52 Shaktipeeths of India Tourist & Pilgrimage Guide

52 Shaktipeeths of India Tourist & Pilgrimage Guide - Destination Overview
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About Shakti Peethas of India

At all the Shakti Peethas, the Goddess Shakti is accompanied by her consort, Lord Bhairava (a manifestation of Lord Shiva). Shakti is an aspect of the Supreme Being Adi parashakti, the mother of the trimurti, the holy trinity in Hindu mythology.

There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Each temple has shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava, and mostly Shakti and Kalabharava in different Shakti Peeth have different names.

"Shakti" refers to the Goddess worshipped at each location, all being manifestations of Dakshayani (Sati), Parvati or Durga;  "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.

About Four Adi Shakti Pithas

Some of the great religious texts like the Shiva Purana, the Devi Bhagavata, the Kalika Purana and the AstaShakti recognize four major Shakti Peethas (centers), like Bimala (Pada Khanda) (inside the Jagannath temple of Puri, Odisha)Tara Tarini (Sthana Khanda, Purnagiri, Breasts) (Near Berhampur, Odisha)Kamakhya Temple (Yoni khanda) (Near Guwahati, Assam) and Dakhina Kalika (Mukha khanda) (Kolkata, West Bengal) originated from the limbs of the Corpse of Mata Sati in the Satya Yuga.

  • Puri, Odisha (inside Jagannath Temple complex)   --- Pada ---- Known as Bimala Devi
  • Berhampur, Odisha  ---- Sthana (Breasts) ---- Known as Tara Tarini Devi
  • Guwahati, Assam            - Yoni khanda - Known as Kamakshya Devi
  • Kolkata, West Bengal (Kalighat Kali Temple) - Mukha khanda - Known as Dakshina Kalika

Apart from these four there are 52 other famous Peethas recognised by religious texts. According to the Pithanirnaya Tantra the 52 peethas are scattered all over India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Pakistan

52 Shakti-Peeths of Indian SubContinent

Shakti-Peeths in North - India

ShaktiPeethas in Jammu & Kashmir - Devi Mandirs

1. Vaishno Devi Shakti Peeth

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - 3 pindi represent Mahakali -Mahalaxmi, Maha-saraswati
  • Location - Jammu City ( J & K State)
  • Reachable by - Jammu to Katra by Taxi/Bus & 13 kms Trek from Katra Town
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - Well Maintained Trek, Lots of Food Joints available, Baby Carriages can be taken, Horses, Ponies available
  • Transport Till Temple - Helicopter available till Sanjhi Chat, Horses, Doli etc also available
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Bharon Mandir, Ardh Kumari Cave, Shiv Khori Cave
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Katra ( from luxury to Basic)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, It can be cold in winters with Snow fall

Maa vaishno Devi Temple is the most famous devi mata temple in the whole world. It is located just 13 kms from Katra Jammu in the Trikuta Hills. From Jammu Upto Katra Road transport is available, from Katra most pilgrims travel by trekking to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. Mata Vaishno devi management is under Vaishno Devi Shrine Board of J&K. Helicopter service for Devi Mata Darshan is also available.

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2. Amarnath ShaktiPeeth - Jammu & Kashmir

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Neck of Maa Sati fell here, idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Mahamaya. Lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Trisandhyeshvar’. In the month of winters, ice Lingam (Related to Lord Shiva) is formed automatically and naturally. 
  • Location - Amarnath cave ( J & K State)
  • Reachable by - 2 Options available
  • Via Pahalgam Route ( Scenic, Hard, Best suited for Adventure)
    • Srinagar to Pahalgam (96 kms)
    • Chandanwari (16 kms) - Scenic Route along Lidder River
    • Pissu Top - Trek to Pissu Top.
    • Sheshnag (12 kms) - Trek
    • Mahagunas Pass - Trek - 4276 meters
    • Panchtarni (4.6 kms) - 3657 meters - Trek
    • The Holy Cave of Shri Amarnath (6 kms)
  • Via Baltal Route ( Short, Easy, Suited for families)
    • Srinagar to Baltal - By Road
    • The Holy Cave of Shri Amarnath (14 kms)
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Baltal Route is recommended for families
  • Trek Facilities - Well Maintained Trek by Army, Lots of Langars available, Horses, Ponies available
  • Transport Till Temple - Helicopter Service available till cave.
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Amarnath Natural Shivling next to Mahamaya
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Baltal, Pahalgam ( from luxury to Basic) - Enroute Shivirs are available
  • Best Season to Visit - Amarnath Yatra only opens in summer for 2 months ( July - August)

