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Facts about 51 Shaktipeeth in India with body parts of Devi Sati

Shaktipeeth in India is dedicated to the goddess Shakti, also known as Sati. It is frequently described as a holy site with a reason for existing. Shakti Peeth is revered as an important shrine or site of pilgrimage in Hindu mythology. These are thought to be the locations where Devi Sati’s jewelry or bits of her jewelry are thought to have fallen to the ground.

There are 51 ShaktiPeethas in India, of which 18 are Maha Shakti Peethas, according to various reports. They can be found all over the Indian subcontinent. India has the majority of the Shakti Peethas. However, some of them are also in close-by nations like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The list of all 51 ShaktiPeethas in India, together with every relevant data, including their locations and bodily components, will be shared in today’s post.

 

Shaktipeeth in India: Story

Lord Shiva was the husband of Durga and Devi Durga took birth as Sati in the house of Prajapati Daksha. And when Sati and Mahadev were married, Prajapati Daksha performed the Yagya.In this Yagya, all the devtas, seven sages, and the entire people (called Praja) were invited to this Yagya. All were invited by King Daksha except his daughter Devi Sati and her husband Mahadev.But when Goddess Sati came to know that her father Prajapati Daksha is performing a great Yagya, Mata Sati had a strong desire to go there. And Devi Sati requested Lord Shiva to accompany her to the place of Yagya. Lord Shiva said to Devi Sati that if we are not invited then we should not go.But Mata Sati did not listen to Mahadev and went to the place of Yagya. But King Daksha welcomed everyone except Sati. When Sati asked Father Daksha why they did not invite Shiva to the Yagya place, Prajapati Daksha insulted Mahadev.

Mother Sati was greatly offended by this insult, so Devi Sati decided to consume her in the fire during the Yagya. And she gave up her body into the Yagya.

When Lord Shiva realized this, his third eye opened in anger and start a destructive dance (tandava). When Mahadev went to the place of Yagya, Sati was dead.

Then he gently took the dead body of his beloved wife in his arms. But the rebirth of Goddess Sati was important to save the universe. For that, lord Vishnu cut Sati’s lifeless body into 51 pieces using Sudarshan Chakra. These pieces spread on the ground and these pieces came to be known as Shakti Peetha.

So, here is the list of 51 Shaktipeeth in India along with their state.

