Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Shrikshetra Kuravpur Images, Photos, Wallpapers


SHRIKSHETRA KURAVPUR is in Karnataka State, Dist. Raichur. It is situated on the Banks of Krishna River, 25 Km from Raichur. It is an island surrounded by holy waters of rivers Krishna. SHRIKSHETRA KURAVPUR is also known as KURGUDDI. Kuruvapur is a famous place of lord Dattatreya. It is situated in the state of Karnataka In India.The first incarnation of Lord Dattatreya in kaliyuga is Sripada Vallabha. The birth place of Sripada vallabha is Pithapuram which is situated in Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He was taken his birth in the family of Appalaraju Sarma and Sumathi. He has performed penance at about 35 years for Gnana, Viragya siddhi at Kuravapur and closed his avathara On Ashweeja bahula dwadasi (Hastha star) in Krishna river of Kuravapur . The day is known as “GURUDWADASI”. But till today he is in sukshma rupa there and giving indirect darshan to the devotees who are having full faith on him. This place Is termed as Gurudweepa in Scanda purana.This holy land is donated by a Rajak devotee. Since it is donated to temple priest, it is called AGRAHAR Temple is built as per Hemad Pandit Style. Old Banyan Tree, Audumbar, Gaytri Suryodasana and Cave where his holyness Sripad Srivallabh has done Dhyna. Now the cave has been refurnished and Nirgun Paduka (Foot Print) are kept for Darshan. Nagarkhana has been built by SHRI TUKDOJI HOLKAR. PARAMPUJYA VASUVANANDA SARASWATI MAHARAJ came to this place in 1911 (Vaishakh Shukla 6.) Maharaj did his 21st Chaturmas during his stay. A scorpion bite him when he missed his daily stostra offering prayers to shripad Shrivallabh is also one of the attractions. Mandir Utsav and religious rites performed here are a legacy of Parampujya Vasusanand Sarawati Maharaj. Parampujya Shridhar Swami has also stayed here. In the recent times Dattasam ptradayees Parampugya Gulavani Maharaj, Rangavdhut Maharaj, Nana Maharaj Taranekar, Mama Deshpande have done the Tapasya at this holy place. Recent period Datt Bhakta Also completed the construction work in Puratan Vatvruksha & also Audumbaras. Construction work of Shivaling and caves narrow point, part rooms also constructed for “Sadhakas”.

Sripada Srivallabha Temple Pithapuram

The Lord Dattatreya's First Avatar is Sripada Sripada Srivallabha. He has born on 1326e at Pitapuram Villag,(Its Near Samrlakota, East Godawari Dist., A.P.) on the day of Vinayaka Chavithi in Chitta Nakshatram, Simha Lagna(Leo), Tula Raasi(Libra). He is the third child in his family, he has 2 elder brothers and 2 younger sisters. His Parents are Sri Ghandikota Appala Raju Sarma & Smt. Sumathi Maharani. His Grand Father is Bapana Charyulu(In his previous birth he is the father of Lord Sri Krishna)

His birth secrecy is, when Appalaraja Sarma family was celebrating the Pitru Karma (shraaddha). (People are celebrate yearly once this ceremony to pay homage to the departed soul) In the after noon Bhikshuk(saint) came for bhiksha to Sarma's house. Before feeding the invited Brahmins, Sumathi Maharani has fed this Bhikshuk considering him as Lord Dattatreya. Dattatreya became quite happy and offered her a boon. She asked for a great knowledged son. Dattatreya Blessed her. She had before two sons, one is blind and lame. Dattatreya blessed her and saying that she will have world famous son who will be guru to all. Both husband and wife became very happy to hear the blessings from Lord Dattatreya, after on the day of Vinayaka Chathurdhi she had Shripada. There is no difference between Sripada and Sri Datta. If worshipped Sripada one gets the same result which he gets by worshipping Guru Datta. Pithapuram is blessed by the existence of Sripada for 30 years and later Sri pada took Sanyasa Ashram and left for Kuruvapur. Pithapur is the Karma bhoomi and Kuruvapur is the Moksha bhoomi of Sripada. The tenure of Sripada Srivallabha is very small. But its prominence cannot be explained even by celestials and seven sages. He is support to all visible and invisible forces just like Datta Guru. Sripada Srivallabha ′s Incarnation Came to Dispel the Darkness of Ignorance. It Arrived to remove the limping progress of people in Physical and Spiritual Matters.