Devi's neck fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahamaya (the great Illusion) and Shiva as Trisandhyasvar. The famous pilgrimage is Amarnath. There is a Shiva linga of glacial ice which expands and contracts with the seasons.It is located in Kashmir Valley, India.

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3. Shriparvata Shaktipeeth Ladakh Kashmir ( Not Found in Reality)

It is claimed that Devi's right seat fell here and the idols are Devi as Shri Sunadari (beautiful) and Shiva as Sundaranand (the handsome one) are in the temple, but Holidaytravel.co team did not find any details of this place on verification routine.The place is claimed to be situated in Ladakh (Kashmir).

We request readers to help us locating this Shaktipeeth.

Himachal, Punjab, Haryana Shaktipeethas - Devi Mata Mandirs

1. Chintpurni Mata - Chinnmastika Shakti-Peeth

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Pindi represents Mata Chintpurni
  • Location - 50 Kms from Una Himachal ( HP State)
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to Chintpurni Taxi/Bus, Hoshairpur to chintpurni is another route
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Easy stairs available
  • Transport Till Temple - Easy Stairs available, some times queue grows large
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Jwalamukhi temple, Dharam Sthan, Pong Dam
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Chintpurni ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Chintpurni Devi Temple is a main temple and place of pilgrimage and one of the main Shakti Peethas in India. Chintpurni is located in Una district Himachal Pradesh.

The Chintpurni Shakti Peeth is dedicated to the temple of Chinnamastika Devi or Chinnamasta Devi. Chhinnamasta or Chinnamastika temple is one of the 7 major and 51 total Shakti Peethas. Chhinnamasta is interpreted as the severed-headed one as well as the foreheaded-one.

The Chintpurni Temple besides having the idols of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi also has the idol of Chhina Mastaka, the killer of the demon Nishumbha. It is said that the feet of Sati fell at this place and is thus considered one of the most important of the 51 Shakti Peeths.

It is said that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be fulfilled.

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2. Jwalamukhi Devi Shakti-Peeth - Himachal Pradesh

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Flames represent Maa Jwalamukhi
  • Location - 70 Kms from Una Himachal ( HP State), 100 kms from Chandigarh
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to Jwalamukhi Taxi/Bus, Hoshairpur to Jwalamukhi is another route
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Easy stairs through bazaar
  • Transport Till Temple - Easy Stairs available, some times queue grows large
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Kangra Devi temple, Pong Dam, Chamunda Temple
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Jwalamukhi ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Maa Jwalamukhi is the most famous Shakti Peetha where it is said that the “Tongue” of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Siddhida (Ambika) and Lord Shiva as Unmatta Bhairav. This is located in Disst. Kangra of Himanchal Pradesh. Jwalamukhi is famous temple, 30km south of Kangra valley of the Goddess Jwalamukhi with flaming mouth also known as Flaming Goddess.

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3. Kangra Devi Shakti-Peeth - Maa Brajeshwari Devi Himachal Pradesh

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Devi Mata is available in the form of Pindi.
  • Location - 150 kms from Chandigarh, 35 kms from Jwalamukhi
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to Kangra by Taxi/Bus.
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Easy stairs through bazaar
  • Transport Till Temple - Easy Stairs available, some times queue grows large
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Pong Dam, Kangra Fort, Chamunda Temple
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Kangra ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Maa Kangra Devi or Shree Brajreshwari Devi Mandir is a a shaktipeeth temple dedicated to the goddess Vajreshvari, located in the town Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.The original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. 

