Shaktipeeth

4 Adi Shakti Pithas | 18 Maha Sakti Pithas | 51 Shakti Peethas | Goddess Shaktipeeth

Shakti means manifestations of the goddess of Dakshayani, Sati, Parvati or Durga, the main woman of Hinduism and the main deity of power. Shakti, the goddess of power is the avatar of Adi Shakti and has three main manifestations such as Durga Devi, Mahakali and Gowri. There are 4 Adi Shaktipeetha located in the Puri Jagarnath Temple complex at Berhampur, Guwahati and the Kolkata Kalighat Kali temple, in addition to these four there are 51 famous Peethas scattered across India and neighboring countries and 18 Maha Shaktipeethas.

4 Adi Shaktipeethas:

  1. Vimala Shaktipeeth Temple inside Puri Jagannath Temple Complex Odisha
  2. Maa Bhairavi Temple, Berhampur, Odisha
  3. Kamakhya Guwahati, Assam
  4. Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata West Bengal

18 Maha Shaktipeethas:

  1. Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
  2. Sri Srunkhala Devi Temple, Pandua, West Bengal
  3. Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple, Chamundi Hill, Mysore, Karnataka
  4. Shri Jogulamba Temple, Alampur, Telangana
  5. Sri Bhramaramba Devi Temple, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
  6. Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur, Maharastra
  7. Mahurye Ekaveerika Temple/Renuka Devi Temple, Mahur, Maharastra
  8. Shri Gadhkalika Mata Temple / Mahakali Devi, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  9. Puruhutika Devi Temple, Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh
  10. Biraja Devi/Birija Kshetra, Jajpur, Odisha
  11. Draksharamam Manikyamba Devi Temple, Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh
  12. Kamrup / Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam
  13. Madhaveswari Devi Temple, Prayag, Uttar Pradesh
  14. Jwalamukhi, Vaishnavi Devi / Vaishno Devi, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  15. Mangla Gauri Temple, Gaya, Bihar
  16. Vishalakshi Temple / Vishalakshi Gauri Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  17. Sharada Peeth, Saraswathi Devi, Kashmir
  18. Shri Shankari Devi Temple, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

