Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Krishna is a divine being, an incarnation of the Godhead, an avatar,
and he is one of the most celebrated Indian heroes of all time.
He has captured the imagination and devotion of Hindus
everywhere in his many forms, whether as a frolicking, mischievous child,
as the lover of shepherdesses, or as the friend and wise counsellor of
the mighty warrior Arjuna.
Krishna is known as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, the Second
person of the Hindu Triad. His story is told in the Bhagavad Gita, the most
popular religious work of India, composed between the fifth and second
centuries B.C. and part of the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata.
Bhagavad Gita means “Song of God.” It is written as a dialogue
between Krishna and Arjuna.
Krishna describes himself as “the Lord of all that breathes” and
“the Lord who abides within the heart of all beings,”
meaning one who is in union with God, one who has attained that union
that is God. He says: “When goodness grows weak, when evil increases,
my Spirit arises on earth. In every age I come back to deliver the holy,
to destroy the sin of the sinner, to establis righteousness.
Arjuna is Krishna’s friend and diciple.
Lord Krishna appeared over five thousand years ago in Mathura, India to Devaki
and Vasudeva in the jail cell of the tyrant Kamsa. The place of His birth is known
as Sri Krishna Janmasthan.He appeared with His brother Balarama in
response to the demigods’ prayers for protection from the widespread influence
of demonic administration on earth.
Previously, the demigods and demons had been at war in the heavens. When
the demons were defeated by the demigods, they decided to instead attack
this planet earth. Thus, they invaded the earth by discretely taking birth as
princes in powerful royal families of the time.
And as the earth became overrun by militaristic activities of these kingly
demons, the demigods including the Earth goddess earnestly sought Lord
Visnu’s protection. Seeing the deteriorating social and political conditions and
hearing the prayers of the demigods, the all-compassionate Supreme Lord Sri
Krishna decided to descend for the benefit of all.
The Supreme Lord descends from time to time in this material world to
reestablish the teachings of the Vedas. In His Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krishna
promises: “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O
descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I
descend Myself. To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as
to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear milleniumm after
Although eternal the Lord appears in specific circumstances out of mercy for His
devotees. In fact, His principal biography, the Srimad Bhagavatam states, “the
learned men describe the births and activities of the Unborn and Inactive.”
Therefore, although He appears within the material dimensions of time and
space, He is most definitely not of it.
Historically, Lord Krishna appeared on the midnight of the 8th day of the dark
half of the month of Sravana. This corresponds to July 19th 3228 BC. He
exhibited His pastimes for a little over 125 years and dissappeared on February
18th 3102 BC on the new moon night of Phalguna. (His departure marks the
beginning of the current age of corruption known as Kali.)
The great scholar Srila Vishvanatha Chakravarti neatly outlines Lord Krishna’s
activities in this way: the first three years and four months were spent in
Gokula, then equal lengths of time in Vmdavana and Nandagram, eighteen
years and four months in Mathura, and finally ninety-six years and eight months
in Dvaraka totalling 125 years of manifest pastimes. See the Krishna-lila chart.
Lord Krishna’s early pastimes are briefly summarized at the website Krishna’s
Adventures in Vraja”During this childhood time , He grew up as the son of His
foster parents Nanda and Yasoda in the midst of the idyllic beauty of Gokula,
Vrindavana, and Nandagram. Not only did He destroy numerous demons, but
also performed His famous rasa dance.
Krishna enjoyed the dance of love (rasa-lila) with the gopis many of whom are
expansions of His own internal energies. The supreme gopi known as Srimati
Radharani is the object of Krishna’s highest devotion. This beautiful dance
would occur in the autumn season at night under a full moon when Lord Krishna
would captivate the young gopis with the extraordinary music of His flute .
These esoteric pastimes constitute the most confidential expression of divinity
ever revealed.
Usually the conception of sprirtual perfection consists of overwhelming feelings
only of awe and reverence at God’s majesty. However, in these pastimes each
devotee loves God either as a master, a best freind, a mischievous son, or even
as an intimate lover, thus revealing the infinite possibilities of divine love. These
early pastimes of Lord Krsna in Vrindavana illustrate the extraordinary intimacy
that one can have with God. These pastimes are described in detail by Sri
Visvantha Chakravarti in his Sri Krishna Bhavanamrta Mahakavya
When Krsna and Balarama were older, They were invited to Mathura, where Karnsa, Their demonic uncle, was planning Their death in a wrestling match against two large and powerful wrestlers. When Kamsa saw his wrestlers defeated, he ordered his friends to drive the brothers out of Mathura, plunder the riches of Their cowherd friends, and kill Their fathers, Nanda and Vasudeva. However, Krishna immediately killed Kamsa and Balarama killed his eight brothers. Lord Krishna then established the pious King Ugrasena as the emperor of several kingdoms.
In Mathura, both Krishna and Balarama were initiated by Gargamuni in the Gayatri mantra. Later They went to live under the care of Sandipani Muni who instructed Them in all the Vedic arts and sciences in sixty-four days and nights especially in military science, politics and spirituality. As an offering (guru-daksina) to Their teacher, They recovered his son from death. Although God does not need instruction from anyone else, Lord Krsna and His brother set the perfect example : one must accept instruction from and serve a bona-fide spiritual master to advance in spiritual life.
For the next eighteen years, They continued to live in Mathura halting the impending threat of many demonic kings. Later in Their pastimes Lord Balarama married a princess named Revati. Lord Krsna married many queens, the foremost among them being the extraordinarily beautiftil Queen Rukmini. (See Sri Rukmini website for the story of Their marriage). Both Krishna and Balarama established Their palaces in Dvaraka off the coast of western India, where They enjoyed married life for many years. Although They were married, Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama exhibited the quality of detachment from material life perfectly.
When They were about ninety years old, the great world war of Kuruksetra took place. This climactic battle brought together all the major world leaders. Lord Krsna took the role of a charioteer on the side of the pious Pandavas, while Lord Balarama refusing to participate went on a pilgrimage tour thereby blessing the entire land of India.
At the start of the war, Lord Krishna displayed His stupendous Universal Form delivered His famous message known as the Bhagavad-gita, literally the Song of God. This Song contains the essence of all knowledge having been spoken by the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna Himself. This war concluded with the destruction of the demonic kings and the reinstatement of the righteous Pandava princes.
Run Bhumi
Bhagwan Krishan Maha Roop
Bhisham Pitamah Vadh

