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LIST OF 51 SHAKTI PEETHAS

लङ्कायाम् शांकरीदेवी कामाक्षी काञ्चिकापुरे। प्रद्युम्ने शृङ्खला देवी चामुण्डा क्रौञ्चपट्टणे॥

Goddess Shankari in Sri Lanka, Kamakshi in Kanchipuram Goddess Shrinkhala in Pradyumna and Chamunda in Mysore

अलम्पुरे जोगुलाम्ब श्रीशैले भ्रमराम्बिक। कोल्हापुरमहलक्ष्मी माहुर्यमेकवीरिका॥

Goddess Jogulamba in Alampur, Goddess Bhramarambika in Shrisailam Goddess Maha Lakshmi in Kolhapur and Goddess Ekaveeraa in Mahur

उज्जयिन्याम् महाकाळी पीठिकायाम् पुरुहुतिका। ओड्ढ्यायाम् गिरिजादेवी माणिक्या दक्षवाटिके॥

Goddess Maha Kali in Ujjain, Purhuthika in Peethika Goddess Girija in Odhyana and Manikya in the house of Daksha

हरिक्षेत्रे कामरूपी प्रयागे माधवेश्वरी। ज्वालायाम् वैष्णवीदेवी गयामाङ्गल्यगौरिके॥

Goddess Kama Rupi in the temple of Vishnu, Madhaveshwari in Prayagraj Goddess giving flame in Jwala Mukhi and Mangala Gowri in Gaya

वारणास्याम् विशालाक्षी काश्मीरेतु सरस्वती। अष्ठादशैवपीठानि योनिनामप दुर्लभानिच॥

Goddess Vishalakshi in Varanasi, Saraswati in Kashmir These are the 18 houses of Shakti, which are rare even to the Devas

सायंकालं पठेन्नित्यम् सर्वरोगनिवारणम्। सर्वपापहरम् दिव्यम् सर्वसम्पत्करम् शुभम्॥

When chanted every evening, all the enemies would get destroyed all the diseases would vanish, and prosperity would be showered.

–Ashtadasa shakti peetha stotram

Shakti Peethas

When Sati, the wife of Shiva and the first incarnation of Parvati, sacrificed herself at a yagna being performed by her father the King Daksha; a very distraught Shiva started dancing with her body. The world was terrorized from this Tandava Nritya and to stop the devastating penance, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra (the whirling knife on his finger tip) and completely cut up Sati's body in several pieces. Click here to read more about this story.

Wherever her body parts fell, a temple was erected to commemorate different manifestations of Shiva and Parvati and became a Hindu pilgrimage. They are called Pitha or Sakti Pithas. These temples are scattered from present day Pakistan to India to Sri Lanka to Bangladesh. Sati is also called Devi or Shakti (Strength).

List of 51 Shakti Peethas

Each of the Shakti Peethas listed below is a location where a body part of Maa Sati fell. At each of the Shakti Peethas, the goddess Shakti is worshipped by a different name. Also, Shiva, as consort and protector of Maa Sati, is also worshipped with a different name at each of the Shakti Peethas.

1. Mahamayi, Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir


Throat

Maa Mahamaya

Bhairav Trisandhyasvar

India

Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag

Jammu Airport (70 Kms)

2. Phullara, in Attahasa, West Bengal


Lower Lip

Maa Phullara

Bhairav Vishwesh

India

West Bengal

Birbhum

Dum Dum Airport, Kolkata (182 Kms)

3. Bahula, Bardhaman, West Bengal


Left Arm

Maa Bahula

Bhairav Bhiruk

India

West Bengal

Purba Bardhaman

Dum Dum Airport, Kolkata (182 Kms)

4. Mahishmardini, Bakreshwar, Siuri town


Portion of head between eyebrows

Maa Mahishmardini

Bhairav Vakranath

India

West Bengal

Birbhum

Kolkata Airport(182 Kms)

5. Avanti, Bairavparvat Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh


Elbow / Upper Lip (debated)

Maa Avanti

Bhairav Lambakarna

India

Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, Indore (57 km)

6. Aparna, Bhavanipur, Bangladesh


anklet/ribs of left chest/ right eye (debated)

Maa Aparna

Bhairav Vaman

Bangladesh

Rajshahi

Bogra

Rajshahi Airport(89.1 km)