4. Chamunda Devi Shakti-Peeth - Himachal Pradesh

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Devi Mata is represented by Pindi.
  • Location - 170 kms from Chandigarh, 50 kms from Dharamshala
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to Chamunda devi Taxi/Bus, Via Chintpurni, Jwalaji, Kangra Devi
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Located on the side of the highway
  • Transport Till Temple - Nil, located on the Highway
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Palampur, Dharamshala, Himani Chamunda Temple
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Chamunda devi ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Chamunda Devi Temple is located just 24 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharamshala, is the famous shaktipeeth temple of goddess Chamunda Devi (Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham). A stone “Lingam” under a boulder representing Nandikeshwar (Shiva) can be seen at the back of the temple.

5. Naina Devi Shakti-Peeth - Himachal Pradesh

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Pindi of Mata Rabi represent Maa Naina devi Jo
  • Location - 60 Kms from Chandigarh enroute to Una Nangal Dam, 10 Kms from Anandpur Sahib
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to Maa Naina devi Taxi/Bus, Nangal Dam, Bhakhra to naina devi ji is another route followed by Roapway
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Roap way available from Bhakra Dam side route
  • Transport Till Temple - Roap way avaialable.
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Anandpur Sahib, Bhakra dam, Nangal Dam, Gobind Sagar lake, Takht Keshgarh Sahib, Virasat E Khalsa, 
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Anandpur Shaib ( However pilgrims move on & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Shri Naina Devi Ji is one famous shaktipeeth in Himachal Pradesh Distt Bilaspur, It is located near famous Sikh pilgrimage place - The Anandpur Sahib, Also near by are famous Bhakra Nangal Dam Nearby. The temple has a roapway which offers incredible views of the Gobindsagar lake, the biggets man made lake of Bhakra Dam.

6. Devi Talaab - Maa Tripurmalini Devi ShaktiPeeth Jallandhar Punjab

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Sanctum Sanctorum has idol of Devi Mata, on right is Hanuman hi & left is Ganesh Ji.
  • Location - Situated in the heart of Jalandhar city in Punjab India, Located just 1 km from the railway station.
  • Reachable by - Jallandhar is well connected with our cities through train, rail, 2 hours from chandigarh airport and Amritsar airport
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Located in City Centre
  • Transport Till Temple - Auto rickshaw, taxis are available
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Amritsar Golden temple, 
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Jallandhar ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Devi's right breast fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurmalini (Durga) and Shiva as Bhisan (Gruesome).It is located at Jallandhar in Punjab. 

9. Mansa Devi Shakti-Peeth - Panchkula - Haryana

  • Shaktipeeth Manifestation - Pindi represent Maa Mansaa Devi Ji
  • Location - Just 15 kms from Chandigarh in Panchkula area
  • Reachable by - Chandigarh to panchkula by Auro,Taxi, 
  • Family Friendly Pilgrimage - Yes & Possible, Even Small Kids & Old Pilgrims can do
  • Trek Facilities - No Trekking Required. Located in City
  • Transport Till Temple - Easy Stairs available, some times queue grows large
  • Near By Temples/Attractions - Chandi Mandir, Rock Garden, Sukhna lake
  • Hotels & Resorts - Available at Chandigarh ( However pilgrims moveon & seldom stay)
  • Best Season to Visit - All year, Nav Durga festivals, 

Mata Mansa Devi is a famous shaktipeeth temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi  in the Panchkula district of Haryana state in India. The temple complex is spread of 100 acres of the Shivalik foothills in village Bilaspur, near Mani Majra, and Panchkula, 10 km from Chandi Mandir, another noted Devi shrine in the region, both just outside Chandigarh. It is one of the prominent Shakti temples of North India. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine from various parts of the country, and especially during the Navratra mela, this number rises to lakhs everyday for the nine auspicious days.

