The 51 Shakti Pithas
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||Amarnat- h, from Srinagar through Pahalgam 94 km by Bus, Chandanwari 16 km by walk||Jammu and Kashmir||Throat||Mahamaya||Trisandhy- eshwar|
|2||Ambaji, at Anart||Gujarat||Heart||Ambaji||Batuk Bhairav|
|3||Arbuda Devi, at Mount Abu||Rajasthan||Adhar||Arbuda Devi or Adhar Devi||Bhairav|
|4||Attahas village of Dakshindihi in the district of Bardhaman, near the Katwa railway station||West Bengal||Lips||Phullara||Vishvesh|
|5||Bah- uchara Mata, at Becharaji||Gujarat||Left hand||Bahuchara Mata||Kal Bhairav|
|6||Bahula, on the banks of Ajay river at Ketugram, 8 km from Katwa, Burdwan||West Bengal||Left arm||Goddess Bahula||Bhiruk|
|7||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-|
|9||Bhairavparvat, at Bhairav hills on the banks of Shipra river a little distance from Ujjaini town||Madhya Pradesh||Upper lips||Avanti||Lambkarna|
|10||Bhabanipu- r union, at Karatoyatat, 28 km distance from interior Sherpur upazila, Bogra District||Bangladesh||Left anklet (ornament)||Arpana||Vaman|
|11||Chandik- a Sthan or chandisthan, at Munger temple on the banks of Ganges near Ganga Darshan||Bihar||Left eye||Chandika or Chandi devi||Bholeshankar|
|12||Chintpurni or Chhinnamastika, in Una district, Himachal Pradesh, 20 km from the Amb Andaura railway station, 150 km from Chandigarh.||Himachal Pradesh||Feet||Chhinnamastika Devi||Rudra Mahadev|
|13||Danestwari (Kuldevi Of Bastar state ), Dantewada 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil||Chhattisgarh||Daant (teeth)||Danteshwari||Kapalbhairv|
|1- 4||Gandaki, Pokhara about 125 km on the banks of Gandaki river where Muktinath temple is situated||Nepal||Temple||Gandaki Chandi||Chakrapani|
|15||Goddess Saptashrungi (Goddess with 18 arms), at Vani in Nasik||Maharashtra||Chin (2 parts)||Bhramari||Vikritaksh|
|16||Hing- laj (Or Hingula), southern Baluchistan a few hours North-east of Gawadar and about 125 km towards North-west from Karachi||Pakistan||Bramharandhra (Part of the head)||Kottari||Bhimlochan|
|17||Jayant- i at Nartiang village in the Jaintia Hills district. This Shakti Peetha is locally known as the Nartiang Durga Temple.||Meghalaya||Left thigh||Jayanti||Kramadishwar|
|18||Jess- oreswari, situated at Ishwaripur, Shyamnagar, district Satkhira. The temple complex was built by Maharaja Pratapaditya, whose capital was Ishwaripur.||Bangladesh||Palms of hands and soles of the feet||Jashoreshwari||Chanda|
|19||Jwala- ji, Kangra from Pathankot alight at Jwalamukhi Road Station from there 20 km||Himachal Pradesh||Tongue||Siddhida (Ambika)||Unmatta Bhairav|
|20||Kalipeeth, (Kalighat, Kolkata)||West Bengal||Right Toes||Kalika||Nakuleshwar|
|21||Kalmadh- av on the banks of Shon river in a cave over hills near to Amarkantak||Madhya Pradesh||Left buttock||Kali||Asitang|
|21||Kamgiri, Kamakhya, in the Neelachal hills near Guwahati||Assam||Genitals||Kamakhya||U- manand|
|23||Kanchipuram, Kamakshi temple, Kamakoti Peetam mentioned in Lalita Sahasram, Trishati, Astothram etc.||Tamil Nadu||Ottiyana (Ornament covering stomach)||Kamakshi||Kaal Bhairav|
|24||Kankalitala, on the banks of Kopai River 10 km north-east of Bolpur station in Birbhum district, Devi locally known as Kankaleshwari||West Bengal||Bone||Devgarbha||Ruru|
|25||Kanya- shram of Balaambika – The Bhagavathy temple in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of mainland India, Tamil Nadu (also thought to be situated in Chittagong, Bangladesh)||Tamil Nadu||Back||Sarvani||Nimish|
|26||Karnat,- Kangra||Himachal Pradesh||Both ears||Jayadurga||Abhiru|
|27||Kireet at Kireetkona village, 3 km from Lalbag Court Road station under district Murshidabad||West Bengal||Crown||Vimla||Sanwart|
