According to Legend, Peetams are the places where the body of Sati Devi, daughter of Daksha, fell to earth after she immolated herself by her power of yoga. The Shlokam below with pictures is of the 18 Maha shakti peethas, as compiled by Sri Adi Shankara and will be placed as a group on our Rajagopuram.
Sri Adi Shankara Ashta Dasa (18) Shakthi peeetams Shloka:
Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane
Goddess Shankari-devi in Sri lanka, Kamakshi in Kanchipuram,
Goddess Shrinkhala in Pradyumna and Chamunda in Mysore
Alampure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika, Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika
Goddess Jogulamba in Alampur, Goddess Brhamarabika in Sri Shailam, Goddess Maha Lakshmi in Kolhapur and Goddess Eka veera in Mahur
Ujjainyam Maha kali, Peethikayam Puruhutika, Odhyane Girija devi, Manikya Daksha vatike
Goddess Maha Kali in Ujjain Purhuthika in Peethika, Goddess Girija in Odhyana and goddess Manikya in Draksharamam,
Hari kshetre Kama rupi, Prayage Madhaveshwari Jwalayam Vishnavi devi, Gaya Mangalya gourika
Goddess Kama rupi in the temple of Vishnu, Goddess Madhevaswari in Allahabad, The flame giving Goddess in Jwala muki and Mangala Gouri in Gaya.
Varanasyam Vishalakshi, Kashmire tu Saraswati, Ashtadasha Shakti peethani, Yoginamapi durlabham
Goddess Visalakshi in Varanasi, Goddess Saraswathi in Kashmir,
Are the 18 houses of Shakthi, which are rare even to devas.
Sayamkale pathennityam, Sarva shatri vinashanamSarva roga haram divyam, Sarva sampatkaram shubham
Divine Mother is the interplay of sound and light which was experienced by Ancient seers (Rishis) as sound (mantras) and light forms as yantras that is given the form of energized linear, triangular, circular, pentagrams, hexagrams, octagrams etc constituiting various yantras. These various geometric patterns offer us an abstract form of worship and if deciphered and understood properly with Divine Mother’s grace and our own Bhakthi (Devotion), we will be able to understand them and receive Eternal Divine Grace to wake up the “Divinity in us”. In the Sri Chakra, descending triangles represent the overflowing Divine Grace and ascending triangles represent the urge of the soul to reach Her and merge with Her. Visiting and praying at Her Temple activates our Pranic flow towards self-realization. Worshipping Her through Sri Chakra at active energy centers like the Parasahkthi Temple channels energy of our soul or self towards Cosmic union with “Her”.