52 Shakti Peetha of Maa Durga
with a desire of taking revenge on
was angry because his daughter
against hiswishes. Daksha invited all the deities to the
except for Shiva and Sati. The fact thatshe was not invited did not deter Sati from attending the
, being anuninvited guest, was not given any respect. Furthermore,
insulted Shiva. Sati was
unable to bear her father’s insults toward her husband, so she committed suicide by
jumping into the pyre. When Lord Shiva heard about her death he became furious. He wentto the place where Daksha was performing his yagna and destroyed the area. Daksha was
killed by Shiva’s ganas.Lord Shiva then carried Sati’s body all over the world in a state of wild grief. At the request
severed Sati’s body into
, so that Lord Shiva could return to his sanity and once again take up his duties.
Various parts of Sati’s body fell at diff
erent places which became known as
. At all Shakti Peethas, the Goddess Shakti is accompanied by
(amanifestation of Lord Shiva).
List of 52 Shakti Peetha of Goddess Durga
KanchiPuram, Kamatchitemple,Kamakoti Peetammentioned in LalitaSahasram,Trishati,Astothram etc.
Sri Lanka, in Nainativu, Jaffna
Naina, a little distance fromSukkur Station from Karachi,Pakistan
Sugandha, situated in Shikarpur,Gournadi, about 20 km fromBarisal town, Bangladesh, on thebanks of Sonda river.
Amarnath in Kashmir, India fromSrinagar through Pahalgam 94km by Bus, Chandanwari 16 kmby walk
Jwalamukhi,Kangra, India fromPathankot alight at JwalamukhiRoad Station from there 20 km.
Nepal, near PashupatinathTemple at Gujyeshwari Temple
Manas, under Tibet at the feet of Mount Kailash in LakeMansarovar, a piece of Stone