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Temples Based On Goddess Sati's Body Parts

Temples Based On Goddess Sati's Body Parts

In Hindu mythology, after the goddess Sati sacrificed herself, her husband Lord Shiva was grief-stricken and wandered the universe carrying her body. It is said that it was Lord Vishnu's disc that cut the goddess's body into 52 parts, which fell to the Earth and are now sacred sites that people visit to pay their respects to the goddess. This is a widely accepted explanation for the origin of the Shakti Peethas.

Sharada Peetham

Source: TNS World

Location: Sharda, Azad Kashmir
Goddess: Sharada
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Lips

Varanasi Peetham, Vishalakshi Temple

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Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Goddess: Vishalakshi
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Earrings/Third Eye/Throat/Face (Disputed)

Gaya Peetham, Manila Gauri Temple


Location: Gaya, Bihar
Goddess: Sarvamangala
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Breasts

Jwalamukhi Peetham, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple

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Location: Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh
Shakti/Goddess: Jwalamukhi
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Head

Prayaga Peetham, Alopi Devi Temple

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Location: Alopibagh, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Goddess: Madhaveswari devi
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Fingers

Kamarupa Peetham, Kamakhya Temple

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Location: Guwahati, Assam
Shakti/Goddess: Kamarupa
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Vulva

Draksharama Peetham, Kumararama Bhimeswara Temple

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Location: Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh
Shakti/Goddess: Manikyamba devi
Body Part/Ornament That Descended: Navel