AII about ShaktI: The ÌndIan

system of belIefs worshIps the
prImeval source of energy ShaktI
· In the form of the mother
Coddess 0evI. 7arIatIons of thIs
worshIp are seen throughout the
subcontInent.

The anyakumarI tempIe at the
southernmost tIp of the ÌndIan sub
contInent, enshrInes ParvatI as a
chIld, and Is rIch In legends,
festIvals and tradItIons.
The amakshI Amman temple at
KanchIpuram In TamIlnadu Is a
vast and ancIent temple complex,
closely assocIated wIth the
relIgIous leader AadI
Sankaracharya and the KanchI
KamakotI Peetham
%he amakhya 0evI temple In
Assam In North Eastern ÌndIa Is
revered as one of the ShaktI
Peethams, and Is vIsIted by
several, throughout the year.
%he AmbIka or AmbajI shrIne at
Arasur In Cujarat Is consIdered to
be one of the ShaktI Peethams and
Is a popular pIlgrImage sIte.
%he aIIkambaI tempIe at
ChennaI In TamIlnadu Is vIsIted
by thousands throughout the
year. The deIty here Is belIeved
to have been worshIpped by
ChattrapatI ShIvajI durIng hIs tour
of the regIon.

%he aIIghat aII temple In
CaIcutta In ßengaI, Is one of the
most vIsIted temples In Eastern
ÌndIa, and Is regarded as one of
the ShaktI Peethams of the ÌndIan
subcontInent.
%he hahaIakshmI tempIe at
oIhapur In |aharashtra Is
revered as one of the ShaktI
Peethams of ÌndIa.
The ßhavanI temple at %uIjapur
In |aharashtra Is closely
connected wIth the great |aratha
ruler ShIvajI.
%he VaIshnao 0evI temple In
ammu Is an ancIent pIlgrImage
sIte accessed vIa an ardous trek
through the HImaIayas. Ìt Is vIsIted
by thousands throughout the year.
%he ßhagawatI tempIe at
ChotanIkkara In Kerala Is a well
vIsIted temple, enshrInIng
#ajarajeswarI a manIfestatIon of
|ahakalI, |aha SaraswatI and
|ahalakshmI.

%he ßhagawatI tempIe at
odungaIIur In Kerala Is an ancIent
one, enshrInIng KalI · also belIeved
to be a manIfestatIon of KannagI of
the celebrated TamIl epIc
SIlappadIkaram.
ChamundeswarI %empIe buIlt at
ChamundI hIIIs near |ysore
enshrInes ChamundeswarI the
tutelary deIty of the |aharajahs
of |ysore.
%he amakshIamman shrIne at
haangaadu near ChennaI Is an
ancIent temple and a popularly
vIsIted one.
ere Is a collectIon of ShIva
tempIes In %amIInadu where the
Amman (Ambaal or 0evI) shrIne Is
of sIgnIfIcance.
arumaarIamman at %Iruverkadu
near ChennaI Is a manIfestatIon
of the mother goddess
haarIamman, held In reverence
throughout the southern state of
TamIlnadu.

The haarIamman shrIne at
Samayapuram near
%IruchIrappaIII In TamIlnadu Is an
ancIent one, attractIng thousands
of pIlgrIms from all over the state.
hangaIa CowrI tempIe at Caya
ThIs &pa ShaktI Peetha temple
enshrInIng 0evI at Caya Is a
center of tantrIc worshIp.
hookambIka - oIIur: #Ich In
legend and tradItIon, thIs temple
at oIIur Is closely assocIated
wIth AdI Sankaracharya.
Harashat mata %empIe at
AbhanerI: Ìn the vIllage of
AbhanerI near UdaIpur are several
archeologIcal remaIns from the
Dwadasha Iyot|r||nga
1here are 1welve (12) Lemples called !yoLlrllngas dedlcaLed Lo
Lord Lshwara ln Lhe form of Shlva LlngasŦ 1hese Lemples are
slLuaLed across lndla and are consldered very sacred by
PlndusŦ 1here ls a bellef LhaLţ all Lhese Lwelve !yoLhlrllngas are
Lo be vlslLed ln Lhe monLh of novemberŴuecember (karLlka
Masam)Ŧ 8elow are brlef deLalls of each !yoLlrllngaŦ vlslL
respecLlve lndlvldual page for more deLalls on each placeŦ