Name of the ShaktipeethInformation and place
Kamakhya / Kamrup-Kamakhya temple / Kamakhya DevalayaMaa Kamakhya is one of the fiercest representations of Goddess Sati. It is one of the most well-known Shakti Peeths and is located in the Nilgiri hills near Guwahati Assam. Maa Sati's Yoni (genital organ) had fallen here.
Avanti / Mahakali DeviMother's upper lips landed on the Bhairav mountain, which is located close to the Shipra River in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Lalita / Alopi MataMother's finger landed in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh's Sangam beach. The Lalitha and Prayad Temple is another name for this Shaktipeeth.
Vishalakshi / ManikarnikaOn the Manikarnika Ghat in Kashi, Uttar Pradesh, the mother's earrings fell. It is also called Vishalakshi Gauri Temple.
Bhavanipur Shaktipeeth / Aparna Devi TempleThe left anklet (ornament) of Goddess Mata Sati fell at the Aparna Shakti Peeth. Goddess is revered as an Aparna in Bangladesh.
Bahula / Bahula Devi MandirThis holy site is situated in Ketugram, West Bengal's Bardhaman district, about eight kilometres from Katwa, on the banks of the Ajay River. In the form of Devi Bahula, the goddess lives here, while Bhiruk serves as the Bhairava. On this land, Sati's left hand dropped.
Bhawani - Chandranath TempleThis Peeth located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, next to Sitakunda station, on top of the Chandranath hills .Mata Mata Sati's right hand fell here.
Trisrota Maa Bhramari Sakti Peeth / BhramariAt the Trisrota Maa Bhramari Sakti Peeth in the Bengali village of Salbari, the mother's left leg was cut off. Panchgarh is inaccessible by air or train. The 344 km driving distance between Panchgarh and Dhaka. Private sector hino-chair coach services are offered from the Panchagarh city bus terminals at Dhaka's Ghatpoli, Shemoli, and Mirpur roads.
Janasthaan / BhramariOn Nashik in Maharashtra, the mother's chin dropped. However, Nashik is home to the closest airport and train station.
Prabhas - Shakti ChandrabhagaIn the Prabhas area of the Somnath temple in Gujarat's Junagadh district, the mother's abdomen dropped. Both national and international airports are close to Junagadh in terms of air travel. Trains arrive in this city from all across the nation.
Maa Chintpurni Temple / ChhinnamastikaFeet of Goddes fell here in Himachal Pradesh's Una district.
Mansa / DakshayaniThis Mata Shakti Peeth is situated close to Tibet's Mansarovar. Here, Mata Mata Sati's right hand fell. So, Each year, only a certain number of Indian pilgrims are permitted to travel to Kailash Mansarovar.
Gandaki Chandi /Muktinath TempleThe location of Muktinath Shaktipeeth, where the Mother's forehead or shrine was dropped, is in Nepal at a place named Pokhara on the banks of the Gandaki River.
Manivedika - GayatriManibandh, also referred to as Manivedika Shakti Peeth and Gayatri Temple, is situated 11 kilometers to the northwest of Ajmer, next to Gayatri Pahar, close to Pushkar, Rajasthan, the site of Mata's wrist injury. Jaipur has the closest airport to Pushkar.
Indrakshi / Nagapooshani / BhuvaneswariIn Sri Lanka's Trincomalee, Mata's anklet dropped.
Yashore / Yashoreswari / JassoreshwariAt Yashore in Ishwaripur, in the Khulna district of Bangladesh, a mother's palm fell. The closest airport is in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka, and it can accommodate domestic and international aircraft. Since there is no train connection between the two nations, few buses connect the major Indian towns with this religious location.
Baidyanath / Vaidyanath / JayadurgaBaidyanath Dham, which is in Jharkhand, captured Mother's heart. Mother is referred to as Jai Mata in this place, and Bhairava is referred to as Vaidyanath or Baidaynath.
Brajeshwari Devi Temple / Karnat / JayadurgaThe location of the Brajeshwari Devi Temple is Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, where Mata Sati's two ears were destroyed. Here, Lord Shiva is referred to as Abhiru while the goddess is referred to as Jayadurga or Jayadurga.
Jayanti - Nartiang Durga TempleOn the Jaintia hill in Meghalaya, where Goddess Mata Sati's left thigh fell, is where Nartiang Shakti Peeth is situated. Lord Shiva is referred to as Kramashishwara and Goddess Mata Sati is adored as Jayanti.
Yugandya Temple / KshirgramIn the Bardhaman district of West Bengal, the mother's right leg's thumb was dropped. Another name for it is Kshirgram Shakti Peeth.
Kalmadhav / Devi Kali ShaktipeethNear the Shon River in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh's Kalamadhav Temple, the mother's left buttock fell.
Kalighat Kali Temple / KalikaIn Kalighat, a locality in the West Bengali city of Kolkata, the mother's right toe fell. Nalhati Bus Stand and Nalhati Junction are the closest bus stops and railroad stations, respectively. Dumdum Airport in Kolkata is the closest airport.
Kankaleshwari / Devgrabha / Kankalitala ShaktipeethKankalitala, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, is where the goddess, also known as Kankaleshwari, may be found on the banks of the Koppai River, 10 kilometers northeast of Bolpur station. This is the location where the mother's pelvis dropped.
Vibhash / Kapalini ShaktipeethIn West Bengal's East Medinipur district, the mother's left ankle fell. It is located on the Rupnarayan River's banks near the Bay of Bengal, some 90 kilometers from Kolkata.
Hinglaj Shaktipeeth51 Shaktipeeths are not only in India but also in Pakistan. Hingla or Hinglaj Shaktipeeth is located in Balochistan, Pakistan. Mata Sati's head fell here.
Ratnavali Shaktipeeth TempleOn the Khanakul-Krishnanagar route in Bengal's Hooghly district, the mother's right shoulder dropped. In this region of the country, rail and road transportation is the most popular. Another name for it is Anandamayee Shakti Peeth.
Shri Shail ShaktipeethAt a location named Shail, close to the Sylhet area of Bangladesh, the mother's neck was broken. 20 kilometers away in Dhaka is where you'll find the country's airport.
Mahamaya ShaktipeethMother's ornaments dropped in Kashmir's Pahalgam district
Mahashira Shakti PeethIn Pashupatinath Nath, Nepal, on this Shakti Peeth, the mother's knees dropped. It is commonly referred to as Guhyeshwari Temple.
Mahishmardini Shaktipeeth /Shri Bakreshwar Temple, BirbhumThe temple is located in Bangladesh's Birbhum district along the Paaphra River. It is believed that this is where Sati's area between the eyebrows dropped.
Shivaharkaray / Mahishamardini Shivaharkaray (Karavipur)Eyes of the Goddess fell here, in Karachi, Pakistan, next to Sukkur Station.
Ujani Shaktipeeth/ Shri Mangal Chandi TempleIn Bengal's Bardhaman district, in a place named Ujani, the right wrist of Goddess fell.
Nandikeshwari Temple, Sainthia / Nandipur Shakti PeethIn West Bengal's Birbhum area, Mata's jewelry got misplaced. There are numerous direct buses to Birbhum that leave from different locations. The distance between the nearby railway station and this Shakti Peeth is only ten minutes.
Shuchi / Narayani ShaktipeethThe mother's upper tooth fell at the Shuchi Theertham Shiva temple in Tamil Nadu while traveling between Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. Local transportation is necessary to get to the Suchindram temple from Kanyakumari. Trivandrum Airport is the closest airport.
Attahas / Phullara / Fullara ShaktipeethAt the West Bengal location of Attahas, Mata's lower lip fell.
Rakini / Godavari Tir / Sarvashail ShaktipeethIn the Rajahmundry region of Andhra Pradesh, Mother's left hand (cheek) struck Kotilingeshwara on the banks of the Godavari river.
Kanyashram ShaktipeethBack of mother collapsed in Kanyashram, Tamil Nadu. Sarvani is the Shaktipeeth in question. Other names for Kanyashram include Kalikasram and Kanyakumari Shakti Peeth.
Savitri / Bhadrakali Shaktipeeth Shri Devikoop Temple, KurukshetraIn the Haryana area of Kurukshetra, the mother's ankle fell.
Ramgiri Shakti PeethA mother's right breast collapsed at Ramgiri Place near Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh.
Shri Parvat ShaktipeethIn Kashmir's Ladakh region, the mother's right foot slipped and hit the mountain. Road travel is deemed to be most convenient from July through September. 700 kilometres away from Ladakh, in Jammu Tawi, is the closest railway station. Leh has the closest airport.
Jwala Ji / Siddhida (Ambika) MataIn Himachal Pradesh's Kangra area, Mata Sati's tongue slipped. The name of this Shaktipeeth is Jwalaji Sthan. It is 60 kilometers from Dharamshala and 30 kilometers south of Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Sugandha Shaktipeeth / SunandaGoddess Sunanda is honored in the temple known as Sugandha Shaktipeeth. It is situated 10 kilometers north of Bangladesh in the Bulisal village of Shikharpur. Maa Sati's nose is reported to have fallen here.
Tripura Sundari temple / Tripureshwari TempleIn the Tripura village of Radhakishorepur, near Udaipur, the mother's right foot fell off.
Tripurmalini / Shri Devi Talab MandirIn Punjab, close to Jalandhar Cantonment, the mother's left breast was dropped. It is situated in the city's heart, about a kilometer from the closest train station.
Katyayani Shakti PeethMother's hair fell in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan tehsil.
Mithila Shakti PeethLocated on the Bihar, India-Nepal border near Janakpur Station Darbhanga.Here, the goddess's left shoulder fell.
Panch sagar Shakti PeethMother Sati's bottom teeth (Jaw) dropped. It is situated in Uttrakhand, close to Haridwar.
Kiriteswari TempleMother's crown collapsed close to Kiritkona village in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.
Paropit TempleMother's BAMONBONSHAM fell in the Paro town of Bhutan.
Shri Ambika ShaktipeethThe fingers of Goddess Sati's left feet fell in the Rajasthani village of Biraat Nagar in the Bharatpur district.
Maa Narmada Temple / Shondesh ShaktipeethIn the Madhya Pradesh district of Amarkantak, the right buttock of the mother was found at Narmada's source.

