Showing posts with label Maa Durga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maa Durga. Show all posts

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Why did Mata Parvati curse Samudradeva to be salty?


Why did Mata Parvati curse Samudradeva to be salty?



When the seas were built by the sons of Maharaja Prithu, the seven seas were liquids like fresh water and milk.  Everyone must have heard at some time that Lord Vishnu sits on the bed of Sheshnag in Kshirsagar.

Yes, Kshira means milk, you must have thought that whether it is written wrongly in the Purana.  If this idea has also come to your mind, then we want to tell that what is written in the Purana is true.  Mythological time, the sea, which is also called Kshirsagar, was filled with milk instead of salt water.

Kamdhenu, Mata Lakshmi, Apsaras and Amrit Kalash were obtained from the churning of the same Kshirsagar, but this is not the reason behind the saline sea water.  It is about the time when the goddess Uma, the daughter of the Himalayas, started austerities to get Lord Shiva in her husband's form. Due to this difficult austerity, Earth, Hades and Dev Lok started to tremble with all the gods, because of this problem, all the gods discussed among themselves. Meanwhile, the Samudradev( god of seas) started giving many taunts and even started speaking worse things  about Lord Shiva.   Seeing the beauty of the goddess Uma, Samudradeva was fascinated by her and he did so by being subjected to own feelings.

Not only this, when Lord Shiva and other gods forgave him for this activity, his courage increased.  Samudra Dev directly approached Goddess Uma and proposed to marry her in front of him, but Goddess Uma turned down his request, saying that she has accepted Lord Shiva as her husband in her heart, so she can not marry anyone else. According to Hindu religion, if a woman accepts a man as her husband, then thinking about another man is also a heinous crime.

Hearing this, there was no limit to the anger of the Samudradeva and he was full of annger & proudly and said a very worse thing about Lord Shiva.  By marrying that Aghori, you will have to live in the midst of ghost vampires on Kailash. There is still time to change your decision and marry me and live with me like a queen in my palace.  My seas are full of milk and sweet water, so I am entitled to be your husband.  Hurt by these harsh words, Goddess Uma cursed him that the sweet water and milk you are proud of will become salty.  And since then the sea water has become salty.



Friday, October 30, 2020

Lord Ayyappa is unique son of the father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.


Lord Ayyappa is unique son of the father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.



Our tradition is story-oriented.  Many stories for the same event will be found in the Puranas.  Then there is a difference in the stories in the north-south as well.  We north Indians do not know much about Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala.  According to the legend Lord Ayyappa is believed to be son of father Lord Shiva and mother Lord Vishnu.

If we look at the mythology of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, both the gods created many leelas for human welfare.  Lord Vishnu, along with his twenty four avatars, has presented many example for the betterment of human beings.  Lord Shiva, with his meditation, anger and sacrifice, has given us a message to do Satkarma(good deeds) in every form.

But now let's consider who are the children of Shiva and Vishnu?  There are many avatars of Lord Vishnu and he was accompanied by many families and children.  Mahadev  is considered to be the only one family, in which he has two children as Ganesh and Karthikeya.  But this is not the whole truth.  There is also the third child of Shiva, it is worshiped as Lord Ayyappa.

The mystery lies in that Lord Vishnu gave birth to the third child of Shiva.

That is, the child of two men!

 So let's know this secret related to the birth of Lord Ayyappa!

Lord Vishnu took Mohini avatar for distribute necter in gods.

In Kalyug it is common for two men to have a relationship.  With the help of science, men have started giving birth to children, but in mythological history, it is surprising to have children of two male deities.  Before you reach a decision and make any unwanted perception, first understand this mystery!

If you have read or heard the mythology, then you will definitely remember about the Samudramanthana( sea churning) between the gods and the asuras.  In the Samudra Manthan, one name is mentioned repeatedly, which has been called Mohini.  In fact, when Amrit(necter) came out of the sea during the churning of the sea, a dispute arose between the gods and the demons about its sharing.

Then Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini avatar and took the urn of nectar.

 Mohini was so beautiful that the focus of the demons was more on the appearance of beauty of Mohini than a pot of nectar.  During this time, deceit happened and Mohini gave to the gods to drink nectar while the demons  getting only simple water.

 But Mohini's character is not limited only to the story of Samudramanthan but there is another story ahead of it.

Mahishasura's sister Mahishi received a boon from Lord Brahma.


Actually, a demon named Mahishasura was inhabiting the earth.  Who had crossed all the limits of his ego and tyranny.  Troubled by the atrocities of Mahishasura, the gods prayed to Mother Durga for help.  After this, Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura.

 But violence and arrogance did not end with Mahishasura.

Mahishasura's sister Mahishi was deeply saddened by her brother's death.  She was angry with the gods and that is why she started doing intense penance to make herself powerful.  She worshiped Lord Brahma.  Lord Brahma was pleased with this worship done continuously for many years.  Then Mahishi asked to a boon from Lord Brahma for herself immortality.

