Shakti Pithas

The List of 51 Shakti Pithas:-

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In the listings below:

  • “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 State in INDIA/Country Body Part or Ornament Shakti Bhairava
1 Amarnath, from Srinagar through Pahalgam 94 km by Bus, Chandanwari 16 km by walk

Mahamaya Shakti Peeth
Mahamaya Shakti Peeth
Jammu and Kashmir Throat Mahamaya Trisandhyeshwar
2 Attahas village of Dakshindihi in the district of Barshaman, near the Katwa railway station West Bengal Lips Phullara Vishvesh
3 Bahula, on the banks of ajay river at Ketugram, 8 km from Katwa,Burdwan

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Bahula temple
West Bengal Left arm Goddess Bahula Bhiruk
4 Bakreshwar, on the banks of Paaphara river, 24 km distance from Siuri Town, district Birbhum, 7 km from Dubrajpur Rly. Station West Bengal Portion between the eyebrows Mahishmardini Vakranath
5 Bhairavparvat, at Bhairav hills on the banks of Shipra river in the city of Ujjaini

Bhairav Parvat Temple
Madhya Pradesh Elbow Avanti Lambkarna
6 Bhabnipur, at Kartoyatat, 28 km distance from the town of Sherpur, Sherpur upazila, Rajshahi division Bangladesh Left anklet (ornament) Arpana Vaman
7 Chhinnamastika Shaktipeeth at Chintpurni, in Una District of Himachal Pradesh

Maa Chintpurni
Maa Chintpurni

Chhinnamastika Shakti Peeth
Himachal Pradesh Feet Chhinnamastika Rudra Mahadev
8 Gandaki, Pokhara about 125 km on the banks of Gandaki river where Muktinath temple is situated Nepal Temple Gandaki Chandi Chakrapani
9 Goddess Bhadrakaali on banks of Godavari in Nasik city Maharashtra Chin (2 parts) Bhramari Vikritaksh
10 Hinglaj (Or Hingula), southern Baluchistan a few hours North-east of Gawadar and about 125 km towards North-west from Karachi

Hinglaj Mata Temple
Pakistan Bramharandhra (Part of the head) Kottari Bhimlochan
11 Jayanti at Nartiang village in the Jaintia Hills district. This Shakti Peetha is locally known as the Nartiang Durga Temple.

Nartiang Durga Temple
Meghalaya Left thigh Jayanti Kramadishwar
12 Jessoreswari, situated at Ishwaripur, Shyamnagar Upazila, Khulna Division. The temple complex was built by Maharaja Pratapaditya, whose capital was Ishwaripur.

Jashoreshwari temple

 

Bangladesh Palms of hands and soles of the feet Jashoreshwari Chanda
13 Jwalaji, Kangra from Pathankot alight at Jwalamukhi Road Station from there 20 km Himachal Pradesh Tongue Siddhida (Ambika) Unmatta Bhairav
14 Kalipeeth, (kalighat, Kolkata)

Kalighat Kali Temple
West Bengal Right Toes Kalika Nakuleshwar
15 Kalmadhav on the banks of Shon river in a cave over hills near to Amarkantak Madhya Pradesh Left buttock Kali Asitang
16 Kamgiri, Kamakhya, in the Neelachal hills near Guwahti

Kamakhya_Guwahati
Kamgiri Kamakhya Temple
Assam Genitals Kamakhya Umanand
17 Kankalitala, on the banks of Kopai River 10 km north-east of Bolpur station in Birbhum district, Devi locally known as Kankaleshwari

Kankalitala Temple
West Bengal Bone Devgarbha Ruru
18 Kanyashram of Balaambika – The Bhagavathy temple in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India, Tamil Nadu (also thought to be situated in Yunnan province, China)

Bhagavathy Amman temple
Tamil Nadu Back Sarvani Nimish
19 Karnat, Brajeshwari Devi, Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple
Himachal Pradesh Both ears Jayadurga Abhiru
20 Kireet at Kireetkona village, 3 km from Lalbag Court Road station under district Murshidabad

Kireet Temple
West Bengal Crown Vimla Sanwart
21 Locally known as Anandamayi Temple. Ratnavali, on the banks of Ratnakar river atKhanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly

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Anandamayi Tala Kali Mandir
West Bengal Right Shoulder Kumari Shiva
22 Locally known as Bhramari Devi. In Jalpaigurinear a small village Boda on the bank of riverTeesta or Tri-shrota (combination of three flows) mentioned in Puranas

Devi-Bhramari-Mandir
Maa Bhramari Devi Temple
West Bengal Left leg Bhraamari Ambar
23 Manas, under Tibet at the foot of Mount Kailash in Lake Mansarovar, a piece of Stone