51 Shaktipeethas:

    1. Kirit Shaktipeeth is located on the bank of the Lalbagh coat bank of the Hooghly River in West Bengal. Kirat means that Sirabhushan or the crown of Devi Sati was dropped there. Devi is worshipped as Vimala (Pure) and Shiva as Sangbarta
    2. Katyayani Shaktipeeth  is located in Bhooteshwar in Vrindavan, Mthura, Uttar Pradesh where Sati’s hair has fallen out. Devi means power while Bhairav means Bhutesh (Lord of living beings).
    3. Krvir Shaktipeeth  is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Devi’s three eyes fell here. Devi is worshipped as Mahishmardini and Lord Shiva as Krodhish.
    4. Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth , Some scholars believe that it is located in Ladakh, while others believe that it is located in Silhat in Assam. Devi is worshipped as Shri Sundari and Shiva as Sundaranand.
    5. Vishalakshi Shaktipeeth  is the Devi earrings (Kundal) that fell here and is located in Meeraghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Devi is worshipped as Vishwa Lakschmi and Shiva as Kala.
    6. Godavari Coast Shaktipeeth  is located in Kabbur in Godavari coast, Andhra Pradesh. Devi’s left cheek fell here and the idols are Vishweshwari (mother of the world) and Shiva as Dandapani.
    7. Shuchindram Shaktipeeth  is located near the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.Devi’s upper teeth fell here and the idols are Devi asNarayani and Shiva as Sanghar.
    8. Panchasagar Shakti: Exact place of this Peeth is not known, but Devi’s lower teeth fell here and the idols are Devi as Barahi and Shiva as Maharudra.
    9. Jvalamukhi Shaktipeeth  is located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Devi’s tongue fell here and the idols are Devi as Ambika and Shiva as Unmatta.
    10. Bhairava Parvat Shaktipeeth  is There is a tiff between scholars regarding its location. Some argue to be in Girinagar, Gujarat while some argue to be in near Shipra river in Ujjain, Madhya Prades, where Devi’s upper lips fell. Idols are Devi as Avanti and Shiva as Lambakarna. Harsiddhi Temple.
    11. 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.
    12. Jnsthan Shaktipeeth  is located in Panchavati in Nasik, Maharashtra. Devi’s chin fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhramari and Shiva as Vikrakatakkha.
    13. Kashmir or Amarnath Shaktipeeth  is in Amarnath, Jammu Kashmir. Devi’s neck fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahamaya and Shiva as Trisandhyasvar.
    14. Nndipur Shaktipeeth  is located in Santhya in West Bengal. Devi’s necklace fell here and the idols are Devi as Nandini and Shiva as Nandikishore.
    15. Shri Shail Shaktipeeth  is near Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Part of Devi’s neck fell here. Idols are Devi as Mahalakshmi and Shiva as Shambaranand.
    16. Nalhati Shaktipeeth  is is in Bolpur, West Bengal. Devi’s vocal pipe fell here and the idols are Devi as Kalika and Shiva as Yogesh.
    17. Mithila Shaktipeeth : It’s location is still unkown. Location is considered to be at three places, in Janakpur in Nepal and in Bihar’s Samastipur and Saharsa, where Devi’s left shoulder fell. Idols are Devi as Mahadevi and Shiva as Mahodara.
    18. Ratnavali Shaktipeeth  is Location is unkown, suggested to be located near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Devi’s right shoulder fell here and the idols are Devi as Kumari and Shiva as Bhairava.
    19. Ambaji Shaktipeeth  is located in Girnar hills, Gujarat. Devi’s stomach fell here and the idols are Devi as Chandrabhaga and Shiva as Vakratunda.
    20. Jallandhar Shaktipeeth  is located in Jallandhar, Punjab. Devi’s left breasts fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurmalini and Shiva as Bhisan.
    21. Ramagiri Shaktipeeth  is Exact location is not known, some debate in Chitrakoot, U. P. while others debate in Meher, Madhya Pradesh. Devi’s right breasts fell here and the idols are Devi as Shivani and Shiva as Chanda.
    22. Vaidyanath Shaktipeeth  is located in Jharkhand’s Giridih, Deoghar. Devi’s heart fell here and the idols are Devi as Jaidurga and Shiva as Vaidyanath. It is believed that Sati cremated here.
    23. Vakreshwar Shaktipeeth  is located in Santhya, West Bengal. Devi’s mind or the centre of the brows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahishamardini and Shiva as Vakranath.
    24. Kanyakashram Kanyakumari Shaktipeeth  is located in Kanyakumari’s three seas Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and is situated at the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu. Devi’s back fell here and the idols are Devi as Sharvani and Shiva as Nimisha.
    25. Bahula Shaktipeeth  is located in Katwa, Veerbhum, W.B. Devi’s left arm fell here and the idols are Devi as Bahula and Shiva as Bhiruk.
