15 Shakti Peethas to visit in India
15 Shakti Peethas to visit in India

15 Shakti Peethas to visit in India

Are you a devotee of Shaktism? Do you want to know about some of the important Shakti Peethas in India? If yes, then this article is going to acknowledge you more about it. There are a total of 51 Shakti Peethas. Most of the Peethas are located in India. But some of the Peethas are located outside India. These Peethas are the body parts of Goddess Sati which got scattered into 51 parts. This happened when Lord Shiva took Rudra Tandavam to mourn the death of the goddess Sati. Famous 15 Shakti Peethas are:

Vaishno Devi Temple

It is the most famous temple of the goddess in the world. It is located at a distance of 13 km from Katra Jammu in The Trikuta Hills. People mostly travel by trekking. But Helicopter facilities for the Devi Darshan are also available. Millions of devotees visit this place every year.

Time required: 5-8 hours to climb from Katra to Bhavan and about 3-6 hours to come down.

Kamakhya Temple

The Kamakhya Temple is located in Nigiri hills of Guwahati, Assam. It is the main temple among all the Shakti Peethas. Puranas mention that Sati’s Mahamudra (female reproductive organ ) fell at this place. This is the place where the goddess completes her cycle of fertility. However, the doors of these temples remain shut for three days during June or July because it is believed that the goddess’s menstrual cycle takes place at this time.

Time required: 2-3 hours

Bimala Shakti Peetha

The temple of Goddess Bimala is located in Puri, Orissa. This temple is situated behind Rohini Kund and on the right side of Jagannath Temple. It is believed that the feet of Goddess Sati fell at this place. People there also believe that any offer made to God Jagannath is incomplete without being offered to Goddess Bimala.

Time required: 1-2 hours

Chamundeswari Shakti Peetha

This temple is located in the Chamundi hills of Mysuru, Karnataka. It is said that both the ears of Goddess Sati fell here. The Goddess of this temple is worshipped in the form of Jaya Durga Mata. This temple has golden idols and silver gates. It is also believed that Goddess Durga killed the demon Mahishasura on the top of this hill.

Time required: 45 min to 1 hour

Jwalaji Shakti Peetha

This temple is located 30 km south of the Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh. According to some mythological texts, Pandavas discovered this place. It is believed that the Tongue of Goddess Sati fell at this place. There is always a set of flames burning off in the Garbhagriha of this temple.

Time required: 1-2 hours

Ratnavali Shakti Peetha

This Temple is located on the bank of the Ratnakar river in Khanakul, West Bengal. This temple is also known as Anandamayee Temple. It is believed that the right shoulder of Goddess Sati fell here. It is believed that the exact place of Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is still unknown.

Time required: 30 min – 1 hour

The Ambaji Temple

The Ambaji Temple is located on Gabbar hill of Ambaji, Gujarat. This temple is surrounded by the Aravalli hills. Puranas mention that Sati Devi’s heart fell at this place. This place is very near to the famous tourist attraction Mt. Abu. However, the place is connected well to the major cities nearby. So, one can easily visit this place.

Time required: Usually, it takes 30 min but during special occasions, it may take 1-2 hours

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

This temple is located on the banks of River Hoogly in Dakshineswar, West Bengal. This is one of the most famous temples of Goddess Kali. Although thousands of people visit this place daily. But during Durga Puja Festival, this place mainly draws the attention of the devotees in large numbers.

Time required: 2-3 hours

Sharda Mata Temple

The Sharda Mata Temple is located in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh. This temple is also known as “Maihar Wali Mata”. In addition, this temple has 1063 steps to the top. Ropeway facility is available to save time and energy but it is chargeable. It is one of the most famous Shakti Peethas and millions of devotees visit this place every year.

Time required: 1-2 hours if you go via ropeway.

Shri Taratarini Shakti Peetha

This temple is located on the Taratarini hill of Brahmapur city, Ganjam District, Odisha. It is situated on the bank of the Rushikulya river. The temple is dedicated to the twin Goddess Tara and Tarini. It is one of the most ancient Shakti Peethas in India. It is believed that the breast part of Goddess Sati fell at this place. There are about 1000 steps to reach the Garbhagriha of the temple. Ropeway facility is also available

Time required: 1-2 hours if you go via ropeway.

Saptashrungi Devi Temple

The Saptashrungi Devi Temple is located near Datta Mandir at Vani, Maharashtra. This temple is almost 65 km away from Nashik. The Idol of the Goddess of this temple is about 10 feet tall. In addition, the Idol has 18 hands and holding various weapons. Thousands of devotees visit this religious place every year. There are about 510 steps or you can also go via ropeway.

Time required: 1 hour if you go via ropeway.

Kanaka Durga Temple

This temple is located on the top of Indrakiladri Mountain of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is on the bank of the Krishna river. It is the second biggest temple of Andhra Pradesh. There are about 400+ steps to reach the Garbhagriha of the temple. Ropeway facility is also available. The place is very well connected with all the public transports. So, one can easily visit this place.

Time required: 1-2 hours

Karni Mata Temple

The Karni Mata Temple is located at Deshnoke, Rajasthan. It is 30 km away from Bikaner. One can reach this temple via NH-89. This temple is famous for its holy rites. The rats of this temple are called Kabbas and are also worshipped and protected due to this reason.

Time required: 1-2 hours

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