9. Kurukshetra ShaktiPeeth Haryana

Kurukheshetra fields belonging to the Kuru family where the battle of the Mahabharata was fought between the Kurus and Pandus) Devi's right ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Savitri or Sthanu and Shiva as Aswanath.


Shaktipeeths in Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh - Devi Mandirs

1. Manasa Devi Shaktipeeth Haridwar Uttrakhand

Devi's right hand or palm fell her and the idols are Devi as Dakhchayani (Durga) and Shiva as Amar (Immortal). Manasa shaktipeeth befalls atop the Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills in Haridwar in Uttrakhand state of India.

2. Panchasagar Shaktipeeth Varanasi 

Devi's lower teeth fell here and the idols are Devi as Barahi and Shiva as Maharudra (the angry one).It is located near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India.Varahi Maa is one of the Matrikas, a group of seven or eight mother goddesses in the Hindu religion. With the head of a sow, Varahi is the Shakti (feminine energy, or sometimes, consort) of Varaha, the boar Avatar of the Lord Vishnu. In Nepal, she is called Barahi.



3. Vrindavana ShaktiPeeth 

Devi's ringlets of hair fell here and idols are Devi as Uma (Devi) and Shiva as Bhootesh (or provider of all desires). Playgorund of Lord Krishna and the gopis. The vana or forest or garden is where the young Krishna grew up in the home of Yasoda the wife of a cow herd. Krishna was capable of amazing feats and saved the village from many perils such as the Naga Kaliya and the great rage of Indra by holding up a mountain above the village. But his time was mostly spent with the beautiful gopis or cow girls with whom he had many affairs. The principal of illicit love is the basis of this aspect of philosophy where a person harbours a secret love for god which he cannot reveal to others.The location of temple is very clear in Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple. Vrindavan also known as Vraj, is a town in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India.


4. Prayag Raj ShaktiPeeth UP (three rivers meet here):

Devi's ten fingers fell here and the idols are Devi as Lalita (beautiful). Another name is Alopi and Shiva as Bhava. Near Tribeni ghat there is Banitirtha ghat (Quay for boats). Allahabad is the train station.It is located at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.



5. Ramgiri (or Chitrakoot mountain) UP - India

Devi's left breast fell here (another opinion is that her Nala or Jaghanasti fell here) and the idols are Devi as Shibani (the wife of Shiva) and Shiva as Chanda. It is located at Ramgiri (Chitrakoot) in Uttar Pradesh,India.

6. Vishalakshi Shaktipeeth - Varanasi

Devi's earrings (Kundal) fell here and the idols are Devi as VishwaLakshmi (The provider of wealth to all) and Shiva as Kala (Time or the end of time).The Vishalakshi Temple of Divine Mother Sati, wife of Lord Shiva stands at Meer Ghat just behind Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, India.

Shaktipeeths in Bihar - Bihar Devi Mandirs

1. Vaidyanath or Deoghar ShakiPeeth - Bihar

Devi's heart fell here and the idols are Devi as Jaidurga (Victorious Durga) and Shiva as Vaidyanath. It is in Bihar. Joshidi is the train station.

2. Magadha (Patna Shaktipeeth) - Patna Bihar

Devi's right thigh fell here and the idols are Devi as Sarvanandari and Shiva as Bomkesha. Patna Shakti Peeth is located at Maharajganj, about 10 K.m East from the Patna Junction railway station in Bihar.


Madhya Pradesh Shaktipeethas - Devi Mandirs


1. Avantika Shaktipeeth(Bhairav mountain) - Ujjain - MP

One of the 52 famous Shakti Peethas is situated at Bhairav hills (on the banks of Shipra river), near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, India. The holy place is dedicated to Goddess Durga also known as Maa Avanti or Avantika. It is believed thatDevi Sati’s ‘Upper Lip’ fell here. The temple is also known as Goddess Mahakali temple, also known as Ujjain Mahakali Shakti peeth, also known as Garh kali or Kalika temple. It is one of the eighteen Maha Shakti peethas.