7. Gandaki Chandi, Chandi River


cheek

Gandaki Chandi

Bhairav Chakrapani

Nepal

Gandaki

Mustang

Kathmandu Airport(375 km)

8. Bhramari, Janasthaan


Chin

Maa Bhramari

Vikritaksh Bhairav

India

Maharashtra

Nashik

Mumbai Airport(167 km)

9. Hinglaj, Balochistan


Head

Mata Hinglaj

Bhimalochana

Pakistan

Balochistan

Lasbela

Karachi Airport(264 km)

10. Jayanti, Nartiang, Meghalaya


Left Thigh

Jayanti Shakti

Kamadishwar

India

Meghalaya

West Jaintia Hills

Shillong Airport (67.4 kms)

11. Jeshoreshwari, Khulna district, Bangladesh


Palm

Jeshoreshwari

Chanda

Bangladesh

Khulna

Satkhira

Ishurdi Airport (160 kms)

12. Jwala/Siddhida, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh


Tongue

Siddhida

Unmatta Bhairava

India

Himachal Pradesh

Kangra

Dharamsala Airport (40 kms)

13. Dakshina Kali, Kalighat, West Bengal


Right toes

Dakshina Kali

Nakuleshwar

India

West Bengal

Kolkata

Kolkata Airport (12 Kms)

14. Kalmadhav, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh


Left Buttock

Kalmadhava

Asitananda

India

Madhya Pradesh

Anuppur

Bilaspur Airport (120 Kms)

15. Khamakya, Guwahati, Assam


Yoni (Genitals)

Maa Khamakya

-

India

Assam

Guwahati

Guwahati International Airport (20 Kms)

16. Devgarbha/Kankleshwari, Birbhum, West Bengal


Bones

Devgarbha

Ruru

India

West Bengal

Birbhum

Kolkata Airport (136 Kms)

17. Sravani, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu


Back and Spine

Sravani

Nimish

India

Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari

Thiruvanthapuram Airport (90 Kms)

18. Chamudeshwari/Jaya Durga, Chamundi Hills, Mysore


Hair

Chamundeshwari

Bheeshan Bhairava

India

Karnataka

Mysuru

Bengaluru Airport (160 Kms)

19. Vimla/ Kiriteshwari, Murshidabad, West Bengal


Crown

Vimla/ Kiriteshwari

Samvarta

India

West Bengal

Murshidabad

Kolkata Airport (195 Kms)

20. Kumari Shakti at Anandamayee Temple of West Bengal


Right Shoulder

Kumari

Bhairav

India

West Bengal

Hooghly

Kolkata Airport (79 Kms)

21. Bhramri, Bodaganj, Jalpaiguri


Left leg

Bhraamri Devi

Iswar

India

West Bengal

Jalpaiguri

Bagdogra (46 Kms)

22. Shakti Dakshayani, Manasarovar


Right hand

Dakshayani / Manasa

Amar

Tibet

Ngari

Burang

Ngari Gunsa Airport

23. Gayatri Manibandh, Pushkar, Rajasthan


Wrist / Bracelet

Gayatri / Chamunda Devi

Sharvananda

India

Rajasthan

Ajmer

Jaipur Airport (157 Kms)

24. Uma at Mithila, border of Nepal and India


Left shoulder

Uma Devi

Mahodar

India

Bihar

Darbhanga

Darbhanga Airport (12 Kms)

25. Nagapooshani Amman Temple, Nainativu, Jaffna


Anklets

Nagapooshani

Nayinaar

Sri Lanka

Northern Province

Jaffna Peninsula

Jaffna Airport (54 Kms)

26. Mahashira, Guhyeshwari near Pashupatinath Temple


Hips

Mahashira

Kapali

Nepal

Bagmati

Kathmandu

Kathmandu Airport (3.8 Kms)

27. Bhavani at Chandranath Hills, Bangladesh


Right arm

Bhavani

Chandrashekhar

Bangladesh

Chittagong

Chittagong

Shah Amanat Airport, Chittagong (55 Kms)

28. Varahi, Panch Sagar, Uttar Pradesh


Lower teeth

Varahi

Maharudra

India

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

Babatpur (Varanasi) Airport (25 Kms)