In that Place there are 3 Murthies, one is Sripada Srivallabha, second is Dattatreya and third is Nrusimha Saraswathi. Dattatreya's first avatar is Sripada Srivallabha in A.P, second avatar is Sri Nrusimha Saraswathi, fourth is Akkalkota Maharaj in Maharastra, third is Manikya Prabhu, and fifth is Shirdi Sai Ram.

Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple Pithapuram

Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple

The most famous temple at Pithapuram is that of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is known as Kukkuteshwara Swamy here. Once upon a time Gayasura a powerful a powerful demon was acquired puruhutikashakti which is one among the Asthadasapithas through is great devotion, with that might power he oftenly used to disturb the Yagas of Brahmanas. To over come this trouble the devatas with the help of Trimurthis conceived a plan to kill the Gayasura. According to the plan the devats decided to perform the Yaga on the chest of the Demon, they performed the Yagna with great devotion day and night. On the seventh day of the Yaga, Maheswara himself took the form of Kukkuta ( cook ) and voice, the Gayasura was disturbed from this sleep and immediately the Yaga disturbed. Then the angry Devatas gave a curse to the Demon as the yagna spoiled, his body would also be broken into pieces, the head fell in Gayakshetra, the chest in Jajipuram and the feet in front of Kukkuteswara Swamy temple. The demon Gayasura spread his entire body from Gaya to Pithapuram Kshetra, his feet stretched upto Pithapuram. It became a Padagaya Kshetra. Lord Vishnu punished him by stamping Gayasura with his feet into the Earth. As a result Lord Vishnu’s foot prints remained on earth. It became a Padagaya Kshetra.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotra

Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotra

Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane

Goddess Shankari 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 the house of Daksha,
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 gving 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 vinashanam
Sarva roga haram divyam, Sarva sampatkaram shubham

Chitrakoot Shakti Peeth

Chitrakoot Shakti Peeth

Ramagiri or Chitrakoot Shakthi Peeth is the temple where Sati’s Right Breast had fallen. Devi Sati is worshipped as Shivani or Sharada and Lord Shiva as Chand Bhairav or as Chand. Chitrakoot shakthi peeth is located in Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot town is home of several ancient temples mentioned in Hindu Scriptures. Chitrakoot area borders Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Chitrakoot temple is considered as a very sacred place. Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana are said to have spent their eleven and a half years in these forests out of their fourteen years of exile. Several sages, seers such as Atri, Sati Anusuya, Dattatreya, Maharishi Markandeya, Sarbhanga, Sutikshna have meditated here. Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswar also took their incarnations here.
It is also said when Lord Rama performed the Shradda ceremony of his father, all the gods and goddesses came to Chitrakuta to partake of the Shuddhi (i.e. a feast given to all the relatives and friends on the thirteenth day of the death in the family). The first known mention of Chitrakoot is in Valmiki Ramayana.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jallandhar Shakti Peeth

Jallandhar Shakti Peeth

One of Devi's breasts fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurmalini (Durga) and Shiva as Bhisan (Gruesome).
Jwalamukhi is the nearby Tirtha and train goes fromDelhi to Jullendhar. Holy place of Jwalamukhi is covered already as the 9th Spot above. The Devi Talab in Jallandhar a large masonary tank sacred to Hindus. There is also a very Famous Shiva Temple in Jallandhar, situated at Gur Mandi near Imam Nasir mausoleum dates back to the Lodhi Era. Believed to be built by the Nawab of Sultanpur Lodhi, the mandir is a blend of Muslim Hindu architecture. The main gate is built in the style of a mosque while the rest of the building is in Hindu style. There is a legend that when Jalandhar was Nawabs territory he had eyed a newly married Hindu girl who was a devotee of lord Shiva. Lord shiva in the form of a serpant saved her honour. Awed by the appearance of this serpent the Nawab apologised to the girl and built the temple on her bidding.