|28||Local- ly known as Anandamayee Temple. Ratnavali, on the banks of Ratnakar river at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly||West Bengal||Right Shoulder||Kumari||Shiva|
|29||Locally known as Bhramari Devi. In Jalpaiguri near a small village Boda on the bank of river Teesta or Tri-shrota (combination of three flows) mentioned in Puranas||West Bengal||Left leg||Bhraamari||Ambar|
|30||Manas, under Tibet at the foot of Mount Kailash in Lake Mansarovar, a piece of Stone||Tibet||Right hand||Dakshayani||Amar|
|31||Manibandh,- at Gayatri hills near Pushkar 11 km north-west of Ajmer||Rajasthan||Two Bracelets||Gayatri||Sarvanand|
|32||Mit- hila, near Janakpur railway station on the border of India and Nepal||Nepal||Left shoulder||Uma||Mahodar|
|33||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 Sanskrit epic Mahabharata; resolved their longstanding feuds after worshipping this Goddess.||Sri Lanka||Silambu (Anklets)||Indrakshi (Nagapooshani / Bhuvaneswari)||Rakshaseshwar (Nayanair)|
|34||Nalhati, known as Nalateshwari Temple near Nalhati station of Birbhum district||West Bengal||Vocal chord with part of the tracheae||Kalika Devi||Yogesh|
|35||Nepal, near Pashupatinath Temple at Guhyeshwari Temple||Nepal||Groin||Guhyeshwari Devi||Kapali|
|36||On Chandranath hill near Sitakunda station of Chittagong District, Bangladesh. The famous Chandranath Temple on the top of the hill is the Bhairav temple of this Shakti Peetha, not the Shakti Peeth itself.||Bangladesh||Right arm||Bhawani||Chandrashekhar|
|37||Padm- avati Devi (Padmavatipuri Dham), Panns 80 km from Satna||Madhya Pradesh||Padm||Padmavati Devi||Kapalbhairav|
|38||Panchsagar exact location not known (thought to be near Haridwar)||Uttarakhand||Lower teeth||Varahi||Maharudra|
|39||Patan Devi, at PATNA||Bihar||left shoulder with cloths||Badi Patan Devi/chhoti Patan Devi||Bhairav|
|40||Prabhas, 4 km from Veraval station near Somnath temple in Junagadh district||Gujarat||Stomach||Chandrab- haga||Vakratund|
|41||Prayag near Sangam at Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||Finger||Alopi Devi Mandir or Madhaveswari||Bhava|
|42||Present day Kurukshetra town or Thanesar ancient Sthaneshwar||Haryana||Ankle bone||Savitri/BhadraKali||Sthanu|
|43-||Ramgiri, at Chitrakuta on the Jhansi Manikpur railway line||Uttar Pradesh||Right breast||Shivani||Chanda|
|44||Sainthia,- locally Known as Nandikeshwari temple. Only 1.5 km from the railway station under a banyan tree within a boundary wall, Birbhum district||West Bengal||Necklace||Nandini||Nandikesh- war|
|45||Sarvashail or Godavaritir, at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river near Rajamundry||Andhra Pradesh||Cheeks||Rakini or Vishweshwari||Vatsnabh or Dandpani|
|46||Shivaharkaray, a little distance from Sukkur Station from Karachi||Pakistan||Eyes||Mahishmardi- ni||Krodhish|
|47||Shondesh, at the source point of Narmada River in Amarkantak||Madhya Pradesh||Right buttock||Narmada||Bhadrasen|
|48||Shri Parvat, near Ladak, Jammu and Kashmir. Another belief: at Srisailam in Shriparvat hills under Kurnool district||Andhra Pradesh||Right anklet (ornament)||Shrisundari||Sundarana- nd|
|49||Shri Shail, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km north-east of Sylhet town||Bangladesh||Neck||Mahalaxmi||Sam- baranand|
|50||Shuchi, in a Shiva temple at Suchindrum 11 km on Kanyakumari Trivandrum road||Tamil Nadu||Upper teeth||Narayani||Sanhar|
|51||Sugandha,- situated in Shikarpur, Gournadi, about 20 km from Barisal town, Bangladesh, on the banks of Sonda river.||Bangladesh||Nose||Sugandha||Tr- ayambak|
|52||Udaipur, Tripura, at the top of the hills known as Tripura Sundari temple near Radhakishorepur village, a little distance away from Udaipur town||Tripura||Right leg||Tripura Sundari||Tripuresh|
