Adi Shakti Peetas

             "Shakti" refers to the Goddess worshipped at each location, all being manifestations of Dakshayani, Parvati or Durga;

"Body Part or Ornament" refers to the body part or piece of jewellery that fell to earth, at the location on which the respective temple is built.

The  great religious texts like the Shiva Purana, the Kalika Purana and the Asta  Shakti recognize four major Shakti Peethas (centers), like Bimala (Pada Khanda,  Inside Puri Jagannatha Temple), Tara Tarini (Stana Khanda, Breasts, Near  Berhampur, Orissa), Kamakshi (Yoni Khanda, Near Guwahati, Assam) and Dakhina  Kalika (Mukha Khanda, Kalighat, West Bengal) originated from the limbs of the  Corpse of Mata Sati. The Asta Shakti and Kalika Purana clearly say (in  SANSKRIT):

"Bimala Pada khandancha,
  Stana khandancha Tarini (Tara Tarini), 

  Kamakhya Yoni khandancha,
    Mukha khandancha Kalika (Dakhina Kalika)
    Anga pratyanga sanghena
    Vishnu Chakra Kshyta nacha…….. 
"

 

Location of the 4 Adi Shakti Peetas :

Sr. No.

Place

Body Part or Ornament

Shakti

1

Puri(inside Jagannath Temple complex) - Orissa

Pada

Bimala

2

Near Berhampur - Orissa

Sthana khanda

Tara Tarini

3

Guwahati - Assam

Yoni khanda

Kamakhya

4

Kolkata - West Bengal

Mukha khanda

Dakshina Kalika



Adi Sakthi Peetas
 
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