Lord Brahma said that it is against the laws of creation.  The one who is born is sure to die.  She can decide the condition of her death, but cannot postpone it.  Mahishi found the middle way.

 She asked for a boon that I want my slaughter to be done by the son of Shiva and Vishnu.

Lord Brahma accepted her request and gave him a boon.  Mahishi felt that this is never possible.  Since the union of two gods and then children cannot be born.  Due to this arrogance, she created chaos from the earth to the heavens.  Once again, the gods were trap in trouble.

Mohini gave birth to Shiva's son.

This time again all the gods reached the shelter of Lord Shiva.  They said that there is no solution in the boon that Lord Brahma has given to Mahishi.  The offspring cannot be born with the union of two men.  This is why none of us can kill him.  In a way, she has become immortal.

 After this, the gods reached Lord Vishnu and requested him to solve this problem.  Although they were realizing that there could be no solution of this boon.

 But something else was written in future. 

Lord Vishnu sent his avatar Mohini to Kailash.  Lord Shiva recognized him after seeing Mohini.  Mohini proposed love to Shiva.  Since Shiva was a yogi and Kama lust never got involved in his weaknesses, he declined her offer to meet Mohini.  But Lord Shiva kept the honor of Mohini's love.

Shiva gave his semen to Mohini, which is called Parda(mercury).  Shiva and Mohini got together without making a relationship like this.  Since Mohini was an incarnation of Vishnu, it is also called the union of Shiva and Vishnu. Due the influence of Parda ,Mohini had pregnant and she gave birth to a son.

In the Puranas, this son was known as 'Harihar' or 'Manikanta'.  Lord Ayyappa, who is worshiped in South India,he is the 'Harihar'.  Ayyappa is the child of Shiva and Vishnu, so he possessed the powers of both the gods.  Later, he killed Mahishi and freed the gods from her atrocities.

Lord Ayyappa is also known by the name 'Hariharan'. Hari means Lord Vishnu and Harn means Shiva. The sons of Hari and Harn i.e. Hariharan. They are also called Manikandan.  Here Mani(gem) means gold bell and Kandan means neck. That is, the God who holds the gem in the neck.  He is called by this name because his parents Shiva and Mohini tied a gold bell around his neck.

According to the mythology, after the birth of  Ayyappa, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu who became Mohini , they tied a golden necklace around his neck and placed him on the banks of the Pampa River.  Then Rajasekhara, the king of Pandalam, adopted Ayyappa and raised him like a son.  King Rajasekhar was childless.  Presently, Pandalam is a city in the state of Kerala.

Shortly after Ayyappa started living in the king's palace, the queen also gave birth to a son.  The queen's behavior changed for adopted son Ayyappa after having a son.  Raja Rajasekhar understood his queen's mistreatment against Ayyappa.  For this he apologized to Ayyappa.

The queen feared that the king loved his adopted son very much, it may possible that he give his throne to him.  In such a situation, the queen pretended to be sick and sent information to Ayyappa that she could be cured by drinking the tigress's milk.  Her plan was to get Ayyappa killed by a demonic Mahishi living in the forest.  Ayyappa went to the forest to take the tigress's milk for his mother.  When the Mahishi tried to kill him but there Ayyappa killed Mahishi and bring the tigress's milk,  but he also  brought the tigress for the mother while riding the tigress.

When Ayyappa came out of the forest riding the tigress, all the people of the state were surprised to see him alive and riding the tigress.  All cheered Ayyappa.  Then the king understood that his son is not an ordinary man.  At this he apologizes to Ayyappa for the queen's bad behavior.  Seeing his father upset, Ayyappa decided to leave the kingdom and went to heaven, asking the father to build a temple in Sabari (hills).  His purpose behind building the temple was to leave own memories on earth at the father's request.

According to the wishes of the son, Raja Rajasekhar built the temple in Sabari.  After the construction of the temple, Lord Parashuram built the idol of Ayyappa and installed it in the temple on the holy festival of Makar Sankranti.  In this way the temple of Lord Ayyappa was built and since then this form of God is being worshiped and the temple is the center of the faith of the devotees.

Near the temple, a flame appears in the dark night of Makar Sankranti.  Crores of devotees from all over the world come every year to see this flame.  It is said that whenever this flame is seen, noise is heard along with it.  Devotees believe that this is a divine flame and God ignite it himself.  It has been named Makar Jyoti.

This legend is quite popular in South India, while there is no mention of Lord Ayyappa in North and East India.  There is a Sabarimala temple in the state of Kerala in South India.  It is believed that Ayyappa resides here.  Apart from this, temples of Lord Ayyappa are found in almost every street in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka.

Since the birth of Lord Ayyappa, it is clear that in Hindu mythology, the story of meeting of two gods is described.

 So don't be surprised the next time you hear the name of Lord Ayyappa from the mouth of a South Indian!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Story of Shumbha and Nishumbha slaughter.


