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Discovering the 51 Shakti Peeths: A Divine Journey of Devotion and Legend

Discovering the 51 Shakti Peeths: A Divine Journey of Devotion and Legend. In the history of Sanatan Dharm, there exists a tale of profound love, sacrifice, and divine intervention, revolving around the celestial beings, Lord Shiva, and his beloved wife, Sati Mata. The saga unfolds during a grand Yagya organized by Daksha Prajapati, Sati Mata’s father, to which he intentionally omitted inviting his daughter and son-in-law, Lord Shiva. Despite Lord Shiva’s reluctance, Sati Mata’s heart yearned to attend the sacred ceremony.

Ignited by her desire, Sati Mata defied Lord Shiva’s counsel and attended the Yagya, only to witness her beloved being publicly insulted by Daksha Prajapati. Consumed by anguish and unable to bear the dishonor inflicted upon her beloved, Sati Mata immolated herself in the sacrificial fire.

jajpur biraja temple shakti peeth odisha

Enraged by the injustice, Lord Shiva unleashed his wrath, destroying the Yagya and beheading Daksha Prajapati. However, upon the pleas of the gods, Lord Shiva restored Daksha Prajapati’s life, albeit with the head of a goat. In grief and inconsolable agony, Lord Shiva, carrying the lifeless body of Sati Mata, commenced his cosmic Tandav Nritya, a dance of destruction and creation.

To avert calamity and preserve cosmic balance, Lord Vishnu intervened, deploying his divine Sudarshan Chakra to sever Sati Mata’s body into 51 fragments. Each fragment, imbued with divine energy, fell upon different locations, consecrating them as Shakti Peeths, sacred sites of feminine power and devotion.

vimala temple shakti peeth puri

Now, let us embark on a spiritual odyssey to explore these revered Shakti Peeths, where the divine presence of Sati Mata reverberates through time and space.

  1. Kalighat Kali Temple – Kolkata, West Bengal – Right Toes
  2. Kamakhya Temple – Guwahati, Assam – Genitals
  3. Jwala Ji Temple – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh – Tongue
  4. Naina Devi Temple – Nainital, Uttarakhand – Eyes
  5. Manasa Devi Temple – Panchkula, Haryana – Temples
  6. Vishalakshi Temple – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – Earrings
  7. Vindhyavasini Temple – Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh – Breasts
  8. Katyayani Temple – Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh – Waist
  9. Guhyeshwari Temple – Kathmandu, Nepal – Vagina
  10. Shri Devi Temple – Gokarna, Karnataka – Stomach
  11. Chamunda Devi Temple – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh – Hair
  12. Bhairavi Temple – Tripura – Left Leg
  13. Mahalakshmi Temple – Kolhapur, Maharashtra – Left Toes
  14. Ekaveera Temple – Mahur, Maharashtra – Right Hand
  15. Kalmadhav Temple – Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh – Left Buttock
  16. Sankari Devi Temple – Sankari, Bihar – Ankles
  17. Kamgiri Temple – Kamakhya, Assam – Yoni
  18. Jyotirgaya Temple – Bodh Gaya, Bihar – Fingers
  19. Danteshwari Temple – Dantewada, Chhattisgarh – Teeth
  20. Jogulamba Temple – Alampur, Telangana – Upper Teeth
  21. Matangi Temple – Bijapur, Karnataka – Left Cheek
  22. Yogmaya Temple – Mehrauli, Delhi – Left Breast
  23. Lalita Devi Temple – Thanesar, Haryana – Left Ankle
  24. Varahi Temple – Chaurasi, Odisha – Right Buttock
  25. Nandikeshwari Temple – Nandikotkur, Andhra Pradesh – Navel
  26. Sati Devi Temple – Birbhum, West Bengal – Back
  27. Chandika Temple – Mundeshwari, Bihar – Left Thigh
  28. Kali Temple – Kankhal, Haridwar – Back
  29. Saraswati Temple – Pushkar, Rajasthan – Teeth
  30. Manikyamba Temple – Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh – Upper Teeth
  31. Sarvamangala Temple – Tarapith, West Bengal – Third Eye
  32. Kalika Temple – Kalighat, Kolkata – Right Hand
  33. Chamunda Temple – Rohtas, Bihar – Left Leg
  34. Bhraamari Devi Temple – Trivandrum, Kerala – Cheeks
  35. Vimala Temple – Puri, Odisha – Left Shoulder
  36. Mangal Chandika Temple – Haridwar, Uttarakhand – Right Breast
  37. Vimla Devi Temple – Vimala, Odisha – Left Ankle
  38. Bahula Temple – Bardhaman, West Bengal – Left Arm
  39. Jayanti Devi Temple – Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand – Upper Lip
  40. Narayani Temple – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh – Neck
  41. Brahmani Temple – Sasaram, Bihar – Right Shoulder
  42. Biraja Temple – Jajpur, Odisha – Naval Cord
  43. Prabhas Shakti Peeth – Somnath, Gujarat – Stomach
  44. Shrinkhala Devi Temple – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh – Neck
  45. Renuka Temple – Mahur, Maharashtra – Upper Arms
  46. Kapalini Temple – Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh – Lower Lip
  47. Pradyumna Temple – Jagatsinghpur, Odisha – Left Ankle
  48. Durga Temple – Chandrakona, West Bengal – Left Palm
  49. Mangala Gauri Temple – Gaya, Bihar – Left Breast
  50. Shandilya Temple – Hinglaj, Pakistan – Chin
  51. Ambaji Temple – Banaskantha, Gujarat – Heart

varahi temple odisha shakti peeth

shandilya temple hinglaj pakistan

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