Everyone knows about the famous Shakti Peetha in India, where Lord Shiva’s wife, Sati’s body parts fell after she immolated her mortal body. But they didn’t fall only in India; several other Shakti Peetha are also located in other countries. So let us know about them too!
1. Hinglaj Shakti Peeth – Pakistan
Brahmarandhra of Sati fell in lyari Tahasil in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, which is 125 km away from the northeast of Karachi, Pakistan. This temple is located in a small natural Cave, where she is worshiped in a small round piece of stone smeared with sindoor (vermilion).
2. Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth – Pakistan
Here the incarnation of Adhya Shakti, who killed the Dion Mahishasur, is worshiped. It’s located near the Parkai railway station, near Karachi, in Pakistan. As per Hindu mythology, the eyes of Goddess Sati fell here. The Goddess is worshiped as “Mahisha-Mardhini and Krodish” (symbolizing the angry figure of Lord Shiva) as Vairabh.
3. Sugandha Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
Shakti or Devi Sugandha, also considered as Ekjata, is situated in Shikarpur, which is 20 km north from district Barisal in Bangladesh. The nose of Sati had fallen, and here she is in the form of “Sunanda or Devi Tara or Ekjata and Tryambak” appears as airabh. This temple is famous for the festival in Shiv Ratri or Shiv Chaturdasi mela.
4. Guhyeshwari Shakti Peetha – Nepal
This temple of Adhya Shakti is located near Pashupatinath Mandir in Kathmandu, Nepal. Guhyeshwari lies about 1 km east of Pashupatinath temple. Here, the knees of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Mahashira, and Kapali appears as Vairabh. This temple lies on the bank of Bagmati River, near Pashupatinath temple; entry is banned to all except Hindus.
5. Dakshayani Shakti Peeth – Tibet (China)
This Shakti Peeth is in the form of a stone slab near Kailash Mountain, Mansarovar, in Tibet. Here, the right hand of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Dakshayani (who destroyed Daksha Yajna), and Amar appears as Vairabh.
6. Gandaki Chandi Shakti Peeth – Nepal
This Shakti Peeth is in Muktinath, in Nepal, near the bank of river Gandaki. Here, the right cheek of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Gandaki-Chandi, and Chakrapani appears as Vairabh. The importance of this holy place is also described in Vishnu Purana, and Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists and is highly considered for Mukti or salvation.
7. Bhawani Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
This Shakti Peeth is famous as Sitakunda Chandranath; this Peetha is on the top of Chandra-Nath Hills, Near Sitakunda Station, Chittagong, in Bangladesh. Here, the right arm of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Bhawani, and Chandrashekar appears as Vairabh.
8. Jayanti Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
The left thigh of Sati fell in Kalajore, Bourbhag village, Near Jaintia-pur, Sylhet District, in Bangladesh. She is worshiped in the form of Jayanti Shakti, and Kramadeeshwar &appears as Vairabh.
9. Sravani Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
This Shakti Peeth is in Kumari Kunda, Chittagong District, in Bangladesh. Here, the spine of Sati had fallen; she is in the form of Devi Sravani and Nimish as Vairabh.
10. Mahalakshmi Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
On Sri-Shail of Jaunpur Village, 3 km northeast of Sylhet town in Bangladesh, the neck of Sati had fallen. Here she is in the form of Goddess Maha-Lakshmi, and Shambaraanand appears as Vairabh.
11. Aparna Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
This Shakti Peeth is in Bhavani-Pur village of Sherpur, Bagura district in Bangladesh. Here, the Left Anklet of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Aparna, and Vaaman appears as Vairabh.
12. Yogeswari Shakti Peeth – Bangladesh
This Shakti Peeth is dedicated to Kali and is located in Iswaripur village, Jashore, Khulna Dist. in Bangladesh in the name of Jeshoreswari. Maharaja Pratapaditya found this Shakti Peetha and worshiped Kali in this place. Here, the feet and Hands of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Yogeshwari Shakti, and Chanda appears as Vairabh.