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LIST OF 55 SHAKTI PITHAS

  • "Shakti" refers to the Goddess worshipped at each location, all being manifestations of Dakshayani, Sati; later known as Parvati or Durga;
  • "Bhairava" refers to the corresponding consort, each a manifestation of Shiva;
  • "Body Part or Ornament" refers to the body part or piece of jewellery that fell to earth, at the location on which the respective temple is built.

Sr. No.

Place

Body Part or Ornament

Shakti

1

Amarnath, from Srinagar through Pahalgam 94 km by Bus, Chandanwari 16 km by walk

Throat

Mahamaya

2

At a village also named as Attahas or Ashtahas around 2 km east of Labhpur village road in the district of Birbhum

Lips

Phullara

3

Bahula, on the banks of Ajay river at Ketugram, 8 km from KatwaBurdwan

Left arm

Goddess Bahula

4

Bakreshwar, on the banks of Paaphara river, 24 km distance from Siuri Town [a district headquarter], district Birbhum, 7 km from Dubrajpur Rly. Station

Portion between the eyebrows

Mahishmardini

5

Bhairavparvat, at Bhairav hills on the banks of Shipra river in the city of Ujjaini. Local People call this temple as Gadkalika.

Elbow

Avanti

6

Bhabanipur, located in the Upazilla of SherpurBograRajshahi Division. Also located at Karatoyatat, it is about 28 km distance from the town of Sherpur.

Left anklet (ornament)

Aparna

7

Chhinnamastika Shaktipeeth at Chintpurni, in Una District of Himachal Pradesh

Feet

Chhinnamastika

8

GandakiPokhara about 125 km on the banks of Gandaki river where Muktinath temple is situated

Temple

Gandaki Chandi

9

Goddess Bhadrakaali on banks of Godavari in Nasik city

Chin (2 parts)

Bhramari

10

Hinglaj (Or Hingula), southern Baluchistan a few hours North-east of Gawadar and about 125 km towards North-west from Karachi

Bramharandhra (Part of the head)

Kottari

11

Jayanti at Nartiang village in the Jaintia Hills district. This Shakti Peetha is locally known as theNartiang Durga Temple.

Left thigh

Jayanti

12

Jessoreswari, situated at IshwaripurShyamnagar UpazilaKhulna Division. The temple complex was built by Maharaja Pratapaditya, whose capital was Ishwaripur.

Palms of hands and soles of the feet

Jashoreshwari

13

Jwalaji, Kangra from Pathankot alight at Jwalamukhi Road Station from there 20 km

Tongue

Siddhida (Ambika)

14

Kalipeeth, (KalighatKolkata)

Right Toes

Kalika

15

Kalmadhav on the banks of Shon river in a cave over hills near to Amarkantak

Left buttock

Kali

16

KamgiriKamakhya, in the Neelachal hills near Guwahati

Genitals

Kamakhya

17

Kankalitala, on the banks of Kopai River 10 km north-east of Bolpur station in Birbhum district, Devi locally known as Kankaleshwari

Pelvis

Devgarbha

18

Kanyashram of Balaambika - The Bhagavathy temple in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland IndiaTamil Nadu (also thought to be situated in Yunnan province, China)

Back

Sarvani

19

Karnat, Brajeshwari Devi, Kangra

Both ears

Jayadurga

20

Kireet at Kireetkona village, 3 km from Lalbag Court Road station under district Murshidabad

Crown

Vimla

21

Locally known as Anandamayee Temple. Ratnavali, on the banks of Ratnakar river atKhanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly

Right Shoulder

Kumari

22

Locally known as Bhramari Devi. In Jalpaiguri near a small village Boda on the bank of riverTeesta or Tri-shrota (combination of three flows) mentioned in Puranas

Left leg

Bhraamari

23

Manas, under Tibet at the foot of Mount Kailash in Lake Mansarovar, a piece of Stone

Right hand

Dakshayani

24

Manibandh, at Gayatri hills near Pushkar 11 km north-west of Ajmer. People know this temple as Chamunda Mata Temple.