Story of Shumbha and Nishumbha slaughter.

After Mahishasura, there were two more demons, who took the Indrapuri by conquering in the war and taking possession of the heaven by taking away the Indra, Surya, Agni etc.  Once again the gods had to be humiliated by the demons.  Then the gods remembered Mateshwari and remembered  that Mateshwari had given us a boon that whenever my devotees face troubles , I would protect them.  Like Mahishasura, I will slay the newly risen demons.


Meditating on this assurance of Shri Durga ji, they all  gods went to the Himalayas to praise Maa Durga and started praising her. In this way, when all the gods were invoking Maa Shakti together, Goddess Parvati came from there. That very beautiful maa Parvati asked the gods - 'Whom are you calling, in whose praise are you engrossed?'  'O Bhagwati, Shumbha-Nishumbha has insulted us, suffering from their atrocities, we are remembering Shri Durga ji for help here.  On hearing this reply of the Gods, Parvati ji disappeared from there.

One day two powerful messengers of Shumbha and Nishumbh named Chand and Mund came on the Himalayas.  There they saw Maa Ambe absorbed in devotion in a very beautiful form.  They had never seen such a beautiful woman before, such a beautiful form that the entire Himalayas were being illuminated.  Chand and Mund immediately described this unique beauty to their lord Shumbha and Nishumbh in this way. She has a moon-like face to relieve all grief.  The eyelids steal the beauty of the snake.  Eyes are more beautiful than lotus, eyebrows are like bows, eyelashes are like arrows. Waistline like a lion, speed like elephant , will defeat Rati's beauty.  There is a sword in the hand which is as bright as the sun, wearing a beautiful form. Look  seem like Shiva's ardhangini .
"Hearing such praise of Maa Ambe, Shumbha sent the messengers with a proposal of marriage to the goddess. When the messengers went and spoke to the goddess, the goddess replied," O fool, go away and tell the monster that ,who will defeat me in the war. " Then I would consider that as a groom.

Slaughter of Dhumranayan,Chand and Mund.

When the messenger came to the assembly of Shumbh and Nishumbh, when he said this to the goddess's reply , the monster named Dhumarnayan got up from the middle of the meeting and said with great pride - I can bring her by convincing only , if she does not agree, I will bring her by dragging with grab her hairs.
Hearing this statement of Dhumranayan, Shumbha sent him with a large army to bring the goddess.  In this army, there were also two big trusted demons Chand and Munda of King Shumbha. On the other hand, a large demonic army with Chand-Munda.
 Seeing the they coming, the goddess got very angry and due to this anger Jagadamba's face turned black and immediately there appeared Kali Devi in ​​a formidable form.  Killing great demons, Mahakali, with her Khadaga (sword), separated Dhumranayan's head in one stroke and Mahabali Dhumnayan slept in the battlefield forever. When Dhumranayan was killed, Mund got angry and he proceeded to attack Kali.  After a terrible battle with Mund, Goddess separated the head of Mund from the his body. Now the goddess attacked with her spear so that it did not take even a moment to separate Chand's head from his torso.


Slaughter of Raktabeeja.


On the death of their great demons, Shumbha- Nishumbha sent a specific demon, Raktabija, to fight.  It was a boon to the Raktabija that the more blood drops that fall from his body, the more Raktabeeja will be born.  It was also base for Raktabeeja to be proud of it.  He would gladly go to any battlefield and today he went out to fight Devi with the same joy.
 Seeing the goddess in front of him, he starting laughing loudly,  then Mata showered arrows so much that the entire army were confused as to whether it was actually rain or a shower of arrows.  This sequence of attack on each other continued for a long time.  Till now, Maa Durga attacked on Raktabeeja was bleeding from his body.  As many drops of that blood fell on the ground, more Raktabeeja were born.  Countless Raktabeejas like this surrounded Durga and her lion, but Chandi and Lion together killed a group of all those demons in the war.
In this way, when many Raktabeeja were born again and again from the blood , then Chandi said to Maa Kali that " I attack on this great mighty monster, then you do not let his blood fall to the ground.  Then  maa Kali took a khappar in her hand as a rage, and drank all the drops of blood falling from the Raktabeeja.  When the mother hit Raktabeeja with the trident for the last time, Maa Kaali drank all his blood.  In this way,  maa Shakti destroyed him.

Slaughter of Nishumbha.


The some weakend demons who survived went to their lord Shumbha-Nishumbha and told the news of the death of Raktabeeja, hearing this, Nishumbha while holding a sword in his hand, he said - was the Raktabeeja also killed by Chandi, like a lion of a forest kills small animals.
Filled with anger, Shumbh-Nishumbh start roaring such a that ten directions were echoed.  According to the strategy, the flag hoisting the flag by decorating its armies in many ways,  Nishumbha walked such like as a mountain had moved.  Dust started flying everywhere. On the other hand, the arrival of a new monster was also heard in the ears of ChandiChandi also descended from the mountain and shouted at the enemy and made a great noise.  On seeing the goddess, Nishumbh raised a very large bow and generate amazing sound by his bow's thread as if the clouds were thundering.
Such Seeing the terrible monster, the goddess absorbed all her powers into herself.  There was a fierce struggle between Goddess and Nishumbha.  The heads of the enemies were falling as if the mulberry falls by moving the mulberry tree.  In full rage, when Chandi shot an arrow at Nishumbh, his head also fell in two pieces and darkness fell in the battlefield.

