculately sculpted idol of Goddess Kalika is a divine experience, just like attending the soul-cleansing morning and evening aarti. Navratri is the major festival celebrated here with much fervor that draws thousands of devotees.

Temple Timings: 6 AM - 9 PM

4.Brijeshwari Temple

History:-
The temple of Brijeshwari is located in the town of Nagarkot, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India and is 11 km away from the nearest railway station of Kangra. The Kangra Fort is situated nearby.A legend says that after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her Fathers Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peeth.The original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their dream in which she told them that she is situated in the Nagarkot village and if they want them self to be secure they should make a temple for her in that area otherwise they will be destroyed. That same night they made a magnificent temple for her in the Nagarkot village. This temple was looted a number of time by the Muslim invaders. Md Gaznavi looted this temple at least 5 times, in the past it used to contain tonnes of gold and many ghantas made of pure silver. In 1905 the temple was destroyed by a powerful earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt by the government.
Best Time To Visit kangra
The ideal time to visit Kangra is between September to June. The summer months of May and June make an ideal time for trekking in the valley. The temperature stays up to 22-30 degrees celcius making it pleasant for weekend getaways. The winters are chilly and the temperature goes below 20 degree celsius. The ideal time for those who love winters is between October and December.

Temple Timing:- 5 am to 8:30 pm

  1. Amarnath Temple, Jammu & Kashmir

    History:-
    While Lord Shiva played around with Mata Sati’s burnt corpse and Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on the skull, the throat of Devi Adi Shakti is said to have fallen on top of Amarnath Cave, located in Jammu and Kashmir. A temple was built to protect and worship this part of Mother that later became known as the Temple of Amarnath.
    The form of Mata Parvati being worshipped in Amarnath is that of Devi Mahamaya, and Trisandhyeshwar is the form of Shiva which is said to protect his wife’s neck. According to mythology, Trisandhyeshwar had been named by Lord Shiva to shield Sati’s throat from evil forces and nature’s vagaries. Today, Amarnath is one of the world’s most famous religious Hindu sites, and also a key element of Kashmir Tourism. Between Kashmir’s beautiful valleys lies a legend that can transform and is transformed into an inseparable part of spiritual devotion through history.

Temple Timings:- 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

6. Jwalamukhi Devi Temple


History:-
The shrine is regarded as a Maha Shakti Peetham. It is believed that Sati Devi's tongue fell here. Shakti Peethas are shrines of Devi, the primordial Mother Goddess. Each Shakti Peetha has a shrine for the Shakti and Bhairava. Siddhida (Ambika)is the Shakti and Unmatta Bhairava is the Kalabhairava. The Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation had immense significance in shaping the ancient Sanskrit literature and even had impact on the culture of India. It led to the development of the concept of Shakti Peethas and there by strengthening Shaktism. Enormous stories in puranas took the Daksha yaga as the reason for its origin. It is an important incident in Shaivism resulting in the emergence of Shree Parvati in the place of Sati Devi and making Shiva a grihastashrami (house holder)

Temple Timings:-As far as the Jwalaji Temple timings are concerned, it is open on all days of the week from 5 am to 12 pm, and from 4 pm to 8 pm. The famous Jwalaji Temple in Kangra is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi, the one with the flaming mouth.

  1. Ambaji Temple

    History
    Ambaji is one of the 51 ancient Shakti Peetha Tirth in India. There are 12 main Shakti Pith Tirth, significant places of pilgrimage for the worship of Shakti, namely, Ma Bhagwati Mahakali Maha Shakti at Ujjain, Ma Kamakshi at Kanchipuram, Mata Bramaramba at Srisailam, Shri Kumarika at Kanyakumari, Mataji Ambaji at AnartGujarat, Mata Mahalaxmidevi at Kolhapur, Devi Lalita at Prayag, Vindhya Vasini at Vindhya, Vishalakshi at Varanasi, Mangalavati at Gaya and Sundari at Bangal & Guhyeshwari Temple in Nepal.
    There is no idol or picture in the temple but a simple cave like Gokh in the inner wall, in which A Gold Plated Holy Shakti Visa Shree Yantra having kurma back convex shape and 51 Bij letters therein, connected with that of the original Yantras of Nepal and Ujjain Shakti Piths, is also ritually installed in such a way it can be visible for devotion, but never photographed in past nor can be so done in future. The worship of this Visa Shree Yantra is done only after tying a bandage on the eyes.
    Gabbar hill is situated on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan, near the flow of the origin of the famous Vedic virgin river Sarasvati, on the hills of Arasur in forest, towards south-west side to ancient hills of Arvalli, at the altitude of about 480 meters, at about 1,600 feet (490 m) high from sea level, having at 8.33 km2 (3.22 sq mi) area as a whole, and it is in fact One of the 51 famous Ancient Shakti Peeths and it is place of where the heart of the deadDevi Sati fell at the top of hill of Gabbar as per the legend narrated in the "Tantra Chudamani". The Mountain or Hill of Gabbar has also a small temple fortified from the western side and there are 999 steps to go up to the mountain and reach this holy temple at the top of Gabbar Hill. A Holy Lamp is constantly burning on this hill temple facing exactly in front of Visa Shree Yantra of Nij Mandir of Mata Shri Arasuri Ambica. There are many more beautiful sightseeing Places on Gabbar together with a sunset point, Cave and Swings of Mataji and Trips through a ropeway. As per recent study Ambaji Temple was constructed by the Suriyavans Emperor Arun Sen, the ruler of Vallabhi in 4th Century A.D.