Prabhas Shakti Peeth

Prabhas Shakti Peeth

Devi's stomach fell here and the idols are Devi as Chandrabhaga (Throne of the moon) and Shiva as Vakratunda (the one with the bent staff). This is near Bombay (now Mumbai) where a launch goes to Bharoal (also Veroal) which is near Prabhas (also Provas). From Bombay to Veroal by Steamer. From Veroal to Provas. There is another way to Provas all thru by train. Very close to this place is the famous Somnath Temple, which is very ancient and is found in many a chapter of Indian History.

Ratnavali Shakti Peeth

Ratnavali Shakti Peeth

According to the Hindu legends, Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is among the 52 Shakti Peeth of Ma Sati. It is said that, dakshina skandha (right shoulder) of the Goddess fell here, when lord Vishnu in order to relieve Lord Shiva from grief of losing his wife Sati, used his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to incise maa Sati Body. Then, at the place of fall of Right Shoulder, this temple was constructed. Ratnavali Shakti Peeth is situated on the banks of Ratnakar River at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Here the idol of Maa Sati is called as ‘Kumari’ and the lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Bhairav’.It is locally known as Anandamayee Sakthi Peetha.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mithila Shakti Peeth

Mithila Shakti Peeth -

One of the 52 legendary Shakti Peethas is located at Mithila (near Janakpur station) Darbhanga on the border of Bihar, India- Nepal. According to the Hindu mythology, it is whispered that Devi Sati’s “Left Shoulder”fell here. The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Mahadevi or Uma” and Lord Shiva as “Mahodar” (a brave one). The holy place is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The place is known for the other histories present in the great holy epic Ramayana of Hindus. Since Janakpuri is known as the birth place of Sita Mata (Wife of lord Rama) and her father, the famous king of Janak used to rule this region. The people have a wrong conception of believing the Janki madir as the popular Shakti peeth. An ancient Shakti temple at this place is also known as Sona mai mandir. Mithilachal is also known as Durgasthan or the place for Devi Bhagavati.

Nalhatti Shakti Peeth

Nalhatti Shakti Peeth -

Nalateshwari Temple located in the Nalhati town of Birbhum district, is a nearby temple attraction to Tarapith. The town Nalhati is named after Nalateshwari temple, one of the 51 Sakti Peethas. It is only 16 km from Ram¬purhat. The town is sanctified by the river Brahmani and Maa Nalateshwari, the Holy Goddess. This temple is believed to be erected at a spot where the ‘Nala’, (Vocal chord with part of the tracheae), the throat of Goddess Sati (Sakti) had fallen .it is also believed that Debi’s ‘lalat’ (forehead) had fallen there. So she is called as ‘Nalateshwari’ .The temple is dedicated to the Kali form of Goddess Devi. It is located on a small & beautiful hillock. Rani Bhabani had built a small temple over the Peetha of Sri Parbati Mata, later on or about the 1890s Maharaja Ranajit Singha of Nashipur built the temple and Dharamshala as we see it today.