Wrists

Gayatri

25

Mithila, near Janakpur railway station on the border of India and Nepal

Left shoulder

Uma

26

Nainativu (Manipallavam), Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Located 36 km from the ancient capital of the Jaffna kingdomNallur. The murti of the Goddess is believed to have been consecrated and worshipped by Lord Indra. The protagonist, Lord Rama and antagonist, Ravana of theSanskrit epic Ramayana have offered obeisances to the Goddess. Nāga and Garuda of theSanskrit epic Mahabharata; resolved their longstanding feuds after worshipping this Goddess.

Silambu (Anklets)

Indrakshi (Nagapooshani /Bhuvaneswari)

27

Nepal, near Pashupatinath Temple at Guhyeshwari Temple

Both Knees

Mahashira

28

On Chandranath hill near Sitakunda station of Chittagong Division. The famous Chandranath Temple on the top of the hill is the Bhairav temple of this Shakti Peetha, not the Shakti Peeth itself.

Right arm

Bhawani

29

Panchsagar Near Lohaghat (in Champawat District of Uttarakhand) nearly 100 km from nearest railway station Tanakpur.

Lower teeth

Varahi

30

Prabhas, 4 km from Veraval station near Somnath temple in Junagadh district. Local People call this temple as Kali Mandir, It is nearby Triveni Sangam.

Stomach

Chandrabhaga

31

Prayaga Madhaveswari known as Alopi Mata near Sangam at Allahabad

Finger

Lalita

32

Present day Kurukshetra town or Thanesar ancient Sthaneshwar

Ankle bone

Savitri/BhadraKali

33

Ramgiri, at Chitrakuta on the Jhansi Manikpur railway line

Right breast

Shivani

34

Sainthia, locally known as Nandikeshwari temple. Only 1.5 km from the railway station under abanyan tree within a boundary wall, Birbhum district

Necklace

Nandini

35

Sarvashail or Godavaritir, at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river nearRajamundry

Cheeks

Rakini or Vishweshwari

36

Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh

Eyes

Mahishmardini

37

Shondesh, at the source point of Narmada River in Amarkantak

Right buttock

Narmada

38

Shri Parvat, near LadakJammu and Kashmir. Another belief: at Srisailam in Shriparvat hills under Kurnool district

Right anklet (ornament)

Shrisundari

39

Shri Shail, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km north-east of Sylhet town

Neck

Mahalaxmi

40

Shuchi, in a Shiva temple at Suchindrum 11 km on Kanyakumari Trivandrum road

Upper teeth

Narayani

41

Sugandha, situated in Shikarpur, Gournadi, about 20 km from Barisal town, on the banks of Sonda river.

Nose

Sugandha

42

UdaipurTripura, at the top of the hills known as Tripura Sundari temple near Radhakishorepurvillage, a little distance away from Udaipur town

Right leg

Tripura Sundari

43

Ujaani, at Mangalkot 16 km from Guskara station under Burdwan district

Right wrist

Mangal Chandika

44

Varanasi at Manikarnika Ghat on banks of the Ganges at Kashi

Earring

Vishalakshi & Manikarni

45

Vibhash, at Tamluk under district Purba Medinipur

Left ankle

Kapalini (Bhimarupa)

46

Virat, near Bharatpur

Left toes

Ambika

47

Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Katyayanipeeth. Vrindavan www.katyayanipeeth.org.in

Ringlets of hair

Uma

48

Jalandhar, from Jalandhar Cantonment Station to Devi Talab.

Left Breast

Tripurmalini

49

Baidyanath Dham

Heart

Jaya Durga

50

Biraja Temple in Jajpur

Bamonbonsham(Navel)

Biraja

51

Jugaadya, at KShirgram NEAR KAICHAR under Burdwan district

Great Toe

Jugaadya

52

Pitikapureswari,Pittapuram at Kakinada under Kakinada Port Town

Hip Part

Purohotika

53

Ambaji

Heart

Amba

54

Jwaladevi TempleShaktinagarSonbhadra

Tongue

Jwala Devi

55

Danteshwari TempleDantewada

Tooth or daant

Danteshwari devi