Temple Timings:-Ambaji temple is open for darshan all seven days of the week. The visiting hours are – 07:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM and 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM.

  1. Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple Kathmandu Nepal

    History:-
    Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth Temples located near Pashupathinath Mandir in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devi’s two knees fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahamaya and Shiva as Kapali. The temple name originates from the Sanskrit words Guhya (Secret) and Ishwari (Goddess). In Lalitha Sahasranama the 707th name of Goddess is mentioned as ‘Guhyarupini’ meaning The form of Goddess is beyond human perception and it is a secret.

Pashupatinath and Guhyeshwari are beautiful representations of the Shiva and Shakti unity. Located at the banks of River Bagmati, the temple portrays the female side of the divine. Guhyeshwari is also known for its Tantrik rituals (esoteric tradition of Hinduism). It is believed that people who want to gain strength visit this temple to worship Mother Goddess.

The pagoda-style temple has a distinct interior. Instead of a standing figure of the Goddess, it has a flat figure parallel to the ground that is worshipped by bowing down. Next to the divine figure is a pond, the Bhairav Kunda. Devotees put their hand inside the pond and whatever they get is considered holy and is accepted as a blessing from the divine.

The temple is also mentioned in the sacred texts of Kali tantra, Chandi tantra, Shiva tantra Rahasya as one of the most important places for gaining the power of tantra. The Vishwaswarup of goddess Guheshwori shows her as a many and different color headed goddess with innumerable hands. The temple possesses divine female energy force and is considered as the most power full tantra peeth as it is built above seventeen cremation ground.

The Newar community performs various pujas at Guhyeshwari Temple. Newari Bhoj (feast) is also held at the temple during festivals. Newar Bajracharya Buddhists worship Guhyeshwari as Vajrayogini. This temple has great value to Hindus as well as the Buddhists. During the first 10 days of Dashain (Navaratri), the main festival of the Hindus, devotees from all over Kathmandu come to worship Goddess Guhyeshwari. A lot of importance is placed in visiting this temple during this time. Statues of different forms of Durga (Hindu Goddess) are also placed around Guhyeshwari Temple at this time.

While visiting these temples, the Guhyeshwari Temple is visited before the main Pashupatinath Temple. The Guhyeshwari Temple is worshipped first and then other temples are visited. It is because of the belief of worshipping Shakti before Shiva. There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas. Book Tour Package to Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple Kathmandu Nepal.

Temple Timings:- 4am–11pm

9.Manasa Shakti peeth

History:-
Manasa Shakti peeth is Located at Tibet. This Shakti peeth is placed just beside the most pure and sacred water body specifically known as Lake Manas sarovar. Here, Goddess Mansa (form of Goddess Shakti) and Lord Amar (form of Lord Shiva) comes subjective of Mansa Shakti Peeth. In Hindu mythology, right hand of Sati fell in Shakti peeth Manasa.

Since the idol of Devi have been provided with a different name at various shakti peeth, the name provided to this particular idol of devi is known as Dakshayani (Durga). Also the name given to Lord Shiva over here is known as Amar (Immortal). This is one of the pure and religious spot of the whole earth where people can get all their desires fulfilled. No temple or deity is there only a big boulder is lying over there which is being worshipped.

Temple Timings:- 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

  1. Hinglaj Mata Temple

History:-Hinglaj is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Hindu religion. As per scriptures, brahmarandhra – a portion above the forehead of Mother Sati had fell on earth after the infamous Daksha Yagna incident in which Sati, wife of Shiva self immolated herself while her father Daksha who insulted Lord Shiva.

A grieving Shiva wandering with the corpse of Mata Sati caused imbalance in the universe. In order to save the universe Lord Vishnu with his sudarshana chakra cut the body of Sati and wherever the parts of her body fell, they became great energy centers - a Shaktipeeth .

The original Hinglaj Mata temple is situated in Balochistan on the banks of Hingula River.

Hinglaj Mata Murti is always covered with Hingulu or known as Kumkum thus she came to be known as Hinglaj Mata or Hingula Devi.

Temple Timings:- 5:00 AM TO 8:30 PM

11.SUGANDHA SHAKTI PEETH

History:-Sugandha Shakti peeth is a temple dedicated to Goddess Sunanda. It is located in the village of Shikarpur, 10 miles north of Barisal, in Bangladesh. Sugandha Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.

It is said that the nose of Maa Sati fell here. The idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Sunanda’ and lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Traimbak’. The Bhairav temple is in Ponabalia, located 5 miles south of Jhalkati rail station. Ponabalia is under the village Shamrail situated on the bank of the river Sunanda.

The whole complex of the Sugandha shakti peeth is made of stone, with images and statues of gods engraved on them. The sculptures presents are mesmerizing. Shine of the marble the temple is constructed of and its reflection on the water of the river is surely one thing that people do not want to miss out here.

Temple Timings:- 6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

  1. Mahamaya Shakti Peeth

    History:-Mahamayi Shakti peeth is one of the most prominent religious places for Hindus. This temple is situated on the Amarnath mountain of Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is believed that this temple is about 5000 thousand years old. In the holy cave of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir there is a glimpse of the snow-built Shivling. The snow-built Shakti Peetha is also natural made near this Shivling. This Shakti peeth is also called Parvati Peeth. This Shakti peeth is also called Parvati Peeth. The philosophy of this Shaktipeeth is only on the start of the journey of Amarnath. The journey of Arnath is very difficult; this journey is done by foot and horse. The road to travel is full of snow and stones.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple Shakti is worshiped as 'Mahamaya' and Bhairav ??is worshiped as ' Trisandhyasvar '. According to the Puranas, wherever the pieces of the sati, the clothes or the ornaments held, have fallen, wherever Shaktipeeth came into existence. They are called the most sacred shrines. These shrines are spread across the entire Indian subcontinent.

