lordess Shakthi

Astha Dasa Sakthi Peedam Temples

There was a great king called Daksha Prajapati who was son of Lord Brahma. He had 27 daughters and Sati devi is one among them. Sati devi got married to Lord Shiva. When Dashka entered the arena of a yaga performed by Agni, every one except Lord Shiva stood up as a mark of respect. Daksha felt insulted by Lord Shiva's behaviour. Later when Daksha conducted a yaga him self , he did not invite his daughter and his son in law.As there was no invitation from her Sati felt bad. Even then she wanted to attend the yaga against the wish of Lord Shiva.When Sati, attended the yaga no body has cared for her and she felt insulted by the actions of her sisters and parents. Then when her father started abusing her husband she could not control her feelings and sacrified herself at the place of yagna by creating agni from earth with her right thumb of her foot. Knowing this Lord Shiva got angry and removed one bunch of Jhatha from his head and hit it on the earth. From that Lord Veerabhadra has born and rushed to yaga spot as dircted by Lord Siva and killed Daksha by cutting his head. (later Daksha was given life by fixing a goat head) Later Shiva went to the spot and taken the body of sati from the fire and started dancing with it. The world was terrorized from this Tandava Nritya and requested Lord Vishnu to stop this Nritya. Knowingly well that Siva would not stop the Nritya unless the body of Sati is removed from his hands, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra and completely cut the Sati's body in to pieces. These body parts have fallen at various places in India and Srilanka and Where ever these parts have fallen the places are called Shaktipeethas. There are 18 such places and they are called Ashta ( 8) Dasa (10 ) Shaktipeethas. The list of body parts fallen at these 18 places are given below. If you observe them carefully some of the parts are not found in that list and people say that the remaining parts have fallen at other places and as such the shakti peethas are 51 or 108

Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure /
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane //
Alampure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika /
Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika //
Ujjainyam Maha kali, Peethikayam Puruhutika /
Odhyane Girija devi, Manikya Daksha vatike //
Hari kshetre Kama rupi, Prayage Madhaveshwari /
Jwalayam Vaishnavi devi, Gaya Mangalya gourika //
Varanasyam Vishalakshi, Kashmire tu Saraswati /
Ashtadasha Shakti peethani, Yoginamapi durlabham //
Sayamkale pathennityam, Sarva shatri vinashanam /
Sarva roga haram divyam, Sarva sampatkaram shubham
 

 
1. Shankari Devi Temple Shankari Peedam Triconamallee, Sri Lanka Groin
2. Kamakshi Amman Temple Kama Koti Peedam Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu Back
3. Shrinkhala Devi Temple Pradyumna Peedam Pandua, West Bengal Stomach
4. Chamundeswari Temple Krounja Peedam Mysore, Karnataka Hairs
5. Jogulamba Temple Yogini Peedam Alampur, Telangana Upper Teeth
6. Bhramarambika Temple Srisaila Peedam Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh Neck
7. Mahalakshmi Temple Shri Peedam Kholapur, Maharashtra Eyes
8. Ekavira Temple   Hirvai, Maharashtra Right Hand
9. Mahakali Temple Ujjaini Peedam Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Upper Lip
10. Puruhutika Devi Temple Pushkarani Peedam Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh Left Hand
11. Biraja Devi Temple Oddyana Peedam Jajpur, Odisha Navel
12. Manikyamba Devi Temple Draksharama Peedam Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh Left Cheek
13. Kamakya Devi Temple Yoni Peedam Guwahati, Assam Yoni
14. Madhaveswari Devi Temple Prayaga Peedam Prayag, Uttar Pradesh Fingers
15. Jwalamuki Devi Temple Jwalamuki Peedam Kangra, Himachal Pradesh Head
16. Mangalagowri Temple Gaya Peedam Gaya, Bihar Breast
17. Visalakshi Temple Varanasi Peedam Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Wrist
18. Saraswati Temple Sharada Peedam Sharda, Pakistan Right Hand