Sidhpeeth

The Legends of Devi


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Vaishno Devi Temple

Location :  Katra Reasi district (Jammu and Kashmir – India)

Near by attraction : Patni Top, Shiv Khori, Raghunath Temple, Amarmahal, Bahufort, Mansar Lake

“Vaishnavi”  means the one who is related to lord “Vishnu”. Maa Vaihnavi called as Trikuta in the childhood. Devi menifest as three pindies representing Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi, Maha Kali, which represent creative, preservative, and destructive aspects of the Super Power.

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

https://www.maavaishnodevi.org/new1/index.html

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Chintpurni Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva’s consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati’s body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva’s wrath.All the fifty one places – where parts of Sati’s body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths

Location : Una Distt. (Himachal Pradesh – India)

Near by attraction : Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple

It is believed that Sati’s eyes fell at the place where this temple is situated. This sacred place is also called Chhinnmastika Devi

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

http://www.himachalhillstations.com/chintpurni-ji.html

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Jawala Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva’s consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati’s body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva’s wrath.All the fifty one places – where parts of Sati’s body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths

Location :  Kangra Distt. (Himachal Pradesh – India)

Near by attraction :  Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple

It is believed that Sati’s tongue  fell at the place where this temple is situated. Devi manifest as tiny flames that burn flawless blue through fissures in the age-old rock.

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

http://himachaltourism.gov.in/post/Jawalamukhi-temple

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Brajeshwari Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva’s consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati’s body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva’s wrath.All the fifty one places – where parts of Sati’s body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths

Location :  Kangra Distt. (Himachal Pradesh – India)

Near by attraction :   Chamunda Devi Temple, Jawalmuki Devi Temple, Dharamshala, Baijnath Temple

It is believed that Sati’s breasts fell at the place.

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

http://himachaltourism.gov.in/post/Bajreshwari-temple.aspx

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Chamunda Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva’s consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati’s body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva’s wrath.All the fifty one places – where parts of Sati’s body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths

Location :  Kangra Distt. (Himachal Pradesh – India)

Near by attraction :   Jawalmuki Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Palampur

According to Durga Sapatashati, “Chamunda” has beed derived from Chanda and Munda. Devi with her immense power killed the Demons Chanda and Munda and then Durga Maa became happy and blessed the devi that she would be known and worshipped as Chamunda.

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

http://chamundadevi.com/

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Naina Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva’s consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati’s body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva’s wrath.All the fifty one places – where parts of Sati’s body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths

Location :   Bilaspur Distt. (Himachal Pradesh – India)

Near by attraction :   Anandpur Sahib, Bhakra Dam, Gobind Sagar Reservoir

It is believed that Sati’s eyes fell at the place where this temple is situated. Therefore, this temple is called Naina Devi.The word Naina is synonymous with Sati’s eyes.

Official Website (Shine Board / State Govt):

http://www.srinainadevi.com/

Kalighat

Maa Kali

Kalighat is regarded as one of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India, where the various parts of Sati’s body are said to have fallen, in the course of Shiva’s Rudra Tandava. Kalighat represents the site where the toes of the right foot of Shakti or Sati fell.

Legend has it that a devotee discovered a luminant ray of light coming from the Bhagirathi river bed, and upon investigating its source came upon a piece of stone carved in the form of a human toe. He also found a Svayambhu Lingam of Nakuleshwar Bhairav nearby, and started worshipping Kaali in the midst of a thick jungle.

Kalighat is also associated with the worship offered to Kaali by a Dasanami Monk by name Chowranga Giri, and the Chowringee area of Calcutta is said to have been named after him.

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Kamakhya - in Assam

The Kamakhya  Temple in Assam is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti Peetham s associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna

Kamakhya  is located on a hill – Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri  near the city of Guwahati in Assam. Shakti , residing on the Kamagiri  hill is known as Kamakhya the granter of desires. Assam traditionally has been known as the Kamarupa Desa and has been associated with Tantric practices and Shakti worship

To download various sanskrit documents like strotras in pdf or audio form visit following link :

http://sanskrit.safire.com/Sanskrit.html

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