    26. Ujjayini Shaktipeeth  is located on both banks of the sacred Kshipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Devi’s elbows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mangalchandi and Shiva as Kapilambar.
    27. Manivedika Shaktipeeth  is located in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Gayatri Mandir is the another name. Devi’s middle of the palms or both wrists fell here and the idols are Devi as Gayatri and Shiva as Sarvananda.
    28. Prayag Shaktipeeth  is located in Allahabad, U. P. Devi’s ten fingers fell here and the idols are Devi as Lalita and Shivaas Bhava.
    29. Virjakshetra, Utkal Shaktipeeth  is located in Puri and Yajpur, Orissa. Devi’s navel fell here and the idols are Devi as Vimala and Shiva as Jagannath.
    30. Kanchi Shaktipeeth  is located in Kanchivaram, Tamil Nadu. Devi’s skeleton fell here and the idols are Devi as Devagarbha and Shiva as Ruru.
    31. Kalmadhav Shaktipeeth  is Exact location is not known. But Devi’s right hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali and Shiva as Asitananda.
    32. Sona Shaktipeeth  is located in Bihar. Devi’s left hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Narmada and Shiva as Vadrasen.
    33. Kamakhya Shaktipeeth  is located in hills of Kamagiri, Assam. Devi’s yoni or Vagina fell here and the idols are Devi as Kamakhya and Shiva as Umananda.
    34. Jayanti Shaktipeeth  is located in Jayantia Hills, Assam. Devi’s left thigh fell here and idols are Devi as Jayanti and Shiva as Bhairav  Kramdishhwar.
    35. Magadh Shaktipeeth  is located in Patna, Bihar. Devi’s right thigh fell here and the idols are Devi as Sarvanandkari and Shiva as Vyomkesha.
    36. Tristota Shaktipeeth  is located on the banks of Tista river in Shalbari village in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal.Devi’s left feet fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhramari and Shiva as Iswar .
    37. Tripura Sundari Shaktitripuri Shaktipeeth  is located in Kishor village, Tripura. Devi’s right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurasundari and Shiva as Tripuresh.
    38. Vibhash Shaktipeeth  is located in Tamluk, in the district of Medinipur, West Bengal. Devi’s left ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhimarupa and Shiva as Sarvananda.
    39. Devikup Peeth Kurukshetra Shaktipeeth  is located near the lake near the dwaipayan Shakti, in Kurukshetra Junction, Haryana. Devi’s right ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Savitri or Sthanu and Shiva as Aswanath. Devikup Peeth Kurukshetra.
    40. Yugadya Shaktipeeth , Kshirgram Shaktipeeth  is located in Khirgram, West Bengal. Devi’s right toe fell here and the idols are Devi as Yogadaya and Shiva as Khirakantha.
    41. Ambika Virat Shaktipeeth  is located in Vairatgram in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Devi’s small toes of the feet fell here and idols are Devi as Ambika and Shiva as Amrita.
    42. Kalighat Shaktipeeth  is located in Kalighat in Calcutta, West Bengal. Also known as Kaalimandir. Devi’s four small toes from her right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali and Shiva as Nakuleesh or Nakuleeshwar.
    43. Manasa Shaktipeeth  is located near Manasarovar lake, Tibet. Devi’s right hand or palm fell her and the idols are Devi as Dakhchayani and Shiva as Amar.
    44. Lanka Shaktipeeth  is located in Sri Lanka. Devi’s feet bells (Nupur) fell here and the idols are Devi as Indrakschi and Shiva as Rakchaseswara.
    45. Gandaki Shaktipeet is located in Muktinath, Nepal. Devi’s right cheek fell here and the idols are Devi as Gandakichandi and Shiva as Chakrapani.
    46. Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth  is located near Pashupathinath Mandir in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devi’s two knees fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahamaya and Shiva as Kapali.
    47. Hinglaaj Shaktipeeth  is located in Hingula, Pakistan. Devi’s mind or brain fell here and the idols are Devi as Kotari and Shiva as Bhimlochan.
    48. Sugandha Shaktipeeth  is located on the banks of the river in Khulna, Bangladesh. Devi’s nose fell here and idols are Devi as Sunanada and Shiva as Traimbak.
    49. Kartoyagat Shaktipeeth  is located in the banks of Karotoa, Bangladesh. Devi’s left seat or her clothing fell here and ldols are Devi as Aparna and Shiva as Bhairava.
    50. Chattal Shaktipeeth  is located in Chatgaon, Bangladesh. Devi’s right arm fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhavani (Devi) and Shiva as Chandrashekhar.
    51. Yashor Shaktipeeth  is located in Jessore, Bangladesh. Devi’s centre of the hands fell here and the idols are Jashoreswari and Shiva as Chanda.