FAQs Regarding 51 ShaktiPeethas in India

 1.What Is a ShaktiPeethas?

Sati’s revered memorials are known as Shakti Peeth, are dispersed across the nation. Since these are thought to be the locations where Sati’s body parts are said to have fallen when Lord Shiva was carrying her corpse in grief, all of these pilgrimage sites have great significance in the Shaktism religion.

2.Do Shakti Peeth is Vaishno Devi, right or wrong?

One of the 108 Maha Shakti Peethas is the Vaisno Devi temple in Katra. The Maa Durga temple is one of India’s most well-known pilgrimage sites and is frequented by a sizable number of devotees.

3.Is China the place of Shakti Peeth?

The Dakshayani Shakti Peeth is located within Chinese territory. Her right hand fell on this important seat of Maa Sati. This historic temple, also known as Manasa Shaktipeeth, is situated close to Tibet’s Mansarovar.

 4.Which Shakti Peeth exists outside of India?

There is a lot of Shakti Peeth outside of India, indeed. There are 51 Shakti peethas spread throughout India and its neighbouring nations, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, and Pakistan, according to Srimad Devi Bhagavatam.

5.How many Shakti Peethas exist worldwide?

According to various mythological sources, there are between 18 and 108 Shakti Peethas. These important Sati locations are dispersed throughout India and its surrounding nations.

 

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