About Ujjain & Origin of Kshipra River

Ujjain is considered as one of the holiest cities of our country. This goes back to the story of the famous “Sagar Manthan”.It is believed that after the churning of the ocean, the Gods and the demons, both tried to have the nectar first, and during this chase, a drop of the nectar fell on Ujjain, making it sacred. And this is how River Kshipra originated.

How to reach Ujjain Avantika/Mahakali ShaktiPeeth

This temple is located in Bherugarh, near River Kshipra, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.The best way to reach Ujjain is by train, since the nearest airport is in Indore, which is 50 kms away.


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2. Harsidhi or Ujjaini Shaktipeeth:

Devi's elbows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mangalchandi (Durga) and Shiva as Kapilambar (one who wears the brown clothes). It is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh,India.



3. Kalmadhava (Amarkantaka) MadhyaPradesh

Devi's right hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali (another form of Durga) and Shiva as Asitananda. By praying to the Devi profusely pilgirms can obtain their desired objective.It is located at Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh.

4. Sona Shakti(near Sone river) Shaktipeeth MadhyaPradesh 

Devi's left hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Narmada and Shiva as Vadrasen.Sona (Narmada) Temple at the source point of Narmada River in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh,

West Bengal Shaktipeethas - Devi Mandirs

1. Attahas, Katwa ShaktiPeeth - West Bengal

Attahas meaning is Atta and Hasa (laughter) meaning extreme loud laughter. The temple of Attahas is considered as a Shakti Peetha. The Shakti of the Attahas shrine is addressed as Phullara and the Kalabhairava as Vishvesh.

The temple of Attahas is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas and here lower lip of goddess Sati fell. The temple is a site of Hindu pilgrimage throughout the year. 

The temple is located in the Nirol gram panchayat in the Katwa subdivision of the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It is about 5 km from the Nirol bus stand.


2. Bhavanipur or Karota (river) ShaktiPeeth - West Bengal

Devi's left seat or her clothing fell here and idols are Devi as Aparna (the one who ate nothing, not even leaves) and Shiva as Bhairabha (Destroyer of fear). The King of Nator and his grandson the Maharajah Ramakrishna used to meditate here. The seat, the yognakunda and five skulls are still here. In the month of Baisakha according to the Bengali calendar, there is a large fete or Mela here to celebrate Ramanavami or Deepanbita.


3. Nalhati Shaktipeeth West Bengal

Devi's vocal pipe fell here and the idols are Devi as Kalika (Durga) and Shiva as Yogesh. It is located in Nalhati in West bengal,India.



4. Ratnavali Shaktipeeth - West bengal

Devi's right shoulder fell here and the idols are Devi as Kumari (Durga) and Shiva as Bhairabha (Remover of fear).It is situated at Khanakul-Krishnanagar (on the banks of Ratnakar River); district Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

5. Bahula Shaktipeeth West Bengal

Devi's left arm fell here and the idols are Devi as Bahula (Abundant) and Shiva as Bhiruk (who is also Sarvasiddhadayaka).It is situated at Bhardhaman district near Katwa in West Bengal, India.

6. Kalighat Shaktipeeth West Bengal 

Devi's four small toes from her right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali and Shiva as Nakulish or Nakuleswar. Famous pilgrimage located in Calcutta in the state of West Bengal. Kali is a dark complexioned form of Shakti who has taste for blood and death. She rules over the cremation sites and is worshipped by devotees on a dark and moon less night. She is a popular deity of Bengal. kali is the female version of Kala or end of time.

7. Vibasha Shaktipeeth West bengal

Devi's left ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhimarupa and Shiva as Sarvananda.It is near to Roopnarayan River at Tamluk Village under district Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India.

8. Tristrota Shaktipeeth West bengal

Devi's left leg fell here and the idols are Devi as Vramari (Bumblebee) and Shiva as Iswar (God). On the banks of Tista river in Shalbari village in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal.