|53||Ujaani, 16 km from Guskara station under Burdwan district||West Bengal||Right wrist||Mangal Chandika||Kapilambar|
|54||Vajreshwar- i Temple, Kangra 18 km from Dharamshala Tehsil, Kangra||Himachal Pradesh||left Breast||Vajreshwari||Kalbhairv|
|55||Va- ranasi at Manikarnika Ghat on banks of the Ganges at Kashi||Uttar Pradesh||Earring||Vishalakshi & Manikarni||Kalbhairav|
|56||Vibhash, at Tamluk under district Purba Medinipur||West Bengal||Left ankle||Kapalini (Bhimarupa)||Sarvanand|
|57||Virat, near Bharatpur||Rajasthan||Left toes||Ambika||Amriteshwar|
|58||Vrindav- an, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple,Katyayanipeeth. Vrindavan||Uttar Pradesh||Ringlets of hair||Uma||Bhutesh|
|59||Dantakali at Dharan||Nepal||Teeth||Dantakali Devi||Bhairav|
|60||Chandi mandir at Memari Rly stn under Burdwan district||West Bengal||Intestines (Small)||Maa Chandi||Shiva|
|61||Sirkhanda,44 km from mussoorie and 25 km from new tehri by bus.district tehri garhawal near chamba [town area committee] Uttarakhand||body part- head part|
|62||surkanda mandir at new tehri under tehri garhawal district||uttarakhand||head (head part)||ma surkanda||kal bhairav|
63 Tarapith Birbhum distric west bengal body part-3rd eye name of devi – ugra tara maa bhairav- chandrachur
Near Berhampur, Odisha
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- Jalpadevi temple on the bank of Trisuli and Tadi, Nuwakot, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s lower lip fell.
- Bageshwori temple in Nepalgunj, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s tongue fell.
- Bhairavi temple in Gokarna, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s left ear fell.
- Kamalakshi temple in Salyan, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s left backbone fell.
- Chhatreshwori temple in Chayachetra, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s all remaining organ after fallen fell.
- Jwaladevi temple in Dhailekh, Nepal is also shakti peeth where Sati’s forehead fell.
- Galeshwori temple in Myagdi, Nepal on the bank of Gandaki river is also shakti peeth where Sati’s throat fell.
- Chandeshwori temple in Banepa, Nepal is also shakti peeth.
- Vaisno Devi Temple is considered as one of the biggest Shakti peeth of Durga mata where the face of Sati mata fell.
- Dantakali Mandir in Dharan, Nepal is also a shakti peeth where devi’s teeth had fallen.
- Devi Chinnamasta Temple, Nepal is also a shakti peeth.
- Baglamukhi Temple, Lalitpur, Nepal is also a shakti peeth.
- Chandi Mandir in (near Memari Rail station) Memari, Bardhaman, West Bengal, Fullara in Birbhum district are also considered to be a shakti peetha.
- Hedavde Mahalaxmi Mandir, Maharashtra .
- Naina Devi Temple. Nainadevi in Himachal Pradesh (Bilaspur) is also considered a shakti peetha, where Sati’s eyes fell.
- Sharda Devi Temple at Maihar near Satna Dist. Satna is also considered a shakti peeth where the necklace of Sati fell.
- Bhadrakali Temple in holy city Kurukshetra(Haryana)is also considered as one of the 51 holy Shakti peethas. The temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali a form of shakti. This is considered to be one of the fifty one Shakti pithas of India. It is believed that the right ankle of Sati fell here in the well. The “consort of Savtri is called Sthanu”. Hence, the city is called “Staneshwar” meaning abode of Shiva. It is believed that the mundun (hair removing) ceremony of Srikrishna and Balarama was also performed in this temple.
- Kalika Mata Temple at Pavagadh near Vadodara in Gujarat is also considered shakti peeth where a part of Sati’s toe is said to be fallen.