18 Shakti Peethas | Asta Dasa Shakti Peetha temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti

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Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas are the 18 Shaktipeeth temples or prominent & most auspicious temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is believed that these temples are most ancient in Hinduism and considered as the heavenly abodes of the Goddess.

As per the legend of Sati Devi and Daksha Yagna, Goddess Sati’s slashed body parts were fallen all over the places and since then those holy places have become Shakti Peethas.

There are three Shakti Peethas in Andhra Pradesh; two each in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir; and one each in Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, West Bengal, and Bihar. Shankari Devi Shakti Peetham is located in Trincomali of Sri Lanka.

List of 18 Most Auspicious Goddess Shakti Temples (Astadasha Shakti Peethas):

  1. Trincoli or Trincomalee (Srilanka) – Shankari Devi
  2. Kanchi (Tamil Nadu) – Kamakshi Devi
  3. Pradyumna (Hugli – Kolkata ) – Shrunkala Devi
  4. Mysore (Karnataka) – Chamundi Devi
  5. Alampur (Telangana) – Jogulamba
  6. Kolhapur (Maharashtra) – Mahalakshmi Devi
  7. Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh) – Bramaramba Devi
  8. Mahoor (Maharashtra) – Ekaveera devi
  9. Ujjaini (Madhya Pradesh) – Mata Mahakali
  10. Pithapuram (Andhra Pradesh) – Puruhutika Devi
  11. Jajpur (Orissa) – Girija Devi
  12. Draksharamam (Andhra Pradesh) – Mata Manikyamba
  13. Hari Kshetram (Assam) – Mata Kamarupika (Kamakhya Devi)
  14. Alahabad (Uttar Pradesh) – Madhaveshwari devi
  15. Jwala (Jammu) – Vaishnavi devi
  16. Gaya (Bihar) – Mangalya Gauri devi
  17. Kasi or Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) – Mata Vishalakshi
  18. Srinagar (Kashmir) – Mata Saraswati devi (Sharada Peeth in POK)

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