Slaughter of Shumbha.


When the head of Nishumbh fell in the ground in this way, a monster ran away from battle ground and went to Shumbha and informed him that his brother was killed.
Shumbha got full of angry after the death of his beloved brother.  Without spending a single moment ran to take revenge on Mateshwari.  Speaking to Mateshwari in pride, you have killed such a large army and my brother with the help of other powers including Kali, now see I will take revenge on you alone.


Mateshwari said - 'There is no other power with me.  When the time comes, my power takes different forms and comes out of my body and then enters me. Seeing this, I stand alone to fight you.  Get ready!  In the war, Shumbha also died and after then all the gods together praise Mateshwari's glory.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Durga puja symbol of women's honor


Durga puja symbol of women's honor

It is surprising to bring soil from an 'unholy' place like a brothel in a sacred work like Durga Puja.  This is the place around which passing through is not considered good, then why on Durga Puja?
Nobody looks as excited as the women of Bengali society in Navratri.  The mind becomes happy to see their being composed, the glow and energy of their face.  However, thats why , Durga Puja is the biggest festival of Bengali Hindus.  I also like this festival of Maa Durga because some things related to this festival are related to female honor.

Prostitute: The idol of Durga Maa is incomplete without their respect.

According to traditional beliefs, some things are considered very important for making the idol of Goddess - cow urine, cow dung, wood, jute structures, sindoor, paddy shells, soil of holy rivers, special flora and prohibited pali raz.  (Prohibited Pali, ie forbidden area and Raz i.e. soil.) This means that along with other things, the soil of that place is also necessary who is prohibited .  That means brothel.  If this soil is not used to make an idol of Durga Maa, then the idol of the mother is considered incomplete and the Pran-pratistha of Durga Maa is not complete .  Therefore during Durga Puja, the soil of the brothel is used to make the idol of Durga. But it is surprising to bring soil from an 'unholy' place like a brothel in a sacred work like Durga Puja.  This is a place around which it is not considered good to pass through, the women who trade the body are seen with hatred.  Then why so on Durga Puja.  So the answer is found only in popular mythology.
The mud of the brothel is used to make the idol of Maa Durga.
- It is said that these soil are the desires of the society that accumulate in the brothel.  It is offered to Durga so that those who have committed mistakes can get freedom from sins.
- According to a legend, a prostitute was a great devotee of Durga Maa.  But being a prostitute, society used to despise her.  Then the mother gave her a boon to save her devotee from reproach that only the idol of Goddess would be made from the clay given by her hand and the idols would not be complete without the use of this clay.  According to scholars, it has been confirmed in texts like Sharda Tilakam, Mahamantra Maharnava, Mantramahoddhi etc.
- There is also a belief that when a person goes inside a brothel, he leaves all his purity outside the brothel door and hence the soil outside the door becomes sacred.
Everyone understands these beliefs in their own way.  But in what I understood, I saw only the honor of the woman in this ritual.  On one hand, this society worships the goddess, calling it a superpower, but the same society does not respect a prostitute just because she does body trade. Somewhere through this ritual, this message is also given to the patriarchal society that the women of the sex trade did not choose on their own, they had to choose this profession due to the desires of men.  So why their disdain for this. These women are also someone's mother and sister.  They are not worthy of scorn.  She is also an equal eligible for respect like the rest of women.  Through this rituals, once a year, pundits also have to stretch their hands in front of the  prostitutes.  What can be a better example of women's respect and women's empowerment.

Mother Durga is the form of power
 Durga: Daughter of every household

On the sixth day of Navratri, i.e. Shashthi, the idol of Maa Durga is installed in the pandal.  And in the evening the cover is removed from her mouth.  It is said that Durga maa comes to her maternal home for 10 days with Ganesh, Karthikeya, Lakshmi and Saraswati.  Goddess is worshiped in every pandal and happiness is celebrated. Dancing, singing, prostrate everything . That is, the daughter comes to her maternal home, then there is happiness in the family.  These 4 days are considered very important.  And on the morning of Dashami, women come to the pandal to put sindoor on the idol of Goddess Durga and play Holi of Sindoor there.  It is called 'Sindoor Khela'.  And after this, the idol of the Goddess is bid farewell, immersed in them. On this day, every woman bids farewell to mother Durga like a daughter.  It is to be noted here that Durga, who is the mother of the whole world, departs like a daughter on this day.  And the tradition is to leave them laughing happily, no one cries because the mother has to come again next year.  That is, every woman has a love and respect for her mother Durga like a daughter.
Here it has also been tried to say that every daughter in the world deserves respect in the same way as own daughter is given respect.  In the society, both daughter and daughter-in-law have their own different importance.  But if both are compared, daughters get more love and respect.  Through this festival, the message is sent to the society that every woman should be treated like a daughter.
In our culture, women have been considered venerable.  But today this honor is seen only in customs and festivals.  People are proud to see Durga Maa's 10 hands and Mamatamayi's face, but they do not see that the woman who is in their house is also the form of Goddess.  She is also tied in different relationship and does hundreds of works inside the house and outside.  But no one can see her 10 hands.  The reverence on Durga Puja with is also important  understanding its moral values.