29. Chandrabhaga, Junagarh, Gujarat


Stomach

Chandrabagha

Vakratund

India

Gujarat

Junagadh

Rajkot Airport (199 Kms)

30. Lalita of Prayag


Fingers

Lalita

Benimadhav

India

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad

Allahabad Airport (199 Kms)

31. Savitri/Bhadra Kali, Kurukshetra, Haryana


Right ankle

Savitri / Bhadra Kali

Sthanu Mahadev

India

Haryana

Kurukshetra

Chandigarh Airport (92 Kms)

32. Maihar/Shivani, Satna, Madhya Pradesh


Breast

Maihar / Shivani

Canda

India

Madhya Pradesh

Satna

Khajurao Airport (130 Kms)

33. Nandini or Nandikeshwari, Birbhum, West Bengal


Necklace

Nandini

Nandikeshwar

India

West Bengal

Birbhum

Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (130 Kms)

34. Sarvashail/Rakini on Godavari river banks at Kotilingeswar Temple


Left cheek

Vishweshwari/ Rakini/ Viswamatuka

Vatsnabh / Dandapani

India

Andhra Pradesh

East Godavari

Rajahmundry Airport (12 Kms)

35. Mahishasuramardini, Shivaharkaray, Karachi


Third eye

Mahishasuramardini

Krodish

Pakistan

Sindh

Karachi

Karachi Airport (264 Kms)

36.Narmada/Shondesh, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh


Right Buttock

Narmada

Bhadrasen

India

Madhya Pradesh

Annupur

Jabalpur Airport (220 Kms)

37.Bhramaramba / Srisundari, Srisailam


Right anklet

Bhramaramba Devi / SriSundari

Sundarananda

India

Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool

Hyderabad Airport (220 Kms)

38.Maha Lakshmi at Sri Shail


Neck

Mahalaksmi

Sambaranand

Bangladesh

Sylhet

-

Sylhet Airport (8 Kms)

39. Narayani, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu


Upper Teeth

Maa Narayani / Kanya Kumari / Bhagavathy Amman

Sangharor Samhara

India

Tamil Nadu

Kanya Kumari

Trivandrum Airport (82 Kms)

40. Sugandha Shakti Peeth, Shikarpur, Bangladesh


Nose

Sunanda

Traimbak

Bangladesh

Barishal

Barishal

Barishal Airport (8.3 Kms)

41. Tripura Sundari, Udaipur in Tripura


Right foot

Tripura Sundari

Tripuresh

India

Tripura

Gomati

Barishal Airport (8.3 Kms)

42. Mangal Chandi, Ujaani, West Bengal


Right Wrist

Mangal Chandika

Kapilambar

India

West Bengal

Purba Bardhaman

Kolkata Airport (102 Kms)

43. Vishalakshi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Earring

Vishalakshi

Kaal Bhairava

India

Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi

Varanasi Airport (102 Kms)

44. Kapalini of Vibash, Medinipur, West Bengal


Left Ankle

Kapalini / Kali maa

Sarvananda

India

West Bengal

Purba Medinipur

Kolkata Airport (140 Kms)

45. Ambika, Bharatpur, Rajasthan


Left leg

Ambika

Amriteshwar

India

Rajasthan

Bharatpur

Jaipur Airport (102 Kms)

46. Uma at Vrindavan/Bhuteswar Temple of Uttar Pradesh


Hair

Uma

Bhuteshwar

India

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura

Delhi Airport (144 Kms)

47. Tripurmalini, Jalandhar, Punjab


Left Breast

Tripuramalini

Bhishan

India

Punjab

Jalandhar

Amritsar Airport (94 Kms)

48. Amba at Ambaji, Gujarat


Heart

Amba

Batuk Bhairav

India

Gujarat

Banaskantha

Udaipur Airport (69 Kms)

49. Jai Durga, Deogarh, Jharkhand


Ears

Jai Durga

Vaidyanath

India

Jharkhand

Deoghar

Deogarh Airport (6 Kms)

50. Danteshwari, Chattisgarh


Tooth

Danteshwari

Kapalbhairava

India

Chattisgarh

Dantewada

Jagdalpur Airport (228 Kms)

51. Biraja, Jajpur, Odisha


Navel

Biraja

Varaha

India

Odisha

Jajpur

Bhubaneshwar Airport (120 Kms)