According to mythology, Goddess Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organised by her father King Daksheshwara. When Lord Shiva was running around the earth carrying her body then Lord Vishnu divided the body in 51 parts using his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘throat’ of Sati fell to this place.

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  1. Jwala ji Shaktipeeth

History:-Jwalamukhi refers to the deity with the flaming mouth. As per the legends, the mouth of Sati fell here at the time of self-sacrifice. Ever since the Goddess occupied the place and she manifested in nine flames. After years, one day Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch, a resident of Kangra and a great devotee of Goddess Durga, dreamt of the holy place.

He sent his men to locate the place. With the grace of the Goddess, the site was found and Raja started constructing a temple. It is believed that Pandavas also contributed to the erection of this temple. However, the construction of this temple was completed in the 19th century, when Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his son, Kharak Singh, gave the Gold and Silver for the dome and door respectively.

Temple Timings:
Summer season: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Winter season: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

14.Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth

History:-One of the 52 major Shakti Peethas, the Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth is situated in Jalandhar, Punjab. The Tripurmalini Shakti Peeth is dedicated to Devi Sati or Shakti, who is worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees. It is believed that Devi Sati’s Left Breast fell here. This Peetha is situated in Jalandhar (1 km from Jalandhar Railway Station) in the state of Punjab in India.

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

  1. BAIDYANATH JAYADURGA SHAKTI PEETH

History:-Jayadurga Temple at Baidyanath is the place where Sati’s Heart had fallen. Here Sati is worshipped as Jai Durga and Lord Bhairav as Vaidyanath or Baidyanath. The Shakthi Peeth is popularly known as Baidyanath Dham or Baba Dham. Since the heart of Sati fell here, the place is also called as Hardapeetha. Lord Bhairav as Vaidyanath is worshipped as one of the important twelve Jyotirlingas.

Within the campus, Jayadurga Shaktipeeth is present exactly opposite to the main temple of Vaidyanath. Both the temples are connected by red colored silk threads in their tops. There is a belief that the couple who binds these two tops with the silk will have a happy family life by the blessings of Lord Shiva and Parvathi.

Temple Timings:-4:00am to 5:30 am, the Head priest worships with Shodashopachar.

16.Muktinath Temple, Gandaki Shakti Peeth

History:-Gandaki Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. As per the legend, King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva, organized a yajna, in which King Daksha did not invite Lord Shiva and his daughter Sati because he did not consider Lord Shiva as his equal. Mother Sati found it insulting and went to his father's place to question him about this affront. After reaching there, King Daksha said offensive words against Lord Shiva, which outraged her, and she jumped into the Havan Kund. When came to know, Lord Shankar reached there and took out the body of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and started doing Tandava, which caused upheaval in the entire universe. To save the whole world from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra, the organs/ornaments where they fell became the Shakti Peethas.

The "head" of Mata Sati fell in the Gandaki Shakti Peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as 'Gandaki Chandi' and Lord Shiva as 'Chakrapani.'

Temple Timings:- 5:00 AM to 8:30 PM

17.Bahula Shakti Peeth

History:-Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksheshwara. 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 ‘left arm’ of Sati fell to this place. ‘Bahu’ in Sanskrit incidentally means ‘arm’. ‘Bahula’, on the other hand, means lavish and refers to the prosperity that this goddess brings.

Bahula Shakti Peetha is just one from where devotees haven’t left empty-handed. She’s thought to give the wishes of all those who approach her with genuine longing in their hearts. Instances of wonders are rampant here.
There are a lot of other vital temples around this Shakti Peetha which you may go to. Take, for instance, the Kokaleshwari Kali Mandir (goddess of the skulls), the Sarvamangala Shrine, and the Shivlingam Temple That’s dedicated to Lord Shiva. You might even visit Raman Bagan, and it is a deer park or the Meghnad Saha Planetarium.

Temple Timings:-6 AM To 10 PM

  1. Tripura Sundari Temple


    History:-
    This pithasthan is also known as Kurma Pith because the shape of the temple premises resembles that of “Kurma” namely tortoise. The temple structure appears to be a modified Buddhist Stupa at the first look.

The temple faces the west and the main entrance of the temple is also in the west though there is a narrow entrance in the north. Though the influence of medieval Bengal “Char Chaala“(4 slanted roof) temple architecture is clearly visible, such a blend is unique to this place and Tripura could distinctly claim this as its own Architectural style. The temple consists of a square type sanctum of the typical Bengali hut type structure with a conical dome. A stamp featuring the Tripureswari temple was released on September 2003 acknowledging this heritage. In the eastern side of the temple there lies Kalyan Sagar (a lake) where very big fishes and tortoises cohabitat undisturbed. The Temple is located approximately 3 kms South to Udaipur town. It is popularly known as the Temple of tripura Sundari or Matabari.

Maharaja Dhanya Manikya founded the Tripura Sundari Temple in the year 1501. It is said that he actually constructed the temple for Lord Bishnu, but later on due to a revelation in his dream, he carried the idol of Mata Tripurasundari which is made up of Kasti stone from Chittagong of Bangladesh and installed it in the temple. It is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. According to Hindu Mythology, Peethasthans are those places where the body parts of Devi Sati have fallen. As per “Pithamala Grantha”, Sati’s right foot fell here during Lord Siva’s Tandava Dance. All these information are gathered from the manuscripts of the Temple. But these manuscripts have been destroyed during the course of time. The idol of Devi Tripura Sundari is made of Kasti stone which is reddish black in colour.