9. Bakrawar Shaktipeeth - West Bengal

Devi's mind or the centre of the brows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahishamardini (the slayer of Mahishasur or Durga) and Shiva as Bakranath. Near Ahmedpur station. There are seven hot springs and also the Paphara (remover of sins) river. The Mahamuni Ashtabakra found enlightenment here. On Shivaratri (night) there is a grand Mela (fete) here.  It is situated in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. 

10. Jessore Shaktipeeth

Devi's centre of the hands fell here and the idols are Jashoreswari and Shiva as Chanda (Moon or the one who holds the moon).

11. Nandipur Shaktipeeth- West Bengal

Devi's necklace fell here and the idols are Devi as Nandini and Shiva as Nandikishore.It is situated at Birbhum district (now a part of Sainthia), West Bengal, India.

Gujarat Shaktipeethas - Devi Mandirs


1. Prabhas ShaktiPeeth - Veraval Gujarat

Prabhas Shakthi Peeth is the place where Sati’s Stomach fell. Devi Sati is worshipped as Maa Chandrabhaga (the moon goddess) and Lord Shiva as Vakratunda (one with curved body).

Location of Prabhas ShaktiPeeth

Prabhas Shakthi Peeth is located in Gujarat near Veraval City (20.9°N 70.37°E) Veraval railway station is the main rail junction located at 13 hours from Mumbai by train. There is good bus transport facility from all major cities to Prabhas. There are many private cabs which are easily available to reach Prabhas. The Shakthi Peeth is located close to Somnath temple just 6 kms. 

Other places of tourist attraction Near Prabhas ShaktiPeeth

  • Prabhas Patan Museum – This museum has Kalabhairav Linga of Lord Shiva, holy stones (shaligram) and statues of goddess Parvati.
  • Bhalka Tirth: This place is dedicated to Sun God
  • Other temples are Geeta Temple, Ahilyabhai temple Suraj temple and Balramjiki guha
  • Somnath temple is one of the important 12 Jyotirlingas.

About Prabhas ShaktiPeeth - The Temple

Presently there is no Temple at this place , but there should be a separate shrine for Devi in ancient times. Present structure is like a stage, It’s like remaining of a sub shrine that is destructed on the top. But during re-construction of Somnath temple, the trustees forget or didn’t take care to rebuild the Devi shrine. They left it as it is.
We can see a arrow mark in south side of this temple, that indicates that is no land at that region that will end with endless sea up to south pole, This temple is situated near to the Main City Veraval in Gujarat, so the transportation is not an issue. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Chandrabhaga’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhakratunda’. Meaning of Chandrabhaga is throne of moon and depicts power.

When to Visit Prabhas ShaktiPeeth

Best Time to visit Ptabhas is during Navratris, March or April and other in the September or October month. The whole ambience of temple during this festival is mesmerizing to see and people all over the country come here to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Navaratri at Prabhas shaktipeth are celebrated with full energy, faith, dedication and devotion. Navaratri are celebrated for over 9 days, with some people not eating any type of food that is derived from the soil for these nine days. Another festival that is celebrated in Prabhas with great enthusiasm is the ‘Shivaratri’. Annually there is a famous fair held near to the Somnath temple. A very famous activity or you can say dance is performed by men and women together and it is called as ‘Garbha or Dandiya’ during the holy days of Navaratri.

Maharashtra Shaktipeethas - Devi Mandirs


1. Janasthana ShaktiPeeth - Nasik - Maharshtra

Devi's chin fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhramari (female Bumble bee or attendant of Durga) and Shiva as Vikrakatakkha (one with the crooked eyes or look). Other names are Devi as Chibuka (the one with the chin) and Shiva as Sarvasiddhish (the one who can Provide all desires).

Janasthan ShaktiPeeth is located at Panchwati, in Nasik, Maharashtra, India.

Andhra Pradesh Shaktipeethas - Devi Mandirs


1. Shri Sailam or Mallikarjun  Shaktipeeth - AndraPradesh

Devi's nape of the neck fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahalakchmi (the goddess of prosperity and wife of Mahavishnu) and Shiva as Sarvananda (the one who makes everyone happy). Devi's temple is Near Shrihatta town and Shiva's temple is near Joinpur village in Andhra Pradesh. 


