According to Bhagwat Purana, there are 108 Shaktipeeths of Mother Shakti, but she is 26 in Kali Purana and 51 in Shivcharitra. At the same time, the number of Shakti Peethas in Durga Saptashati and Tantra Chudamani is 52. It is believed that devotees worship only 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata.
There are many Shaktipeeths of Goddess at different places in India. According to Bhagwat Purana, there are 108 Shaktipeeths of Mother Shakti, but she is 26 in Kali Purana and 51 in Shivcharitra. At the same time, the number of Shakti Peethas in Durga Saptashati and Tantra Chudamani is 52. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, wherever the pieces of Sati’s body fell, Shaktipeeths came into existence. These are called very holy pilgrimage places. Apart from India, there are Shaktipeeths of Goddess in Nepal and Pakistan also. By the way, these pilgrimages are spread all over the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that devotees worship only 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata. These Shaktipeeths have been described in Devi Bhagwat Purana. Today we are telling you about 5 such Shaktipeeths of Goddess, to which the devotees have immense faith.
Kalighat Shaktipeeth (Kolkata)
Kalighat is a Shaktipeeth in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is believed that some fingers of the right foot of Maa Sati fell at this place, it is called Shaktipeeth of Maa Kali. Devotees not only from Bengal, but also from all over the country and the world come here for the darshan of Mata Kali. Kalighat Kali Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Her forehead and four hands are seen in the statue of Maa Kali in Kalighat. Maa Kali’s tongue is very long in the idol covered with red cloth. Which is made of gold. Please tell that Trinayana Mata Raktambara, Mundamalini, Muktkeshi are also seated in the temple. There is also a temple of Nakulesh nearby.
Ambaji Temple (Gujarat)
Located on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan is the ancient Shaktipeeth of Ambaji (Amba Mata). There is no idol of the Goddess in this temple, but the Yantra of the Goddess is worshipped. It is believed that the heart of Goddess Sati had fallen here. This grand temple made of white marble is the center of tourist attraction. About 3 km from the temple. There is also a mountain called Gabbar at a distance, where another ancient temple of the goddess is established. It is believed that here the footprints and chariots of the mother are made on this stone.
Devi Talab Temple (Jalandhar)
The Devi Talab Temple of Jalandhar, which is one of the Shaktipeeths of the Goddess, has become the identity of this city today. Situated just one kilometer away from the city railway station, Shri Devi Talab Temple attracts devotees from far and wide. It is believed that the left breast of Mother Sati fell here. This is where Shri Siddha Shaktipeeth is the abode of Mother Tripuramalini. The name of the huge holy lake of the temple is taken among the famous 108 lakes of the country. The history of this temple is associated with Mata Sati.
Gujayeshwari Temple (Nepal)
This Shaktipeeth of Mata is situated on the other side of the Bagmati river at some distance from Pashupatinath temple. Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth is said to be about 2500 years old. In this temple, Virajin Devi is worshiped as the presiding deity of Nepal. This Shaktipeeth of Mother is also called Shakti, Mahamaya and Guhyakali. It is said that both the knees of Mother Sati’s body had fallen here. Guhyeshwari is made up of two words Guhya (Secret) and Ishwari (Goddess). This place is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Navratri fair is held here every year, in which devotees from many countries including India, Bhutan come to visit.
Hinglaj Bhavani (Pakistan)
One of the Shaktipeeths of the Goddess is Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan, Pakistan. It is believed that the head of the goddess had fallen here. Let us tell you that this Shaktipeeth of Goddess is present in the Lasbela town of Balochistan, the coastal province of Pakistan. Reaching Hinglaj temple is considered more difficult than Amarnath Yatra.
(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general assumptions and information. Granthshala does not confirm this.)