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

  1. Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha Temple

    History:-
    Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha Temple is also known as Ratnavali Sakthi Peetha Dedicated to Goddess Kumari is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. It is Said that,the Right shoulder of Maa Sati Fell here,When Lord Vishnu in order to relive Lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of all of Right Shoulder, this temple was constructed.

Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is situated in Khanakul-Krishnanagar (on the banks of Ratnakar River); district Hooghly. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Kumari’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhairav’. Just near to the temple, flows the Hooghly River . There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas. Book Tour Package to Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha Temple Khanakul-Krishnanagar West Bengal.

Temple Timings:-6:00 am – 8:00 pm

  1. Attahas Shaktipeeth Temple

    History:-
    Attahas Shaktipeeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Devi Maa as Phullara or Fullara is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India . Attahas Shaktipeeth is is in Labhpur near West Bengal. Devi’s lower lips fell here and the idols are Devi as Fullara and Shiva as Bhairabh Vishwesha .

Attahas Shakti Peetha is the most famous Shakti Peetha where it is said that the "Lower Lip" of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Phullara or Fullara (Blooming) and Lord Shiva as Vishwesh (Lord of the universe) Bhairav. Image of Devi and the Shiva temple is next to the Devi temple. It is a major pilgrimage and tourist attraction. From Birbhum to Ahmedpur to Labhpur (6.5 miles). Attahas is just East of Labhpur, around 115 miles from Kolkata.

The temple of Bhairav is beside the temple of Maa Fullora or Phullara. A deity made of stone. It is so large that the lower leap of the Goddess is about 15 to 18 feet wide. According to mythology, when Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) danced around with Sati’s dead body cutting it to pieces, the lip fell at Fullara or Phullara.

Temple Timings:- Open 24 hours

21.Bhairav Parvat / Avantika Shakti Peeth Temple

History:-
The chief legend of Bhairav Parvat 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 ‘Upper Lip’ of Sati fell to this place. Here Sati is called Avanti or maa Avantika and Lord Shiva is called Lambakarna.

Temple Timings:- 06.30 AM To 07.00 PM

22.Aparna Devi Temple

History:-
After Sati’s self-immolation, when Shiva began the dance of destruction across the universe, Lord Vishnu had hurled his Sudarshan Chakra at the burnt corpse. Various parts of Sati’s body had fallen in different parts of the Indian subcontinent.

It is said that Sati’s left anklet had fallen in Bhabanipur, although there are various conflicting theories and sources which say that it wasn’t her left anklet but her right eye or the ribs of the left side of her chest. Because of its status as a Shakti Peeth, Bhabanipur has been an important site for Hindu pilgrims, irrespective of the sect. There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas. Book Tour Package to Aparna Devi Temple Bhavanipur Bangladesh.

Temple Timings:-Open 24 hours
23.Maa Bhramari Janasthan Panchavati Temple

History:-
Janasthan Shakti Peetha is the most famous Shakti Peetha where it is said that the “Chin” of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Bhramari and Lord Shiva as Vikritaksh Bhairav. Other names are Devi as Chibuka (the one with the chin) and Shiva as Sarvasiddhish ( one who bestows all desires). The Goddess is also known as Goddess Saptashrungi (meaning Goddess with seven arms)located in Vani, Nasik, Maharashtra, India. According to Hindu tradition, the goddess Saptashrungi Nivasini dwells on the seven mountain peaks (Sapta means seven & shrung means peaks) located in Vani, a small village near Nashik in India. Devotees visit this place in large numbers every day.

Temple Timings:- 6:00 Am to 9:00Pm

24.Jayanti Shaktipeeth

History:-Jayanti Shaktipeeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Jayanti is one of the 51 Shaktipeetha Temple . The left thigh of Goddess Sati fell in Kalajore, Bourbhag village, Near Jaintia-pur, Sylhet District, in Bangladesh. She is worshiped in the form of Jayanti Shakti and Kramadeeshwar &appears as Vairabh.

There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas. Book Tour Package to Jayanti Shaktipeeth Temple Bangladesh

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

25.Kalighat Kali Temple

History:-
The Kalighat Kali Temple is being regarded as one of the most important Shakti Peeths out of 51 peeths that are spread across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The mythology behind the temple is related to Rudra Tandav of Shiva after he was enraged by self-immolation of his consort, Sati, after an altercation with her father on not being invited for a puja ceremony at her father’s place.

It is said that Shiva carried Sati’s burnt body while performing Tandav and that’s when various parts of the Goddess’s body fell on earth. The right toe of Sati fell at Kalighat and that’s where the temple was built later and the presiding deity here is called Kalika, after whom, the city was named as Kolkata.

Temple Timings:-5:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

26.Kamakhya Temple

History:-
According to the Kalika Purana, Kamakhya Temple denotes the spot where Sati used to retire in secret to satisfy her amour with Shiva, and it was also the place where her yoni (genitals, womb) fell after Shiva tandav (dance of destruction) with the corpse of Sati. It mentions Kamakhya as one of four primary shakti peethas: the others being the Vimala Temple within the Jagannath Temple complex in Puri, Odisha; Tara Tarini) Sthana Khanda (Breasts), near Brahmapur, Odisha, and Dakhina Kalika in Kalighat, Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, originated from the limbs of the Corpse of Mata Sati. This is not corroborated in the Devi Bhagavata, which lists 108 places associated with Sati's body, though Kamakhya finds a mention in a supplementary list.

