List of Shakti Peeth: Know Location of 51 Shakti Peeths in India with body parts of Devi Sati

there are 51 Shakti Peethas out of which 18 are maha shakti peethas. Most of the Shakti Peeths are in India. However, a few of them are also in neighboring countries like Pakistah, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

The meaning of Shakti Peeth is “Seat of Shakti”. It is often called a sacred place of eternal power. As per Hindu mythology, shakti peeths are considered as the place of significant shrine or pilgrimage. It is believed that these are the place where parts of Devi Sati’s or a piece of her jewellery fell on the earth. If you are a devotee hindu then you should know the list of Shakti Peeth.

According to various accounts, there are 51 Shakti Peethas out of which 18 are maha shakti peethas. Most of the Shakti Peeths are in India. However, a few of them are also in neighboring countries like Pakistah, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. In today’s post, we are going to share the list of all 51 Shakti Peeth with each and every related detail such as their locations, body parts, etc.

Story Behind 51 Shakti Peeth in India

There are various versions of the story behind the origins of Shakti Peeth. We are providing the most popular version as per the Vishanava Puranas. Devi Sati was the first wife of Lord Shiva. She was the daughter of Prajapati Daksha who was a Brahmin priest and son of Brahma. She was destined to marry Shiva. But, Daksha disliked Shiva for his appearance. Eventually, Sati married Lord Shiva and arrived at her new home in Mount Kailash and mesmerized by its beauty.

One day, Daksha performed the Ashvamedha Yagna and invited all devas except Lord Shiva. Devi Sati knew that her father is making a mistake. So, she went to meet him beseeched him to show respect to Lord Shiva. But, Daksha refused and insulted Sati in front of his guests. Angered Sati took the form of the goddess Adi Parashakti and cursed her father and his sacred Yagna ritual. After that,  she ignited her inner Yogic fire, set herself ablaze and burned to death.

Angered and grief-stricken by the death of his wife, Shiva placed Sati’s body on his shoulders and roamed about the universe. Seeing this, the gods eventually asked lord Vishnu to help restore normalcy to Shiva. Then, Lord Vishnu threw his Sudarshan Chakra and dismembered Sati’s lifeless body. The 51 pieces of Sati’s body and jewellery fell to the Earth. The places where the body and Jewellery of Sati’s body fell on Earth become Shakti Peeths. Lord Shiva stayed in isolation until Devi Sati reincarnated as Parvati.

18 Maha Shakti Peeth

According to Adi Shankara’s Ashta Dasa Shakti Peetha Stotram, there are 18 Maha Shakti Pithas at various locations in India. Out of these, Shakti Peethas at Kamakhya, Gaya and Ujjain are considered as the most important ones.

#1. Shankari Temple (Part of the Koneswaram Temple)

Shankari Temple Triconmalee, Sri Lanka

Place – Trincomalee (Triconmalee, Sri Lanka)

