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Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas are the 18 Shaktipeeth temples or prominent List of 18 Most Auspicious Goddess Shakti Temples (Astadasha Shakti Peethas). Astadasha Shakti Peethas story, katha, legend, origin of 18 Shakti temples. Daksha Yagna, Goddess Sati story of Astadasa Shakti Peetha. Which are the ‘must visit Shakti Peethas’in India? Check out this list with detailed information.

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The origin or the story of Astadaaha Dasha Shakti Peetha temples goes like this…. Once, King Daksha Prajapathi wanted to perform a Yagna. Despite her fathers recklessness towards her husband, Goddess Dakshayani went to the Yagna and got shakhi. With anger and shame, she jumped into the Yagnagunda the sacred spot of Yagna and sacrificed her life.

With knowing this Lord Shiva became very ferocious and carried Dakshayanis dead body on his arms. Lord Shivas rudrathandava created a bit of deluge in all lokas. And the parts were fallen all over the places.

The places where her body pars were fallen are worshipped as Astadaeha Shakti Peethas 18 prominent temples of Mother Goddess — Shakti. And some more sacred texts describe that there are 51 prominet Goddess Shakti temples. But most people believe that the 18 Shakti temples are most auspicious Shakti Peethams, which are also referred as Astadasha Shakti Peethas.

Part of the body fallen.


Shankari Devi temple in Tricomalee, Srilanka is a prominent temple for Hindus. But, it is most rarely visited and it is very least popular in all AstaDasha Shakti peethas. The goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two of her arms and has a pasha lassoan ankusha goad in her upper two arms. There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch. There are no other Parvati temples in the city of Kanchipuram, apart from this temple, which is unusual in a traditional city ashadasha has hundreds of traditional temples.

There are various legends that account for this fact. Four worship services are astaasha each day.

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

The annual festival falls in Spring, in the Tamil month of Masi, which runs from mid-March to mid-April. During this time the chariot festival Ther and lake festival, Theppam are held. The goddess here is called Sri Srunkala Devi. The temple is supposed to be in Gujarat. But I could not find it is spite of my staying there for 5 days. Some one says it is at Prabhas pattan. Where Somanath temple is there, the place is called Prabhas. It is 5Km from Veraval. Prabhas pattan is 79 Km from Junagaudh.


It is said that the temple was distroyed by Md Ghajani. Some people say, the temple of Shrinkhala devi is near Kolkatta. It is said that it is in Hugli dist in a place by name Pandua. I had been to the place where the temple of Shrinkhala devi was supposed to be in the past.

A minar was built there by muslim invaders. Snakti were ruins of temple infront of minar. There is a temple of Hanseswari mata which is regarded as Shakti peetha which is very close to this place.

Here also no such temple is there. Ina flight of one thousand steps was built leading up to the foot summit of the hill.

There is a huge granite Nandi on the th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away. This Astadasba is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells.

Oordhva danta pankti Upper jaw with tooth of devi fell here. She is the Shakti of Bala brahmeswara swamy. While going to Kurnool from Hyderabad we have to turn left at Alampur cross-road 12k. Alampur is at 12k. It is a small village and the Jogulamba temple is located in the South-East corner of the village very beside Tungabhadra river.

All of us know that the idol of Jogulamba has lizard, scorpion, owl, and skull in her hair. I head a meaning for this rupam from an Upasaka. Jogulamba can be understood as Peethzs Chandi.

Those symbols show the signs of decay of a house. If a house starts to loose it’s Jeeva kala lifethe number of lizards in that house will start increasing.

The next step is high occurrence of scorpion appearance. If owls enter a house it’s the third step which finally will lead to skulls in the house Deaths in that house. If we worship Jogulamba she will cancel the results caused by these signs. She is also worshiped to relieve Vastu doshas.

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Old temple of Jogulamba was destroyed by Bahamani sultans in the 14th peethzs. The idols of Jogulamba and her two shaktis Chandi, Mundi were protected from them and placed in Bala brahmeswara swamy temple untill Now, a new temple was constructed in the same place and the godess was shifted in to it.

New temple of Jogulamba is very much beautiful to see with a nice granite flooring. It is surrounded by a water pool. Villagers of Alampur tell an interesting reason for it: Idol of Jogulamba is typical. She is in sitting position. She has huge amount of hair with lizard, scorpion, owl and a human scull in it.

Peetnas of Saptamatrikas, Vighneswara and Veenapani veerabhadra are astavasha present in the temple. Original Chandi Mundi idols were left in Bala brahmeswara swamy temple and new idols are made and placed in Jogulamba temple. Alampur is called as “City of Temples”. All of them are very old and famous for their sculpture.


They are under control of Indian Archeological department. The entire temple campus was built on the bank of river Tungabhadra. The Greeva Neck of Devi fell here. She is the Shakti of Mallikarjuna. Srisailam is located in the Nallamala hills in a deep forest. Markapur road, Ongole, Nandyala. The temple of Bhramaramba devi is located back shzkti the Mallikarjuna swamy temple at a sjakti level, in the same campus. The idol of Bhramaramba is in the form of Maha lakshmi.

An idol of Lopamudra, the wife of Agastya, is present in the Garbha griha. A Sri yantra is present in front of the Garbha griha. Bhramaramba Bhramari means the Mother of bees. Once upon a time, a demon named Arunaasura zhakti the whole world. Chanting Gayatri mantra, he performed Tapasya for a very long time, and pleased Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma granted his wish. The demon wondered and asked Brihaspathi the reason for his vist.

Brihaspathi told him that, as both of them worship the same peethqs, the Gayatri, there is no wonder if he meets him. The town sgakti situated on the banks of Panchganga River. Kolhapur is well-known for its ancient temples and rich Hindu heritage and culture. Mahalakshmi temple complex of Kolhapur also enshrines Mahakali, Maha Saraswati, along with Mahalakshmi.

The legend says that demon Kolhasura was destroyed by Goddess Mahalakshmi here. This place is famous for Renukadevi temple and most of the people are not knowing about Ekaveerika mata temple and quote Renukadevi temple as shaktipeetha. It is in Yavatmal district in Maharashtra.

Kinwat is 50 and Nanded is km from the temple. Nagpur is km by road from Mahur. It is said that Ekaveerika Devi is the elder sister of Renukadevi. The temple is years old. Here pan patta and supari offer as prasad after grinding it as a paste. Other sshakti which we can see here are Parashuram Temple, Jamadgni temple and Anasuya temple.

Ekaveerika Devi temple is 8 km from Yavatmal and M from the main road. We could not find and poojari in the temple.

Opposite to the temple there is one Gomata samadhi. The story about this samadhi no body could tell us. The main deity is called as Mahakaleswara which is one of the Jyotirlingas. Ujjain is 50Km 2hrs from Indore.