The Yogini Tantra, a latter work, ignores the origin of Kamakhya given in Kalika Purana and associates Kamakhya with the goddess Kali and emphasizes the creative symbolism of the yoni.

Temple Timings:- 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

27.Sarvani Shaktipeeth

History:-

Bhagavathy Amman Temple Kanyakumari The first Durga Temple created by Lord Parasurama and is also one among the 51 Shakthi Peethas in the world. Kanyakumari Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethams. It is believed that the right shoulder and (back) spine area of Sati’s corpse fell here creating the presence of kundalini sakthi in the region.

Temple timings:-4.30 AM to 11.45 AM and 5.30 PM to 8.45 PM

28.Ratnavali Shakti Peeth

History:-
ccording to the Hindu legends, Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is among the 52 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, dakshina skandha (right shoulder) of the Goddess fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve Lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of Right Shoulder, this temple was constructed.

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
29.TRISTROTA SHAKTI PEETH

History:-
History to this place dates back in the time when it is said that the thumb of her left leg of Maa Sati fell to this place, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of thumb of her left leg, this temple was constructed.

There is a famous story behind this Shakti Peeth. It is said that once a very cruel demon called as Arunasura used to live in the world. His power grew so much that he started fighting devas in heaven and forced to leave the heaven. He did not even spared the families of the devas. After suffering from so much pain and agony, the wives of devas could bear more trauma, and in search of respite they came to Maa Bhramari. It is said that Maa Sati turned herself into numerous bees and protect the wives of devas, also the bees attached the Demon and killed him. From the day, the name of Maa Sati is named as ‘Maa Bhramari’.

Temple Timings:- 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

30.Manibandh Shakti Peeth

History:-
The Manibandh Shakti peeth in Pushkar is said to be the place where the wrist of the Goddess is said to have fallen. It is located at Gayatri hills near Pushkar and 11 km north-west of Ajmer, Rajasthan and around 5-7 km from the famous Pushkar Bramha temple.

The place, where Goddess Sati’s two manivedikas – wrists fell, is known as Manivedika Temple and the Icon, installed later in the temple is called Gayatri Devi. There are two idols here, one is of Devi Sati and called as Gayatri. The other idol in the temple is of Lord Shiva Known as the Sarvananda (the one who makes everyone happy). Meaning of Gayatri is Saraswati. Saraswati is the goddess of Knowledge in Hindu culture. This temple is considered as the ideal place for Gayatri Mantra sadhana.

The temple is constructed on a hill and made of stones on which various idols of gods and Goddess are engraved. The art and architecture of the temple is commendable and the huge pillars show the grandness of this holy structure.

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

31.Maa Uma Devi Shakthi

History:-Maa Uma Devi Shakthi Peethas is located at Janakpur in Nepal . This Temple is dedicated to Maa Durga and is one among 51 Shakthi Peethas.

When Sati, the wife of Shiva, sacrificed herself at the Yajna performed by her father Daksha, a very distraught Shiva started dancing with her body. He was dancing the dance of destruction. And the gods said, "Oh, we are doomed! Shiva is dancing the dance of destruction.

Vishnu took his bow and cut the body of Sati into fifty-one pieces with his arrows. And wherever a piece of the Divine Mothers body fell on earth, that place became a Shakti Peetha.

Mithila Shakti Peeth or Maa Uma Devi Shakthi Peethas is an important shakthi peeth where Devi Sati's left shoulder (Vama Skandha) has fallen. Here Devi Sati is worshipped as Uma devior Mahadevi and Lord Bhairav as Mahodar.

Temple Timings:-7:00 am – 11:00 am and 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

32.Indrakshi Shakti Peethas

History:-
Place
Nainativu (Manipallavam), Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Located 36 km from the ancient capital of the Jaffna kingdom, Nallur. The murti of the Goddess is believed to have been consecrated and worshipped by Lord Indra. The protagonist, Lord Rama and antagonist, Ravana of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana have offered obeisances to the Goddess. Nāga and Garuda of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata; resolved their longstanding feuds after worshipping this Goddess.

Body Part or Ornament
Silambu (Anklets)

Shakti
Indrakshi (Nagapooshani / Bhuvaneswari)

Bhairava
Rakshaseshwar (Nayanair)

Temple Timings:-6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

33.Guhyeshwari Temple

History:-
The puranic story of Daksha Yajna and Sati’s self-immolation has a great impact on calling the Guhyeshwari temple a Shakti Peeth. When Lord Shiva was insulted by his father-in-law, Daksha, his wife Sati Devi fell embarrassed and angry, which made her jump into the flames of the Yajna. Shiva was terrified to see his wife burnt dead. He picked her corpse and began wandering throughout Aryavartyha in sorrow, because of which her body parts began falling to the earth.

There are 51 Shakti Peethas which also corresponds to 51 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, which are supposed to be enshrined with the presence of Shakti due to the fallen body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi. It is said that Sati’s Knees was fallen at the place where now Guhyeshwari temple is built. It also marks the place where both the knees of the goddess are said to have fallen. Also, in the Guhyeshwari temple, the Shakti is “Mahashira,” and Bhairava is “Kapali.”