Nandipur Shakti Peeth

Nandipur Shakti Peeth -

It is believed that Maa Sati’s necklace fell here and the idols worshiped are Devi Ma as Nandini and Lord Shiva as Nandikishore Bhairav.
It is located originally in the former Nandipur village, which is now a part of Sainthia town, Birbhum district, West Bengal (220 K.m from Kolkata). Nandikeshwari temple is one of the 51 Shakti peeths, is only 1.5 K.m from Railway Station. The town is sanctified by the river Kopai and Maa Nandikeshwari, the Holy Goddess.
The main temple of the town is that of Maa Nandikeshwari’s temple. She is believed to be present in a big mounted rock, with vermillion, in the shape of the back of a tortoise (kurma). She is adorned with a silver crown and three golden eyes. Festivals are held especially in The Baishakhi Purnima or the Buddha Purnima (full moon day), with yagna. Special rituals are also held on Kali Puja and on Amabasyas (new moon). And daily, Maa is offered with ‘anna-bhog’(rice ) on the noon. The temple remains opened from 6 am to 10 pm daily.
There is a huge sacred tree where the devotees bind colourful threads to fulfil their wishes. The temple is also adorned with beautiful paintings of many Gods and Goddesses.

Amarnath Shakti Peeth

Amarnath Shakti Peeth -

Him(snow) Jyotirlinga of lord Shiva is in the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir. There is also a Ganesh and a Parvati Peeth formed of snow. This Parvati peeth is the Shaktipeeth place. On Poornima of Shukla Paksha, Shravan month Amarnath as well as Him Shaktipeeth can be viewed and worshipped. Here the throat of Mata Sati fell. The people worship this body part and the ornaments of Mata Sati. Here Shakti is called Mahamaya and Bhairav is called Trisandhyeshwar.

Janasthan Shakti Peeth

Janasthan Shakti Peeth -

Devi's chin fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhramari (female Bumble bee or attendant of Durga) and Shivaas Vikrakatakkha (one with the crooked eyes or look). Other names are Devi as Chibuka (the one with the chin) and Shiva as Sarvasiddhish (the one who can provide all desires). Bhramari Devi is a dark goddess identified as another form of Kalika. Said to be "as brilliant as a million dark suns", she is surrounded by black bees and holds black ees n the first of her hands, others of which are in the "boon-granting" and "fear-allaying" gestures. She destroys egoistic demons while her bees make the seed-Mantra "Hring".

Fullara, Attahasa Shakti Peeth

Maa Phullara or Fullara, Attahasa Shakti Peeth –

Attahas is a Sanskrit term which is derived from the words 'Atta' and 'Hasa' or laughter, which implies loud laughter. The temple is a significant Shakti Peetha and therefore an important place of worship of the 'Shakta' sect of the religion of Hinduism. A famous mythological legend states that the lips of Sati, (the daughter of Daksha) had dropped at this very spot where this temple has been constructed. The energy or 'Shakti' of this shrine is known as 'Phullara' and Kalabhairava is known as 'Vishvesh'. This temple is situated in the Katwa subdivision, Bardhaman district, West Bengal in the country of India.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sri Sailam Shakti Peeth

Sri Sailam Shakti Peeth -

Part of Maa Sati’s neck fell here. This place is located in Andhra Pradesh and is a very famous pilgrimage spot. The idol of Devi is in the form of Maha Lakshmi and Lord Shiva as Shambaranand Bhairav. Lord Shiva is also called as “Mallikharjuna Swamy” and Maa is known as “Brahmaraambika”. This is a very famous divine tourist spot and is one of the only 12 Jyotir Linga Shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva throughout India. Srisailam is located deep in the Nallamala forest and there is no train route. But, AP State Road Transport Corporation Super luxury buses are available directly from Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Bhramaramba Shaktipeeth is situated in the campus of Mallikarjuna Swami temple (Jyotirling). Srisailam is known as Siddhi kshetra. There is a Jyotirlinga and a Shakti Peetha at Srisailam.

