51 Shakti Peetas

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

Sthana khanda Tara Tarini

  • 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.