Temple Timings:-Open 7:30 am Close 7:30 pm

34.Shri Aparna Shaktipeeth Bhabanipur Temple

History:-
According to the Purana, in the Satya Yuga, King Daksha (Son of Lord Bramha) arranged Yagya's ritual. His daughter Goddess Sati and Her husband, "Lord Shiva," was not invited. Still, Goddess Sati attended the function. Unable to bear the insult towards Her husband, Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati protested by sacrificing Herself into the fire of the Yagna. Lord Shiva started the dance of destruction across the Universe with Goddess Sati's corpse on His shoulder, enraged with grief. To stop this, Lord Vishnu cut the corpse of Goddess Sati with the Sudharshan Chakra. As a result, the various pieces of Goddess Sati's body and Her ornaments fell at various places of the Indian subcontinent. These places are now known as Shakti Peethas.[3] Shakti Peethas are the holy abode of the Mother Goddess. Each temple has shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava. The Shakti of Bhabanipur shrine is addressed as "Aparna" and the "Bhairava" as "Vaman." It is believed that Sati Devi's Left anklet fell here

Temple Timings:-06:00 am to 09:00 pm

35.Varahi Devi Temple (Panchsagar Shaktipeeth)

History:-
Panchasagar Maa Varahi Shakti Peeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Varahi is onethe 51 Shakti Peeth Temple of Maa Sati located near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh where it is said that while Lord Shiva had been carrying the body of Devi Sati with him, Lower teeth of Maa Sati was seen to fall down in this particular sacred place. The idol of Devi Maa is known as Varahi and Lord Shiva was provided the title of Maharudra (The angry one), which means an angry person. The word varahi is known as feminine energy which is in other word known as boar Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

The art and architecture of this Shakti Peeth is adorable. The stone that is used in the construction of this Shakti Peeth is really different and the glows when the sunlight falls on it. The enchanting views that is presented by the Shakti Peeth when it image falls in the water body, that is located just adjacent to it are mesmerizing. History to this place dates back in the time when it is said that the Lower teeth of Maa Sati fell to this place. Alternatively, according to the Matsya Purana it is also believed that Maa Varahi was created by Lord Shiva from the incarnation of Lord Vishnu –Varah (boar form) to kill a demon, who is mainly worshipped at nocturnal

Temple Timings:-05:30 AM and 07:30 AM

36.Chandrabhaga devi Temple

History:-
The Chandrabhaga devi Temple Prabhas Shakti Pith is located in Veraval district of junagadh gujarat.The temple is dedicated to Goddesh Chandrabhaga devi.The temple is identified with the holy confluence of three rivers, Hiran, Kapila and SaraswathiPrabhas Shakthi Peeth is the place where Sati’s Stomach fell. Prabhas Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, the stomach of Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise Maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of stomach, this temple was constructed. Prabhas Shakti Peeth is located near Veraval, near Junagarh district of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is not very far from this place. Since this temple is situated near to the metro city of India, so the transportation to this place is quite good. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Chandrabhaga’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhakratunda’. Meaning of Chandrabhaga is throne of moon and depicts power.

Temple Timings:-6 am to 8 pm

37.Lalita Devi Temple

History:-
At a distance of 3 km from Allahabad Railway Station, Lalita Devi Temple is a Hindu temple located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Situated in Meerapur, it is one of the revered Shaktipeethas in India, and among the must-visit places in Prayagraj.

Lalita Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Lalita Devi, who is a manifestation of Goddess Sati. The temple is considered as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India, and among the three Shakipeeths present in Allahabad. It is believed that the right-hand finger of Sati had fallen here while Lord Shiva carrying her corpse. The Lalita Devi Shakti Peeth in Allahabad is particularly important and revered among the 51 Shakti Peethas because this goddess is worshiped by Maharishi Bharadwaj and possibly also by Rama. It is believed that the Pandavas visited the temple and offered prayers here.

Temple Timings:-5 AM - 9 PM
38.Savithri Shakti Peeth

History:-
Savithri Shakti Peeth is located in the open and calm spiritual surroundings of the Dwaipayan Lake in Thanesar town of District Kurukshetra, Haryana. It is one among the 52 Shakti Peethas of Maa Sati. Maa Bhadrakali’s Temple is one of the oldest temples of the Ferocious Goddess, Maa Kali.
The chief legend of Savithri 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 Ankle’ of Sati fell to this place.

Kurukshetra where Maa’s Temple is located is primarily devoted to pind daan and the place where Lord Krishna explained the Geeta and where the terrific fight of Mahabharat happened. Just before going to the battle, the Pandavas with Lord Krishna is believed to have visited this temple and prayed for their success of Dharma over Adharma and then later on after their success presented Maa Kali a set of horses at this temple.

Temple Timings:-

   Summers                            Winters

5:50 AM To 8:00 PM 6:15 AM To 7:30 PM

39.Maihar Devi Temple
History:-
According to mythological belief, wherever the parts of Sati had fallen, a Shaktipeeth was established there. One of the 51 Shaktipeeths, the holy abode of Mother Sharda, is situated on the top of Trikuta mountain in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, which is believed to be the place where Sati’s necklace fell. Mother is seated here in a grand and beautiful building. Located on the top of the mountain, this temple of Maihar Devi is known for its miracles in the country and the world. It is believed that the mere sight of Sharda, the mother of Maihar, removes all the sorrows of the devotees and fulfills all their wishes.

Temple timings:-05:00 am to 08:00 pm in the morning and 16:00 to 21:00 in the evening.

