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52 Shakthi Peethams

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There was a great king called Daksha Prajapati who was the son of Lord Brahma. He had 27 daughters and Sati Devi is one among them. Sati Devi got married to Lord Shiva. When Dashka entered the arena of a yaga performed by Agni, everyone except Lord Shiva stood up as a mark of respect. Daksha felt insulted by Lord Shiva's behaviour. Later when Daksha conducted a yaga himself , he did not invite his daughter and his son in law. Though Sati felt bad because of the non-invitation, she wanted to attend the yaga against the wish of Lord Shiva.When Sati, attended the yaga nobody has cared for her and she felt insulted by the actions of her sisters and parents. Then when her father started abusing her husband she could not control her feelings and sacrificed herself at the place of yagna by creating agni from earth with her right thumb of her foot.Knowing this Lord Shiva removed one bunch of Jhatha from his head and hit it on the earth. From that Lord, Veerabhadra has born and rushed to yaga spot and killed Daksha by cutting his head. Later Shiva went to the spot and taken the body of sati from the fire and started dancing with it. The world was terrorised from this Tandava Nritya and to stop this Nritya, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra and completely cut the Sati's body into pieces. These body parts have fallen at various places in India and Srilanka. Where ever these parts have fallen the places are called Shaktipeethas. Like 18 peethas in ashtadasa category, Sati's body parts are categorised as 52 in this classification. All these places are covered under 52 Shakthi Peethams.
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Shankari Devi Shakti Pitha Sri Lanka

It is believed that Satee's Groin fell here. The temple of Shankari Devi was exactly on the peak of a hill that was ruined by foreign invaders.

Saraswathi Devi Sakthipeeth Kashmir

Saraswathi was the famous temple of goddess Sharada  in Kashmir - also called Kashyappur named after Rishi Kashyap - on the banks of Neelum Kishenganga river .

Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth Madhya Pradesh

Kalmadhava Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati.

Kamakhya Temple Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple located on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, is one of the most important Shakti shrines in India

Mithila Shakthi Peeth Nepal

Mithila Shakti Peeth is an important Shakti Peeth where Devi Sati’s left shoulder  has fallen. Here Devi Sati is worshipped as Mithila or Mahadevi and Lord Bhairav as Mahodar.

Maa Varahi Panchasagar Shakti Peetha Varanasi

Panchasagar is the famous Shakti Peetha near Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh where it is said that the Lower Teeth of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Varahi and Lord Shiva as Maharudra.

Chamundeshwari Temple Mysore

The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India.

Hinglaj Mata Sakthipeeth Pakistan

Hinglaj Mata, also known as Hinglaj Devi, Hingula Devi and Nani Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, Pakistan, and is the middle

Virat Shakti Peeth Jaipur

Virat Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati.

Manivedika Shakti Peetha Rajasthan

Manivedika Shakti Peeth is among the 51 Shakti Peeth of Maa Sati.

Sri Kasi Vishalakshi Devi Temple Varanasi

Sri Vishalakshi Temple is one among the 18 famous Shakthi Peeta's. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi in the divine form of Vishalakshi Devi. Her consort is Lord Kashi Viswanath.

Manasa Shakti Peeth Manas Sarovar Tibet

Temple has believed that Devi’s Daksha Hasta  fell at Manasa, where She is known as Dakshayani and Bhairava is called Amara.Shakti peeth Manasa is Located at Tibet.

Bhramaramba Devi Sakthipeeth Srisailam

Srisailam is located on the banks of River Krishna. Here River Krishna is in the form of Patalaganga. Lakhs of devotees take a holy dip here and then go for the Darshan of the JyotirLinga.

Mahakali Devi Sakthipeeth Ujjain

Maha Kali temple from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is famous for one another ferocious deity of Shakti.

Uma Shakti Peeth Mathura

Uma Shakti Peetha located in Vrindavan is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas where the ‘Ringlets of Hair’ of Devi Sati have fallen.

Janasthan Devi Temple Nashik

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.

Maa Gandaki shakthi peetha Nepal

Muktinath or Gandaki Shakthi Peetha is the temple where Sati’s Right Cheek has fallen. Devi Sati is worshipped as Gandakichandi and Lord Shiva as Chakrapani. 

Kanchi Kamakshi Devi Shakti Pitha Kanchipuram

Kamakshi Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of Goddess.

Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth Kanyakumari

Suchindram is the famous Shakti Peetha where it is said that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Narayani and Lord Shiva as Sanghar or Samhara Bhairava.

Bhramari Shakthi Peetha West Bengal

Bhramri Devi Mandir is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas belonging to Devi Sati/ Durga where the left leg of Devi Sati fell at Trisotra, Salbari village, Bodaganj, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.