Part of the body fallen – Heart

Shakti – Shankari

#2. Sharada Peeth – Jammu and Kashmir

Sharada Peeth Kashmir

Place – Sharda, Kashmir

Part of the body fallen –  Right Hand

Shakti – Maa Sharda Devi

#3.Vishalakshi TempleVaranasi

Vishalakshi Temple -Varanasi

Place – Varanasi

Part of the body fallen – Noses

Shakti – Maa Vishalakshi

#4. Mangla Gauri Temple

Mangla Gauri Temple Gaya, Bihar

Place – Gaya, Bihar

Part of the body fallen – Breast

Shakti – Maa Sarvamangala

#5. Jwalamukhi TempleKangra

jwalamukhi temple kangra

Place – Kangra

Part of the body fallen – Head

Shakti – Maa Jwalamukhi

#6. Alopi Devi MandirPrayagraj

Alopi Devi Mandir

Place – Prayagraj

Part of the body fallen – Fingers

Shakti – Maa Madhaveswari

#7. Kamakhya Temple- Guwahati, Assam

Kamakhya Temple

Place – Guwahati, Assam

Part of the body fallen – Womb

Shakti – Devi Kamakhya

#8. Bhimeswara Temple: Andhra Pradesh

Bhimeswara Temple

Place – Draksharamam, Andhra Pradesh

Part of the body fallen – Left Cheek

Shakti – Maa Manikyamba

#9. Biraja Temple: Odisha

Biraja Temple

Place – Jajpur, Odisha

Part of the body fallen – Navel

Shakti – Maa Biraja

#10. Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple- Andhra Pradesh

Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple

Place – Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh

Part of the body fallen – Back

Shakti – Maa Puruhitika

#11. Shakambhari Devi – Saharanpur

Shakambhari Devi Saharanpur

Place – Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Part of the body fallen – Head

Shakti – Shakumbhari Devi

#12. Eka Veerika Temple: Maharashtra

Eka Veerika Temple

Place – Mahur, Maharashtra

Part of the body fallen – Left Hand

Shakti – Eka Veerika

#13. Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur

Mahalakshmi Temple, Kolhapur

Place – Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Part of the body fallen – Eye

Shakti – Aai Ambabai

#14. Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple

Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple

Place – Srisailam

Part of the body fallen – Neck

Shakti – Maa Bhramarambika

#15. Jogulamba Devi – Telangana

Jogulamba Devi

Place – Alampur, Gadwal District, Telangana

Part of the body fallen – Teeth

Shakti – Jogulamba Thali (Yogamba)

#16. Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple

Place – Mysuru, Karnataka 

Part of the body fallen – Hair

Shakti – Chamundeshwari

#17. Shrinkala- West Bengal

Shrinkala devi west bengal

Place – Pradmunyee, West Bengal

Part of the body fallen – Part of Stomach

Shakti – Maa Shrinkala

#18. Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amman Temple

Place – Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Part of the body fallen – Navel

Shakti – Kamakshi Amman

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51 Shakti Peeth List with Body Parts

Let’s go through the list of 51 Shakti Peeth with their exact locations and part of Goddess Sat’s body associated to it.

Sl.NoShakti Peeth State Body Part
1Amarnath Temple from Srinagar


Shri Parvat in Ladakh

Jammu and KashmirThroat



2Attahas Temple, Birbhum DistrictWest BengalLips
3Bahula at Ketugram in Purba BardhamanWest BengalLeft Arm
4Bakreshwar, Birbhum DistrictWest BengalPortion between the eyebrows
5Bhairavparvat, Ujjain Madhya PradeshElbow
6Bhabanipur, Rajshahi DivisionBangladeshLeft anklet
7Biraja Temple in Jajpur DistrictOdishaNavel
8Chhinnamastika Shaktipeeth at Chintpurni, in Una DistrictHimachal PradeshFoot
9Muktinath TempleNepalRight cheek
10Goddess Bhadrakali on banks of Godavari in Nashik cityMaharashtraChin
11Hinglaj Mata TemplePakistanBramharandhra (Part of the head)
12Jayanti Jaintia Hills districtMeghalayaLeft thigh
13Jeshoreshwari Kali TempleBangladeshPalms of hands and soles of the feet
14Jwalaji KangraHimachal PradeshTongue
15Kalipeeth, KolkataWest BengalRight Toes
16Kamgiri, Kamakhya, in the Neelachal hills in GuwahatiAssamWomb
17Kankalitala, Birbhum districtWest BengalPelvis
18Kanyashram of Balaambika


Temple in Yunnan Provice China

Gourikunda Temple Chattogram

Tamil Nadu


Yunnan China


19Bajreshwari Temple, Nagarkot, district KangraHimachal PradeshLeft Breast
20Kiriteswari Temple in Murshidabad districtWest BengalCrown
21Ratnavali district HooghlyWest BengalRight Shoulder
22Bhramari Devi in Jalpaiguri