40.Nandini Shakti Peeth

History:-
Nandini Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. It is said that, the Necklace fell of maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of Necklace, this temple was constructed. Nandini Shakti Peeth is situated in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. Here the idol of maa Sati is called as ‘Nandini’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Nandikeshwar’. The picturesque view presented by the Tista river is something that everyone should look for, when coming to this temple for offering their prayers to Maa Nandini. The art and architecture of the temple is very simple, but the ambience of the temple looks adorable.

Temple Timings:- Open 06:30 am and Close 10:00 am

41.Sarvashail Shakti Peeth / Godavari Tir Shakti Peeth

History:-
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

Temple timings:- 06:00 am to 07:30 pm

42.Mahishamardini Shakthi Peetha

History:-

Mahishamardini Shakthi Peetha is located at Karachi in Sindh , Pakistan. This Shakthi Peethas is dedicated to Goddess Durga . It is one among 51 Shakthi Peethas.

Puranas describe that the three eyes (the third eye) of the Goddess fell here after she committed Sati. The Goddess is worshipped as Mahishasuramardini, or the slayer of the Demon Mahishasur.

Her consort, the Hindu God Shiva, is worshipped in Ragi form as Krodhish, personification of anger. Shivaharkaray is third in the list of 51 Peethas identified in the Puranas.

Sati was the first wife of Shiva and first incarnation of Parvati. She was the daughter of King Daksha and Queen (the daughter of Brahma). She was insulted and hurt by her father not inviting both her and her husband to a yagna, and so she committed self-immolation at its sacrificial fire in grief.

Shiva was distraught after hearing of her death, and danced around the world in a Tandav Nritya ("devastating penance? or dance of destruction), carrying her body on his shoulders. In order to return Shiva to normalcy, Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra, the rotating blade on his finger tip.

He dismembered the body of Sati into several pieces, and wherever a piece fell on the earth, its location was consecrated as a divine shrine, or Shakthi Peeth, with deities of Sati (Parvati) and Shiva. sati third eye is felled in Mahishamardini temple . So this place is called Mahishamardini Shakthi Peethas.

Temple Timings:-05:00 AM to 10:00 PM

43.Shondesh Shakti Peeth

History:-
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.

Temple Timings:- 6:00 am to 12:00 pm || 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

44.Goddess Mahalaxmi Shaktipeeth

History:-Goddess Mahalaxmi Shaktipeeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi is one of the 51 shakti peeth temple . Mahalaxmi Shaktipeeth located at Joinpur Village, Dakshin Surma, near Gtatikar which is about 3 km. northeast of Sylhet town, Bangladesh is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth. Here goddess Mahalakshmi is associated with the Bhairav form as Sambaranand
Shakti Peethas are shrines or divine places of the Mother Goddess . Lord Brahma performed a yajna to please Shakti and Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiva and helped Brahma in the creation of the universe. Brahma decided to give Shakti back to Shiva. Therefore his son Daksha performed several yajnas to obtain Shakti as his daughter in the form of Sati. Daksha, unhappy with his daughter Sati's marriage to Lord Shiva, refused to invite Shiva to the yagna he was performing. Relenting to Sati who wanted to visit her father, Shiva allowed his wife to go the yagna. There, Daksha insulted Shiva. Unable to bear her father's disrespect towards her husband, Sati immolated herself. Shiva, in his wrathful form of Veerabhadra, destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha. Lord Shiva carried Sati and wandered throughout Aryavartha in sorrow , the anger and grief of Shiva, manifested as the celestial dance of destruction, the Tandav. Lord Vishu, with the aim of stopping the Tandav, used his Sudarshana Chakra, which cut through the Sati's corpse. The parts of Sati body fell at varroas spots all through the Indian and neighboring country and these Sacred sites came to be called Shakti Peethas .

Temple Timings:-4:00 AM to 10:15 PM

45.Suchindram Shakti Peeth

History:-

Suchindram is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas and is placed in the southernmost district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, India. This place is where it is believed that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell.

The idols are Devi Maa as “Maa Narayani” (wife of Narayan) and Lord Shiva as “Sangharor Samhara” (the destroyer). Sometimes the goddess is popularly known as Kanya Kumari or Bhagavathy Amman. Samhara Bhairava is present in a nearby village. At Suchindram, he is locally called Sthanu Shiva.

Suchindram has a temple dedicated to Sri Sthanumalayan as well who is the representation of the combined forces of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. It is one of the few temples in the country where the Trinities are worshiped. The temple has a beautiful Gopuram, musical pillars.

The art and architecture of this temple is unique and blends with the Tamil Nadu culture. From outside the whole temple looks white, as it is made of white stone. On the other hand, the top part is made of various sculptures that depict the various gods and the fine stone work done on it is highly commendable. There are palm trees planted in front of the Suchindram temple. So much so is the religious importance of this place that every year people in million numbers flock to this part of the country.

Temple Timings:-Open 7:30 am Close 7:30 pm

46.Mangal Chandi Temple

History:-The proud King Dakshya summoned a yajna but intentionally avoids inviting his daughter Sati and her husband Lord Shiva as Dakshya was not that fond of his son-in-law. When Sati reached the yajna ceremony uninvited, the abominable king insulted her and Lord Shiva like anything. Out of rage and pain, the devi then and there self-immolated herself leaving behind the corpse. When Lord Shiva came across this fact, He immediately took the form of Birbhadra and chopped off the head of Dakshya and took the corpse of the Devi and started mourning. To help Him out of His pain and to save the world, Lord Vishu sent the Sudarshan Chakra to mutilate the body of the Devi. When that happened the body was cut off in 51 pieces. The right wrist of the Devi fell at this place and formed the Shakti Peeth.

