SHAKTHI PEETAMS

Ashta Dasa (18) Maha Shakthi Peetams along with other Powerful Shakthi Peetams will be installed on all the four elevations of our Rajagopuram

The Shakthi Pithas are places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Sati, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. Shakti, the goddess of power is the complete incarnation of Adi Shakti, has three chief manifestations, as Durga, goddess of strength and valour, as Mahakali, goddess of destruction of evil and as Goddess Gowri, the goddess of benevolence.

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