You all understand the spirit of this article… bring purity in your mind.  So that women can get respect in this country.



Thursday, September 24, 2020

Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


Maa Sati and story of Shaktipeethas.


In Hinduism, the divinity and power of a woman is considered the most creative force in the universe.  Hindus across the world celebrate the power of the Goddess through many festivals such as Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Navratri.  Shaktipeeth came into existence due to the power of Goddess.  Shaktipeeths are very important in Indian spiritual history.  In Navratri, nine forms of Maa Bhavani are worshiped and praising is performed.  By the way, mother's power is present in every particle.  The control of nature is established on the whole world by power and power is worshiped.
Mother Durga has been given a very important place in Hinduism.  Also Durga is an extremely powerful goddess in mythology.  The Puranas have a very special significance in Hinduism.  Maa Durga removes all the troubles and destroys evil forces.  No devotee goes empty-handed from the court of the mother. The mother fulfills all their wishes, who worships the mother with true heart and full devotion.  Describing the power of Mother Durga and her kindness is impossible .  Mother's Shakti Peethas are described very well in the Puranas. Mother's Navratri is the main festival of Hinduism, which all devotees eagerly waiting and worship Maa Durga in the Navratri. Navratri is going to come in India and with this, mother's cheers will resonate everywhere. The nine different forms of mother are worshiped in the Navratras of Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri.  This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. In such a situation, there is a very grand view on the Shaktipeeth of the mother Durga and all of the devotees of the mother are gather in Shaktipeeth.  The glory of all these Shaktipeeths in the Puranas is immense and these Shaktipeeths are spread all over the Indian subcontinent.  This Shaktipeeth remains where the Goddess Sati's body part, clothes and jewelry fell.
Different things have been said in the texts about the location and number of Shaktipeeths.  The Kalika Purana mentions the number of Shaktipeeths as 26.  The number of Shakti Peethas are 51 according to the Shivacharitra.  According to Tantra Chudamani, Markandeya Purana, Shakti Peetha is 51.  108 Shakti Peethas are mentioned in Devi Bhagwat and 72 in Devi Gita. India is a Hindu-dominated country.  There are lakhs of pilgrimage and religious places in India.  Many of these pilgrimage and religious places have been considered more important in Hinduism.  Among them, 51 Shaktipeeth Temple is also included.  Which is considered very important in Hinduism.  Which is in different places in India.

So in this article, we will give you information about the 51 most famous Shaktipeeths in the subcontinent of India.  So let's travel to the main Shaktipeeths of India, but before that we will know the story of Shaktipeeth.

in the context of these 51 Shaktipeeths located in India and abroad is that as the daughter of King Prajapati Daksha, Mother Jagadambika was born as Sati and married Lord Shiva. Once a group of sages were performing a yajna. All the deities were invited in the yajna. When King Daksha came, all the people stood up but Lord Shiva could not stand. Lord Shiva was Daksha's son-in-law. Seeing this, King Daksha became very angry. Daksha always looked at his son-in-law Shiva with disdain.
King Dasaksha considered it his insult and spoke many harsh words to Shiva. But Shiva did not say anything but Nandi did not see this insult to Shiva. There was a lot of debate… I have published this story on this blog before… You can read it in The curse series. Sati's father Raja Prajapati Daksha performed a yajna called 'Brihaspati Sarva / Brhashani' at Kankhal (Haridwar). Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and other gods and goddesses were invited to that yagya, but deliberately did not send an invitation to Lord Shiva, (the husband of his daughter and Sati), to join this yagna. Due to which Lord Shiva did not join this yagna. When Sati comes to know from Naradaji that her father is going to perform the yagna but she is not invited.  She got angry after knowing this.  Naradaji advises her that  there is no needed to see the invitation to go to the father. When Sati started going to her father's house, Lord Shiva refused. Without invited by the father and also stopped her by Shankarji but Sati stubbornly go to join yajna .
At the place of yajna, Sati asked her father Daksha the reason for not inviting Shankar ji and expressed fierce opposition to her father.  On this, Daksha started talking abusive things about Lord Shankar in front of Sati. Sati, suffering from this humiliation, could not tolerate all this and jumped into the sacrificial fire and gave up her life.  When Lord Shankar came to know of this accident, his third eye opened with anger.  There was a chaos like a holocaust everywhere.
On the orders of Lord Shankar, Veerabhadra beheaded Daksha and also punished the other gods for hearing Shiva's condemnation and all the gods and sages, fearing the fierce anger of Shiva's ganas, fled the yajna's place. Then Lord Shiva took Sati's  dead body out from  the Yajnakund, kept on the shoulder and started touring the entire grief-stricken world.  Bhagwati Sati appeared to Shiva in space and told him that wherever the sections of her body split and fall, there will be established  of the Shaktipeethas.
Taking Sati's body, Shiva wandering on the earth and started dancing Tandava, due to which the state of holocaust started to occur.  Seeing the distraught of the three worlds including the earth and at the request of the gods, Lord Vishnu splitting Sati's body with the Sudarshan Chakra.
Where Shiva slammed leg into the dance posture, Vishnu cut off a part of the her body from his Chakra and dropped its pieces on the earth.  According to 'Tantra-Chudamani', where the pieces of the part of Sati, the clothes or the jewels fell, Shaktipeeth came into existence. In this way, Shaktipeeths of Mata were constructed in 51 places.  In the next birth, Sati was born as Parvati to the home of the Himwan king and regained Shiva after doing hard penance.