1Ŧ Sr| Somanatheshwara Iyot|r||ng ls consldered as Lhe flrsL
[yoLlrllng among allŦ 1hls ls slLuaLed ln Þrabhas paLal
(!unaghadţ Cu[araL sLaLe)Ŧ Worshlpplng Lhls Lempleţ people wlll
be free of dlseasesŦ Andţ Lhere ls a bellef LhaL people sufferlng
from 18ţ wlll geL curedŦ

2Ŧ Srlselam Ma|||kar[una Iyot|r||nga ls Lhe second one whlch
galns lmporLanceţ on vlslLlngţ people wlll be relleved of Lhelr
slnsŦ 1hls Lemple ls slLuaLed near Srlselam ln karnool dlsLrlcL of
Andhra ÞradeshŦ

3Ŧ 1he Lhlrd !oLlrllnga ls slLuaLed near u[[alnl of Madhya ÞradeshŦ Cn worshlpplng Shree
Mahaka|eshwara Iyot|r||ngţ people lead happy llfe wlLhouL sadnessŦ

4Ŧ near lndore (nlmar dlsLrlcLţ Madhya Þradesh)ţ Lhe fourLhţ Sr| Cmkareshwara Iyot|r||nga ls locaLedŦ
Cn performlng pu[aţ people wlll overcome Lhelr weaknesses lf Lhey have anyŦ

3Ŧ SlLuaLed aL kedarnaLh (uLLaranchal)ţ kedareshwara Iyot|r||nga ls Lhe flfLh !yoLhlrllngaŦ vlslLlng Lhls
placeţ people wlll flnd Lhelr wlshes come LrueŦ

6Ŧ 8h|mashankar Iyot|r||nga whlch ls Lhe SlxLh oneţ ls locaLed near Þune (MaharashLra)Ŧ All klnd of palns
wlll be relleved on performlng poo[a ln Lhls LempleŦ

7Ŧ 1he sevenLh one ls Lhe kashl V|shweshwara Iyot|r||nga ls locaLed aL varanaslŦ Þeople geL peaceful
mlnd and free of LenslonŦ

8Ŧ Sr| 1r|mbakeshwar Iyot|r||nga ls Lhe elghLh !yoLlrllngamŦ 1hls ls slLuaLed near naslk of MaharashLraŦ
Cn vlslLlng Lhls !yoLlrllngaţ people wlll come ouL of Lhelr weaknesses and geL nearer Lo lord ShlvaŦ

9Ŧ Sr| Va|dyanatheshwara Iyot|r||nga ls Lhe nlneLh !yoLlrllnga whlch ls aL uevghad (8lhar)Ŧ Þeople wlll
have a proflLable buslness on vlslLlng and performlng pu[a ln Lhls placeŦ8allway sLaLlon
8Alu?AnA1PuPAM sLaLlon codeť 8uML ( nearesL Maln rallway sLaLlon !asldlh !uncLlon 13 kM ( sLaLlon
code !SML ) on Powrah uelhl maln llne)

10Ŧ near uwaraka (Cu[araL)ţ Sr| Nageshwara Iyot|r||ngaţ consldered as Lhe LenLh !yoLlrllngamţ ls
slLuaLedŦ Cn performlng pu[a ln Lhls Lempleţ people wlll be free of Lhelr sln (dosha)Ŧ

11Ŧ Sr| kameswara Iyot|r||nga ls Lhe LlevenLh !yoLhlrllnga slLuaLed near kanyakumarl of 1amllnaduŦ
Þeople vlslLlng Lhls place wlll be free of Lhelr slns and Lhelr wlshes wlll come LrueŦ

12Ŧ SlLuaLed near ?ellora caves of MaharashLra ls Lhe 12Lh !yoLlrllngaţ Sr| Gr|shneswar Iyot|r||ngaŦ
Þeople who worshlp here wlll geL all klnd of luxury ln llfeŦ

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