Malai Chandi Temple at Amta, Howrah

West BengalLeft leg


Part of Left Knee

23Manas, under Tibet at the foot of Mount KailashChinaRight hand
24Manibandh, at Gayatri hills  AjmerRajasthan Wrists
25Mithila, near Janakpur railway stationNepalLeft shoulder
26Nainativu (Manipallavam) Northern ProvinceSri LankaSilambu (Anklets)
27Guhyeshwari TempleNepalBoth knees
28Chandranath TempleBangladeshRight arm
29Panchsagar Near LohaghatUttarakhandLower teeth/ Navel
30Kali Mandir, Triveni SangamGujaratStomach
31Alopi Devi Mandir near Sangam at PrayagrajUttar PradeshFinger
32Present day Kurukshetra town or Thanesar ancient SthaneshwarHaryanaAnkle bone
33Sharda Peeth on top Trikoot Hill, at MaiharMadhya Pradeshnecklace
34Nandikeshwari Temple is located in Sainthia cityWest BengalNecklace
35Kotilingeswar Ghat temple RajamundryAndhra PradeshCheeks
36Naina Devi TempleHimachal PradeshRight eye
37Shondesh AmarkantakMadhya PradeshRight buttock
38Sri Sailam at Nallamala hillsAndhra PradeshNeck
39Shuchi, in a Shiva temple at SuchindrumTamil NaduUpper teeth
40Sugandha in ShikarpurBangladeshNose
41Tripura Sundari temple UdaipurTripuraRight leg
42Ujaani in Purba Bardhaman districtWest BengalRight wrist
43Varanasi at Manikarnika GhatUttar PradeshFace or Earring
44Bargabhima temple, at Tamluk under district Purba MedinipurWest BengalLeft ankle
45Virat Nagar district, AlwarRajasthanFingers of Left Leg
46Katyayani Shaktipeeth, Vrindavan, district MathuraUttar PradeshRinglets of hair
47Devi Talab MandirDistrict Jalandhar PunjabLeft Breast
48Baidyanath DhamJharkhandHeart
49Kamakshi Amman Temple situated at KanchipuramTamil NaduOdyanam (Navel)
50Jogadya Burdwan districtWest BengalGreat toe
51Pithapuram under Kakinada Port TownAndhra PradeshHip part

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21 thoughts on “List of Shakti Peeth: Know Location of 51 Shakti Peeths in India with body parts of Devi Sati”

  1. Maa Bimala temple, Puri, Osisha; Maa Bimala temple where her Two feets, Left Thigh, Tongue fell (Trikuta Pitha), not mentioned.

  2. Ratanpur temple, close to Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh; Maa Mahamaya temple where her right shoulder fell, not mentioned

  3. Why Chandrabadni temple which is in Devprayag (Uttarakhand) is not mentioned.. & Surkanda devi in Tehri Garhwal is one of the the shakti peeth.

  4. Shiva carried Sati Devi’s body all over India majorly. Parts started to fall in many places therefore.

  5. Why all the parts of Sati Devi’s body fell only in Indian Sub-continent? Why they did not fall in other parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, America? In fact world means all seven continents !

    • For that you have to know about that what they are and how they formed. When shiv was taking sati towards the kelash that time bhagwan vishnu part sati body. I think this the reason for having all sakti peeth round the india and India’s neighbouring countries.

      • Yeah , you are exactly right,, if you see it on map the mostly shakti peeths, are fallen nearby kailas parvat only that means shiva bhagwan was taking sati maa towards kailas, and then vishnu bhagwan used Sudarshana Chakra that apparented devi body and fallen nearby kailas parvat only,,,, really this all is true, exact calculation of places,, this is really impossible,,,exact logic ,,, Santana is all about science and logic or you can say beyond the science

  6. Patneshwari maata temple of Patna Bihar where right thigh has fallen and Maa Mangla Gauri temple of Gaya Bihar where breast has fallen is not mentioned.

  7. First of all thanks for this precious information.

    Shree surkunda devi mandir (devi sati’s head) is located on surkut parvat in jonpur of tehri gadwaal, uttrakhand.

    • Legend of Chengannur Mahadev temple is that the yoni fell here. There is a Devi murty facing west and they have regular ritual of menses observed here. At that time the Devi is shifted to a side room and 3rd day taken to river Pampa, also known as Bhagirithi of South originating fron the hills of Sabrimala, and with great pomp and elephant parades bought back to temple. This ritual bathing and procession is known as Tiruputa arratu.


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