                                                            Description of Shaktipeeth  .                                                                     

01 . Kirit Katyayani Shaktipeeth - Kirit Shaktipeeth, situated on the Lalbagh Kot, on the banks of the Hooghly River in West Bengal, where Sati Mata's kirit i.e. Shirabhushan or crown was dropped.  Here's Shakti is Vimala or Bhuvaneshwari and Bhairava is Samvart.

02. Katyayani Shaktipeeth - Vrindavan, located in Bhuteshwar of Mathura, Katyayani Vrindavan Shaktipeeth where the hair of Sati fell. Here's Shakti is  in Devi Katyayani and Bhairav is Bhutesh.

03. Karveer Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, where the Trinetra of Mata fell. Here's Shakti is Mahishasuramardini and Bhairav is​​Krodhashish.  It is believed to be the personal residence of Mahalakshmi.

04. Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth - There are differences among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth. Some scholars believe that the original site of this Peeth is Ladakh, while some believe that it is in Sylhet of Assam where the south talpa(Temples or kanpatee) of Mother Sati fell. Here's  Shakti is Shri Sundari and Bhairav ​​ is Sundarananda.

05. Visalakshi Shaktipeeth - Shaktipeeth is located on the Mirghat of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, where the gem of the right ear of Mother Sati fell. Here's Shakti is Vishalakshi and Bhairav is ​​Kaal Bhairava.

06. Godavari Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is situated on the Godavari coast in Kabbur, Andhra Pradesh, where the mother's left cheek was dropped. Here  Shakti is Vishveshwari or Rukmani and Bhairav is ​​Dandapani.

07. Shuchindram Shaktipeeth - This Shuchi Shaktipeeth, located at the Trisagar Sangam site of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where the upper teeth of Sati fell, here Shakti is Narayani and Bhairav is ​​Sanhar or Sankur.

08.  Panch Sagar Shaktipeeth - No definite location of this Shaktipeeth is known, but the lower teeth of the mother fell here.  Here's Shakti is Varahi and Bhairav is ​​Maharudra.

09. Jwalamukhi Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth is located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, where the tongue of Sati fell. Here  Shakti is Siddhida and Bhairav ​​is Unmata.

10. Bhairav ​​Parvat Shaktipeeth - There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth.  Some consider the Bhairav ​​mountain near Girinar in Gujarat to be a real Shaktipeeth  and other on the banks of the Kshipra river near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, where the upper lips  of Mata fell. Here's is Avanti and Bhairav is ​​Lumbarkarna.

11. Atthas Shaktipeeth - Atthas Shaktipeeth is located in Labpur, West Bengal.  Where the Mata's lower lip was dropped. Here  Shakti is Phullara Devi and Bhairav is​​Vishvesh.

12. Jansthan Shaktipeeth - Located in Panchvati, Maharashtra , Nashik, Jansthan Shaktipeeth where mother's chin fell. Here Shakti is Bhramari and Bhairav  is ​​Vikritaksha.

13. Kashmir Shaktipeeth - Located in Amarnath, Jammu and Kashmir, this Shaktipeeth where the throat of the mother fell. Here  Shakti is Mahamaya and Bhairav is ​​Trisandhyeshwar.

14. Nandipur Shaktipeeth - Situated in Santhya, West Bengal, this Peetha, where the necklace of Devi's body fell.  Here Shakti Nandini and Bhairav ​​are Nandakeshwar.

15. Shri Shail Shaktipeeth - Shri Shail's Shaktipeeth near Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh, where the mother's cervix was dropped. Here Shakti is Mahalakshmi and Bhairav is ​​Sanvaranand or Ishwaranand.