Shakti Peethas Must Visit In Navratri

Kiriteshwari Shakti Peeth
Uma Shakti Peeth Vrindavan
Karavipur Shakti Peeth Kolhapur
Vishalakshi Manikarni Shaki Peeth
Shriparvata Shakti Peeth
Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth
Maa Varahi Panchsagar Shakti Peeth
Girija Devi Shakti Peeth
Jwala Devi Shakti Peeth
Avantika Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth

Maa Avantika, Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth

Maa Avantika, Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth-

Bhairav Parvat is an important Shakthi Peeta. Here Devi Durga is worshipped as Maa Avantika and Lord Shiva is worshipped as Lambkarna. Sati’s upper lips fell here. The Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth in Madhya Pradesh is located on the Bhairav Hills on the banks of the River Shipra in the city of Ujjaini. Locals also call this temple Gadkalika. Ujjain is also known as ‘Sapta-puri’- one of the seven sacred cities. It is considered one of the holiest cities in the world due to the presence of several important temples in Ujjain. It is also famous for being the place where Lord Krishna, Balaram and Sudama received an education from the sage Rishi Sandipani. The temple architecture of the Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth is unique: different coloured stone have been used in constructing it. In fact, the roof and walls of the temple have beautiful stone inscriptions. The idol of Devi Avanti is always adorned with a red sari as the colour red is considered sacred by married women in India.

Maa Jwala Devi Jwalamukhi Shakti Peeth

Maa Jwala Devi Jwalamukhi Shakti Peeth-

Devi‘s Head fell in Vaishnav Devi near Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. There are versions that it the place where The Devi’s Tongue fell.Here The Goddess called Jwalamukhi, Flamng Face,is with a Flaming Mouth.The Emanating Flames are worshiped as the manifestations of the different forms of Goddess Jwala Maa.

The Nine flames are,
Maha Kali,
Maha Lakshmi,
Maha Saraswati,
Maa Ambika and
Anjana Devi.
The Fires continue to burn without any Fuel being added.

Girija Devi(Birija Devi) Shakti Peeth Orissa

Girija Devi(Birija Devi)Shakti Peeth Orissa - Nabhi Gaya

Girija Devi is one of the Important Sakthi Peeth, in Hindu Mythological Puranas. Its a 11th Sakthipeeth in India. Its located in Jajipur, Near Cuttack in Orissa State. The temple is located 100KM from Cuttack, and 2KMS for Jajpur Bustand. Maa Girija Devi is also called as Birija Devi or Virija Devi. Our Purans told that Sathi Devi Ambillical Part has fell down here.
His temple is Famous for Shrada Karmas. Lord Sri Maha Vishnu Killed Gayasura. Gayasura navel part is located in this area, because of that, this temple is called for Nabhi Gaya. In Krutha Yuga Lord Vishnu kílled Gayasura by performing Yagna on his heart, Gayasuras feet were in Pada Gaya, Pitapuram. Navel in Nabhi Gaya (Oddhyana peetha) and head at Siro Gaya (Gaya). These three places are important for performing Shraddha Karmas.

Maa Varahi Panchasagar Shakti Peeth

Maa Varahi Panchasagar Shakti Peeth-

Panchasagar is the famous Shakti Peetha near Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh where it is said that the Lower Teeth of Maa Sati fell and the idols are Devi Maa as Varahi and Lord Shiva as Maharudra (The angry one). Varahi Maa is one of the Matrikas, a group of seven or eight mother goddesses in the Hindu religion. With the head of a sow, Varahi is the Shakti (feminine energy, or sometimes, consort) of Varaha, the boar Avatar of the Lord Vishnu. In Nepal, she is called Barahi. Maa Varahi is worshiped by all the three major schools of Hinduism: Shaktism (Goddess worship), Shaivism (followers of God Shiva), and Vaishnavism (Devotion to Lord Vishnu). She is usually worshiped at night, and according to secretive Vamamarga Tantric practices. The Buddhist goddesses Vajravarahi and Marichi are believed to have their origins in the Hindu goddess Varahi. It well described in Devi Mahatmya in context of the Shumbha-Nishumbha Vadh from the Markandeya Purana religious texts, the Matrikas Goddesses appear as shaktis from the bodies of the Gods. The scriptures say that Varahi was created from Varaha. She has a boar form, wields a chakra (discus), and fights with a sword. After the battle described in the Purana, the Matrikas danced & drunk on their victim’s blood. According to a latter episode of the Devi Mahatmya that deals with the killing of the demon Raktabija, the Mother Goddess Durga creates the Matrikas from herself and with their help slaughters the demon army. When the demon Shumbha challenges Durga to single combat, she absorbs the Matrikas into herself. In the Vamana Purana, the Matrikas arise from different parts of the Divine Mother Chandika, Varahi arises from Chandika’s back.

Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth

Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth Near Kanyakumari -

Suchindram (Suchindrum) is the famous Shakti Peeth where it is believed that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell and the idols worshiped here are Devi Maa as Narayani and Lord Shiva as Sanghar or Samhara Bhairava.
The Goddess is also famously known as Kanya Kumari or Bhagavathy Amman. Samhara Bhairava is present in a nearby village of Suchindram, he is locally called Sthanu Shiva. Suchindrum is a temple town situated in the southern most district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and about 7 km from Nagarkoil lying between these two towns.
The temple is dedicated to Sri Sthanumalayan. The word denotes Siva, Vishnu and Brahma as. Sthanu represents Siva, Mal represents Vishnu while Ayan represents Brahma, means Siva, Vishnu and Brahma in “One Form”.
Suchindrum means the place where Indra attained “Suchi” (Purification). It is believed that Indra suffered a curse from sage Gowthama, when he stealthily cast amorous glances at Ahalya the wife of Gowthama. Not able to withstand the mortification brought about by the curse, Indra had to seek immediate redemption. He came to ‘Gnana Aranya’ as this place was then called and offered worship to Lord Shiva. Relieving Indra of his curse, Lord Shiva granted him of his wish that the place where he attained purification should henceforth be called ‘Suchindrum’.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Maa Vishweshwari Shakti Peeth

Maa Vishweshwari Godavaritir or Sarvashail Shakti Peeth –

Sarvashail or Godavaritir is the famous Shakti Peetha where it is said that the Left Cheek of Maa Sati fell and the idols worshiped at this religious place are Rakini or Vishweshwari (Vishweshi) or Viswamatuka (The mother of the whole world) and Lord Shiva as Dandapani or Vatsnabh. This Shakti Peetha is a famous Hindu temple located at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Legend has it that Sage Gautama lived on the Brahmagiri Hills at Trayambakeshwar with his wife Ahalya. The rishi kept his stock of rice in a granary. Once, a cow entered his granary and ate up the rice. When the rishi tried to ward the cow away with Durbha grass, it fell dead. The rishi wanted to relieve himself of the sin of ‘Gohatya’. He worshipped Lord Shiva and requested him to bring the Ganges to purify his hermitage. Lord Shiva pleased with the rishi appeared as Triambaka and brought along the river Ganges. Since the Ganges was brought down to Triambakeshwar by Sage Gautama, it is known here as Gautami. It is also known as Godavari because the river helped Sage Gautama to relieve his sins.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Vishalakshi Manikarni Shakti Peeth

Vishalakshi Manikarnika or Vishalakshi Manikarni Shakti Peeth -

Vishalakshi Manikarnika or Vishalakshi Manikarni Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas mentioned in the Puranas. It is said that karna kundala (earring) of Devi Sati fell here. Hence Devi Maa here is also known as Manikarni or Manikarnika. The Puranas say that this city exists even after the Pralaya. The famous place ‘Manikarnika’ is located here and named so because the earring of Goddess Sati was like a pearl (Mani). Goddess worshiped here as Maa Vishalakshi & Lord Shiva as Kala or Kaal Bhairva. The Vishalakshi Temple of Divine Mother Sati, wife of Lord Shiva stands at Meer Ghat just behind Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, India. Vishalakshi Devi temple is a powerful Shakti Peeth and any pooja, charity, recitation of devi mantras performed in this premises is considered to yield very high results.
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