Temple Timings:-Open 24 hours

47.Mata Vishalakshi Temple

History:-

The daughter of Prajapati Daksha, Sati was married to Bhagwan Shiva against his wishes. Daksha organized a great yajna, but did not invite Sati and Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna-site, where Daksha ignored Sati and vilified Shiva. Unable to withstand this insult, Sati jumped into the sacrificial fire and committed suicide. Sati died, but her corpse did not burn.

Shiva (as Virabhadra) slew Daksha for being responsible for Sati’s death and forgave him, resurrecting him. The wild, grief-stricken Shiva wandered the universe with Sati’s corpse. Finally, Bhagwan Vishnu dismembered the body of Sati into 51 parts, each of which became a Shakti Pitha, temple to a form of the Goddess.

Shiva is also worshipped at each Shakti Pitha in the form of Bhairava, the male counterpart or guardian of the presiding goddess of the Pitha. Sati’s eye or earring is believed to have fallen at Varanasi, establishing Vishalakshi as a Shakti Pitha. However, if one asks at the temple there today, the priest and all others aver that the body part that fell was her face, which is hidden behind the murti.

Temple Timings:-6am–9:45pm

48.Bargabhima Temple

History:-
Bargabhima Temple is a Hindu temple in Tamluk near Kolkata in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is around 87.2 km from Kolkata, 85 km from Kharagpur, and well connected by NH-6 and south eastern railway tracks. It is an old Kali temple, built circa 1,150 years ago by a Maharaja of the Mayor dynasty. This place has been mentioned in Mahabharata as a place which Bhima acquired. This temple is considered as 51 shakti peth of mother Durga where left ankle of sati fell. The temple has been declared by Heritage Site by West Bengal Govt.

Temple Timings:-7:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:30 – 7:30 PM

49.Katyayani Shakti Peeth

History:-

According to legend, this place is believed to have been the site where Devi Sati’s hair fallen. According to other versions, Katyayani is the Yogmaya power of Vishnu, whom he ordered to be born as the daughter of Nanda and Yashoda, while he was born as Krishna to Devaki and Vasudev. Also, the Adya Shastra has established Katyayani as the deity of Vrindavan.

The architecture of the temple is very beautiful. The exterior of the temple was built using white marble and huge pillars support the temple. Pillars are made with black stone and are beautiful. Just adjacent to the steps that lead to main courtyard, two gold-coloured statues of lions are seen in standing posture. The temple has shrines for five different deities. Along with the goddess Katyayani, Lord Shiva, Lord Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh and Lord Surya are worshipped here.

Temple Timings:-7 AM – 11 AM and 5.30 PM – 8 PM

50.Danteshwari Mata Temple

History:-

Danteshwari Mata Temple Hindu Temples in Dantewada is a temple dedicated to Goddess Danteshwari and is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas, shrines of Shakti, the divine feminine, spread across India. The temple built in the 14th century by the Chalukyas of the South is situated in Dantewada, Hindu Temples in Dantewada town situated 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh. Dantewada is named after the Goddess Danteshwari, the presiding deity of the earlier Kakatiya rulers. Traditionally she is the Kuldevi (family goddess) of Bastar state.

The temple is as according legends, the spot where the Daanth or Tooth of Sati fell, during the episode when all the Shakti shrines were created in the Satya Yuga.

Temple Timings:-Open 24 hours

51.Ambika Shakti Pith Temple

History:-
The Ambika Shakti Pith Temple is located virat nagar nagar bharatpur near jaipur city Rajasthan.The temple is dedicated to goddesh Ambika.Virat Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati. It is said that, the left leg Maa Sati fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of left leg, this temple was constructed.Here the idol of maa Sati is called as ‘Ambika’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Amriteshwar’.ere the idol of maa Sati is called as ‘Ambika’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Amriteshwar’

Temple Timings:-6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm

52.Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth

History:-

Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth Temple dedicated to Goddess Duraga in one of the 51 Shakti Peeth Temple . Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth located near the Parkai railway station, near Karachi, in Pakistan. Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth the incarnation of Adhya Shakti, who killed the Dion Mahishasur, is worshiped As per Hindu mythology, the eyes of Goddess Sati fell here.

The Goddess is worshiped as “Mahisha-Mardhini and Krodish” (symbolizing the angry figure of Lord Shiva) as Vairabh. There are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas. Book Tour Package Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth Karachi Pakistan.
Shakti Peethas are shrines or divine places of the Mother Goddess . Lord Brahma performed a yajna to please Shakti and Shiva. Goddess Shakti emerged, separating from Shiva and helped Brahma in the creation of the universe. Brahma decided to give Shakti back to Shiva. Therefore his son Daksha performed several yajnas to obtain Shakti as his daughter in the form of Sati. Daksha, unhappy with his daughter Sati's marriage to Lord Shiva, refused to invite Shiva to the yagna he was performing. Relenting to Sati who wanted to visit her father, Shiva allowed his wife to go the yagna. There, Daksha insulted Shiva. Unable to bear her father's disrespect towards her husband, Sati immolated herself. Shiva, in his wrathful form of Veerabhadra, destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha. Lord Shiva carried Sati and wandered throughout Aryavartha in sorrow , the anger and grief of Shiva, manifested as the celestial dance of destruction, the Tandav. Lord Vishu, with the aim of stopping the Tandav, used his Sudarshana Chakra, which cut through the Sati's corpse. The parts of Sati body fell at varroas spots all through the Indian and neighboring country and these Sacred sites came to be called Shakti Peethas .

Temple Timings:-06:00 am to 10:00 pm.