16. Nalhari Shaktipeeth - Nalhari Shaktipeeth is in Bolpur, West Bengal, where the Udarnali (Intestine) of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Kalika and Bhairav is ​​Yogish.

17. Mithila Shaktipeeth - Its exact location is unknown. Mithila Shaktipeeth is considered at three places, that is, Janakpur in Nepal, Samastipur and Saharsa in Bihar, where the left wing of Mata fell. Here Shakti is Uma or Mahadevi and Bhairav  is ​​Mahodar.

18. Ratnavali Shaktipeeth - Its exact location is unknown, it is located somewhere in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Ratnavali Shaktipeeth where the south wing of Mata fell. Here Shakti is Kumari and Bhairav ​​ is Shiva.

19. Ambaji Shaktipeeth, Prabhas Peeth - On the first peak of Girnar mountain of Gujarat Junagarh, there is a huge huge temple of Goddess Ambaka, where the mother's belly was dropped. Here Shakti is Chandrabhaga and Bhairav is ​​Vakratund.  It is also believed that Sati's upper lips fell near Girinar mountain, where Shakti is Avanti and Bhairav ​​is Lambarkana.

20. Jalandhar Shaktipeeth - Mata's Jalandhra Shaktipeeth is located in Jalandhra, Punjab where mother's left breast was dropped. Here  Shakti is Tripurmalini and Bhairav ​​is Bheeshna.

21. Ramagari Shaktipeeth - There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding the position of this Shakti Peetha.  Some believe in Chitrakoot of Uttar Pradesh, some in Maihar in Madhya Pradesh, where the right breast of the mother fell.  The Shakti of this place is Shivani and Bhairav is ​​Chand.

22. Vaidyanath's Hadra Shaktipeeth - Vaidyanath Hadra Shaktipeeth is located in Giridih, Deoghar, Jharkhand, where Mother's heart fell. Here  Shakti is Jayadurga and Bhairav is ​​Vaidyanath.  According to a belief, Sati was cremated here too.

23. Vaktreshwar Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth of Mata is located in Sainthia, West Bengal where the mother's brain fell. Here  Shakti is Mahishasuramardini and Bhairav is ​​Vaktranath.

24. Kanyakashram Kanyakumari Shaktipeeth - Kanyakashram Shaktipeeth is situated at the confluence of the three seas of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, where the mother's back was dropped.  The Shakti here is Sharvani or Narayani and Bhairava is Nimishi or Sathanu.

25. Bahula Shaktipeeth - Bahula Shaktipeeth is located in Ketugram near Katwa Junction in West Bengal, where the left arm of Mata was dropped. Here  Shakti is Bahula and Bhairav ​​is Bhiruk.

26. Ujjayini Shaktipeeth - Ujjaini Shaktipeeth is situated on both the banks of the holy Kshipra of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.  Where Mother's elbow had fallen. Here Shakti is Mangal Chandika and Bhairav ​​ is Mangalya Kapilambar.

27. Manivedika Shaktipeeth - Located in Pushkar, Rajasthan, Manidevika Shaktipeeth, popularly known as Gayatri Mandir, was the place where the wrist of mother fell. Here Shakti is Gayatri and Bhairav is ​​Sharwanand.

28. Prayag Shaktipeeth - Located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.  Mother's hand fingers fell here.  However, differences over places are considered to have fallen here at Akshayavat, Meerapur and Alopi.  Shakti Peeth's Shakti is Lalita Devi and  Bhairav is Bhav.

29. Virjakshetra, Utkal Shaktipeeth - believed to be in Puri and Yajpur in Orissa where the mother's navel was dropped. Here Shakti is Vimala and Bhairav ​​is Jagannath Purushottam.

30. Kanchi Shaktipeeth - Kanchi Shaktipeeth is located in Kanchivaram, Tamil Nadu, where the skeleton of the mother was dropped. Here Shakti is Devagrabha and Bhairava is Ruru.

31. Kalamadhva Shaktipeeth - No definite location is known about this Shaktipeeth.  But, the left buttock of the mother was dropped here. Here Shakti is Kali and Bhairav ​​is Asitanga.

32. Shon Shaktipeeth - Narmada Temple of Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh is Shon Shaktipeeth.  Mata's south buttocks fell here.  Another belief is that the Tarachandi temple of Sasaram in Bihar is the Shona Tantastha Shaktipeeth.  It is believed that the right eye of Sati fell here. Here Shakti is Narmada or Shonakshi and Bhairav is ​​Bhadrasen.

33. Kamrup Kamakhya Shaktipeeth - Kamagiri of Asaam ,this Shaktipeeth is situated on the Kamagiri mountain of Guwahati, where the mother's vagina was dropped.   Here Shakti is Kamakhya and Bhairav ​​ is Umanath.

34. Jayanti Shaktipeeth - Jayanti Shaktipeeth is situated on the Jaintia hill of Meghalaya, where the left thigh of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Jayanti and Bhairav is ​​Kramadishwar.