Devi's left cheek fell here and the idols are Viswamatuka (mother of the world) and Shiva as Dandapani (the one who holds a staff). 

Shakti Peetha is located at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Shaktipeeths in Tamilnadu - Devi Mandirs

1. Kanchipuram ShaktiPeeth Tamilnadu

Devi's skeleton fell here and the idols are Devi as Devagarbha and Shiva as Ruru. Bolpur station to Kopar river banks. There is a well for worship.It is situtated in Shivkoji city near Kanjivaram of Tamil Nadu

2. Suchindram Shaktipeeth Kanyakumari

Devi's upper teeth fell here and the idols are Devi as Narayani (the wife of Narayan) and Shiva as Sanghar.Suchindrum is a temple town situated in the southern most district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and about 7 km from Nagarkoil lying between these two towns. 

3. Kanashram or Kalikashram Kanyakumari Tamilnadu

Devi's back fell here and the idols are Devi as Sharvani and Shiva as Nimisha. It is located at Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu, India.

Shaktipeeth Devi Mandirs in Rajasthan 

1. Manivedika Shaktipeeth Pushkar Rajasthan

Devi's middle of the palms fell here and the idols are Devi as Gayatri (Saraswati) and Shiva as Sarvananda (the one who makes everyone happy).It is located near Pushkar,Rajasthan.

2. Virat Shaktipeeth Rajasthan

Devi's small toes of the feet fell here and idols are Devi as Ambika and Shiva as Amrita (nectar of immortality).It is locaedt near Bharatpur in Rajashtan,India.

Shakti Peeth in Orissa

1. Puri Shatipeeth (Utkal) Jagannath Puri Orissa

Devi's navel fell here and the idols are Devi as Vimala (the pure one) and Shiva as Jagannath (the ruler of the world). This is near the Jagannath temple of Puri in the state of Orissa.

Shakti Peeth in NorthEast India - Assam-Tripura-


1. Kamakhya (or Kamroop) ShaktiPeeth - Guwahati Assam

Devi's yoni fell here and the idols are Devi as Kamakhya (personification of love) and Shiva as Umananda. This is near Gauhati in the state of Assam on the banks of the Brahmaputra (the son of Brahma) river. The temple is on top of the Nilachal Hill. This is a famous pilgrimage for women seeking fertility or love. The temple is supposedly built by Kamdev, the god of love. The Umananda temple is nearby in an islet on the river. 


2. Tripura Shakipeeth - Tripura

Devi's right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurasundari and Shiva as Tripuresh. Devi is grantor of all wishes or Sarvavishta pradyani.Tripura Shakti Peeth is located at the top of the hills, near Radhakishorepur village, with a little distance away from Udaipur town of Tripura, India.


3. Yogadaya Shaktipeeth Bardhwan

Devi's right toe fell here and the idols are Devi as Yogadaya and Shiva as Khirakantha. Take Eastern Indian Railway to Bardwhan station. Take Bardhwan Katoa Rail to Nigam station. Nigam station to Khirgram (village) is 2 miles. A mela (fair) is held during Baisakha Sankranti.

Nellore Shatipeeth (Sri Lanka)

Devi's feet bells (Nupur) fell here and the idols are Devi as Indrakschi and Shiva as Rakchaseswara. Indrakschi was created and worshipped by Indra in person.

18 Maha Shakti Pithas of India

The modern cities or towns that correspond to these 64 locations can be a matter of dispute, but there are a few that are totally unambiguous, these are mentioned in the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram by Adi Shankara.[13] This list contains 18 such locations which are often referred to as Maha Shakthi Peeths.