Manas Temple
Manas Temple
Tibet Right hand Dakshayani Amar
24 Manibandh, at Gayatri hills near Pushkar 11 km north-west of Ajmer

Manibandh Shaktipeeth
Manibandh Shaktipeeth
Rajasthan Two Bracelets Gayatri Sarvanand
25 Mithila, near Janakpur railway station on the border of India and Nepal

Mithila Temple
Mithila Temple
Nepal Left shoulder Uma Mahodar
26 Nainativu (Manipallavam), Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Located 36 km from the ancient capital of the Jaffna kingdom, Nallur. The murti of the Goddess is believed to have been consecrated and worshipped by Lord Indra. The protagonist,Lord Rama and antagonist, Ravana of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana have offered obeisances to the Goddess. Nāga and Garuda of the Sanskritepic Mahabharata; resolved their longstanding feuds after worshipping this Goddess.

Nainativu Nagapooshani Amman Temple
Sri Lanka Silambu(Anklets) Indrakshi (Nagapooshani /Bhuvaneswari) Rakshaseshwar (Nayanair)
27 Nepal, near Pashupatinath Temple at Guhyeshwari Temple Nepal Both Knees Mahashira Kapali
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.

Chandranath temple
Chandranath Temple
Bangladesh Right arm Bhawani Chandrashekhar
29 Panchsagar Near Lohaghat (in Champawat District of Uttarakhand) nearly 100 km from nearest railway station Tanakpur. Uttarakhand Lower teeth Varahi Maharudra
30 Prabhas Patan, 4 km from Veraval station near Somnathtemple in Junagadh district

prabhas patan
Prabhas Patan Temple
Gujarat Stomach Chandrabhaga Vakratund
31 Prayag near Sangam at Allahabad

Kalyani-Devi
Kalyani Devi Temple
Uttar Pradesh Finger Lalita Bhava
32 Present day Kurukshetra town or Thanesarancient Sthaneshwar

bhadrakali-temple
Bhadrakali Temple
Haryana Ankle bone Savitri/BhadraKali Sthanu
33 Ramgiri, at Chitrakuta on the Jhansi Manikpurrailway line Uttar Pradesh Right breast Shivani Chanda
34 Sainthia, locally Known as Nandikeshwari temple. Only 1.5 km from the railway station under abanyan tree within a boundary wall, Birbhum district

Maa Nandikeshwari Temple
Maa Nandikeshwari Temple
West Bengal Necklace Nandini Nandikeshwar
35 Sarvashail or Godavaritir, at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river near Rajamundry

Godavari Temple
Andhra Pradesh Cheeks Rakini or Vishweshwari Vatsnabh or Dandpani
36 Naina devi, Nainital

naina-devi-temple
Naina Devi Temple
Uttarakhand Eyes Mahishmardini Krodhish
37 Shondesh, at the source point of Narmada Riverin Amarkantak Madhya Pradesh Right buttock Narmada Bhadrasen
38 Shree Parvat, near Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Another belief: at Srisailam in Shriparvat hills under Kurnool district

Shree Parvat Temple
Jammu & Kashmir Right anklet (ornament) Shrisundari Sundaranand
39 Shri Shail, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km north-east of Sylhet town Bangladesh Neck Mahalaxmi Sambaranand
40 Shuchi, in a Shiva temple at Suchindrum 11 km on Kanyakumari Trivandrum road Tamil Nadu Upper teeth Narayani Sanhar
41 Sugandha, situated in Shikarpur, Gournadi, about 20 km from Barisal town, on the banks of Sonda river. Bangladesh Nose Sugandha Trayambak
42 Udaipur, Tripura, at the top of the hills known asTripura Sundari temple near Radhakishorepurvillage, a little distance away from Udaipur town Tripura Right leg Tripura Sundari Tripuresh
43 Ujaani, 16 km from Guskara station underBurdwan district West Bengal Right wrist Mangal Chandika Kapilambar
44 Varanasi at Manikarnika Ghat on banks of theGanges at Kashi Uttar Pradesh Earring Vishalakshi & Manikarni Kalbhairav
45 Vibhash, at Tamluk under district Purba Medinipur West Bengal Left ankle Kapalini (Bhimarupa) Sarvanand
46 Virat, near Bharatpur Rajasthan Left toes Ambika Amriteshwar
47 Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Katyayanipeeth. Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh Ringlets of hair Uma Bhutesh
48 Jalandhar, from Jalandhar Cantonment Station to Devi Talab.

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DEVI TALAB
Punjab Left Breast Tripurmalini Bhutesh
49 Baidyanath Dham

Baidyanath Temple
Baidyanath Temple
Jharkhand Heart Jaya Durga Baidyanath
50 Birajong in Paro Paro, Bhutan Bamonbonsham Paropit
51 Great Toe Jugaadya -Ksheer Khandak