35. Magadha Shaktipeeth - Patneshwari Devi, located in Patna, capital of Bihar, is considered to be the Shaktipeeth where the right thigh of the mother fell. Here Shakti is Sarvanandakari and Bhairav is​​Vyomkesh.

36. Tristota Shaktipeeth - Tristota Shaktipeeth is located on the river Teesta in Shalwadi village of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, where the left foot of the mother was dropped.   Here Shakti is Bhramari and Bhairav is​​ Ishwar.

37. Tripuri Sundari Shaktitripuri Peeth - Located in Radha Kishore village of Tripura, Tripure Sundari Shaktipeeth, where the south foot of the mother fell.  Here  Shakti is Triapur Sundari and Bhairav is ​​Tripuresh.

38. Vibhash Shaktipeeth - Vibhash Shaktipeeth is located in Tamraluk village of Midnapore, West Bengal, where the left ankle of Mata was dropped. Here Shakti is Kapalini, Bhimarupa and Bhairav is ​​Sarvanand.

39. Devikup Peeth Kurukshetra (Shaktipeeth) - Kurukshetra Shaktipeeth, located near Dwaipayan Sarovar near Kurukshetra Junction in Haryana, known as Sridevikup (Bhadrakali Peeth. Here the right ankle of the mother was dropped. Here Shakti is the Savitri and Bhairav ​​is Sthanu.

40. Yugadya Shaktipeeth (Kshiragram Shaktipeeth) - Yugadya Shaktipeeth is located in Kshiragram in Bardaman district of West Bengal, where the thumb of the right leg of Sati fell. Here Shakti is Yugadya and Bhairav is Kshirkantak.

41. Ambika Shaktipeeth of Virat - Virat Shaktipeeth is located in Vairatagram, Jaipur, Pink City of Rajasthan, where Sati's 'right toe fingers' fell. Here Shakti is Ambika and Bhairav is ​​Amrit.

42. Kali Shaktipeeth - This Shaktipeeth, popularly known as Kalimandir, in Kalighat, West Bengal, Kolkata, where 4 other fingers fell, leaving the thumb of the right foot of the mother . Here Shakti is Kalika and Bhairav ​​is Nakulesh.

43. Manas Shaktipeeth - Located on the Mansarovar coast of Tibet, Manas Shaktipeeth, where the right palm of the mother fell. Here  Shakti is Dakshayani and Bhairava is Amar.

44. Lanka Shaktipeeth - Lanka Shaktipeeth is located in Sri Lanka, where Nupur of Mata fell. Here shakti is Indrakshi and Bhairav ​​is Rakshaseshwar.  However, that place is not known at which place of Sri Lanka body part was fell.

45. Gandaki Shaktipeeth - Gandaki Shaktipeeth is located at the origin of the Gandaki River in Nepal, where the right cheek of Sati fell.  Here Shakti is 'Gandaki' and Bhairav ​​is 'Chakrapani'.

46. Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth - Situated near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal is the Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth, where both Janu (knees) of Mother Sati fell. Here  Shakti is 'Mahamaya' and Bhairava is 'Kapala'.

47. Hinglaj Shaktipeeth - Mata Hinglaj Shaktipeeth, located in the province of Bluechistan, Pakistan, where Brahmarandhra of Mata was dropped. Here shakti is Bhairavi Devi and Bhairav is Bheemlochan.

48. Sugandha Shaktipeeth - Located on the banks of the Sugandha river in Khulna, Bangladesh, Shaktipeeth of Ugratara Devi, where the mother's nose was dropped.  The goddess here is Sunanda and Bhairav ​​is Trimbak.

49. Karatoyaghat Shaktipeeth - Bangladesh Karatoyaghat Shaktipeeth is situated on the banks of river Karatoya in Begada, Bhawanipur, where the left sole of Mata was dropped.  Here Goddess Aparna and Shiva Vamana reside in Bhairava.

50. Chattal Shaktipeeth - Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Bhawani Shaktipeeth of Chattal, where the right arm of the mother, that is, the arm was dropped. Here Shakti is Bhavani and Bherav is Chandrashekhar.

51. Yashoreswari Shaktipeeth - Located in Jasore Khulna, Bangladesh, the famous Yashoreshwari Shaktipeeth of Mata, where the left palm of Mata fell.  Here  Shakti is Yashoreswari and Bhairav ​​is Chandra .

- "Shakti" means Goddess Durga, who is also worshiped as Dakshayani or Parvati.
 - "Bhairava" means the incarnation of Shiva, who is the protector of the Goddess.
 (Shakti means the form of the mother who is worshiped and Bhairava means that incarnation of Shiva who is protector of this form of mother).
- "Body's parts or ornament", that is, any part or ornament of the body of Sati, which fell on different places of the earth when cut by Sudarshan Chakra by Shri Vishnu, today that place is revered and called Shaktipeeth.


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