1 Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) Groin Shankari devi
2 Kanchi (Tamil Nadu) Back part Kamakshi Devi
3 Pandua (West Bengal) Stomach Srigala Devi
4 Mysore (Karnataka) Hair Chamundeshwari devi
5 Alampur (Andhra Pradesh) Upper teeth Jogulamba devi (Yogamba devi)
6 Shrishailam, (Andhra Pradesh) Neck part Bhramaramba devi
7 Kolhapur (Maharastra) Eyes Mahalakshmi devi
8 Mahur (Nanded District, Maharastra) Right hand Ekaveerika Devi
9 Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) Upper lip Mahakali devi
10 Pithapuram (Andhra Pradesh) Left hand Puruhutika devi
11 Jajpur (Odisha) Navel Biraja Devi
12 Draksharamam (Andhra Pradesh) Left cheek Manikyamba devi
13 Guwahati (Assam) Vulva Kamarupa devi
14 Prayaga (Uttar Pradesh) Fingers Madhaveswari devi
15 Kangra,Jwalamukhi (Himachal Pradesh) Tongue Vaishnavi devi
16 Gaya (Bihar) Breast part Sarvamangala devi
17 Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Wrist Vishalakshi devi
18 Sharada Peeth(Kashmir) * Right hand Saraswathi devi

52 ShaktiPeeths - Freqenty Asked Questions - FAQ

Question - Where is Bengali mahakali shaktipeeth?

Answer:- Mahakali shaktipeeth in Kolkata is Dakshineshwar temple

Question - where is kamakhya mata shaktipeeth ?

Answer:-The Kamakhya Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. It is the main temple, dedicated to Kamakhya, in a complex of individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas: Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Among these, Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala reside inside the main temple whereas the other seven reside in individual temples. It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and especially for Tantric worshipers.

Question - How to visit  kamakhya saktipeeth for darsan?

Answer:-To do Kamkhya Mata shaktipeeeth, you need to arrive in Guwahati
Evening Night Stay, Next Morning Darshan of Kamakhya Devi(Shakthi Peeth)

Question - is there any shakiti peetha in Paro Bhutan?


There is one shkatipeeth in Bhutan at Birajong in Paro
Body Part or Ornament:-Bamonbonsham
Country:-Paro, Bhutan

Question - which Shakti peeth is located in Ujjain?

Answer:-Maha Shakti Pitha:-
Place:-Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)
Body Part or Ornament:-Peetham    Upper lip
Shakti:Mahakali devi

What is a Shakti-Peeth 

These are Sacred places in indian subcontinent where body parts/ornaments of Goddess Sati fell. Sati, the wife of Shiva was the daughter of Daksha Prajaapati a descendant of Brahma. Sati had married Shiva against the wishes of her father. Daksha performed a great Yagna in which he invited all of the gods and goddesses except his son in law Lord Shiva.

Humiliation of Goddess Sati & her Sacrifice

This did not deter Sati from reaching at her father’s house. She expressed her desire to Lord Shiva. He (Shiva) tried his best to dissuade her from going but Sati was unrelenting. Shiva then allowed her to go escorted by his ‘ganas’ (followers).

But Sati being an uninvited guest was not given any respect. Moreover Daksha insulted Shiva, by calumniating him. Sati became sad by her husband’s dishonour. She gave up her life by jumping into the altar of oblation-fire.

Tandav of Lord Shiva

When Lord Shiva heard about her death he became furious. He went to the place where Daksha was performing his oblation, along with his ‘ganas’ (followers). The oblation site was destroyed and Daksha was killed by his ‘ganas’. 

Lord Shiva then carried the dead-body of Sati and started wandering all over the place like a lunatic. Shiva could not bear the loss of Sati & he picked up the remains of Sati's body and  started dancing ( Tandav - the celestial dance of destruction). Because of Lord Shiva’s Tandav Nritya.

Lord Vishnu’s Act to Calm Lord Shiva

The whole 3 worlds were very afraid and  Gods requested  Lord Vishnu to intervene to stop this destruction, then lord Vishnu intervened and cut up Sati's body in several pieces using his Sudarshan chakra .

Wherever her body parts of Goddess Sati fell, on the same sacred places, temples were erected to worship goddess Sati and became important centers of Goddess worship and Hindu pilgrimage. These places were called shaktipeeths. These temples are scattered all over Indian subcontinent.