Krishna Gayatri Mantra & Its Significance

The Gayatri is a universal prayer which can be used by men and women of all races and creeds, for it calls upon the Supreme Intelligence that is immanent (throughout) the universe to arouse, awaken and strengthen human intelligence, so that it may lead one through spiritual effort and activities to success. It does not ask for mercy or pardon, but asks for a clear intellect (Buddhi) so that Truth may be reflected therein without distortion.
Significance: The Krishna Gayatri mantra is used for succes in job and an increase in activity.
The following is the lyrics of the Krishna Gayatri Mantra with its meaning.
Om Dhamodharaya Vidhmahe
Rukmani Vallabhay Dheemahe
Thanno Krishna Prachodayath
Om, Let us meditate on the God whose belly was tied by a rope,
Oh, the divine consort of Rukhmani, give me higher intellect,
And let God Krishna illuminate my mind.

Lack of Brahma worship in India

Although Brahma is one of the three major gods in Hinduism, few Hindus actually worship him. Today, India today has very few temples dedicated to Brahma, as opposed to the tens of thousands of temples dedicated to the other deities in the Trimurti, namely Vishnu and Shiva. Among the few that exist today, the most famous is in Pushkar in Rajasthan.

Others include one in Thirunavaya in Kerala; one in the temple town of Kumbakonam, (Thanjavur District) in Tamil Nadu; Nerur village in Kudal taluka of SindhudurgMaharashtra ; one in Asotra village in Balotra Taluka of Barmer district in Rajasthan known as Kheteshwar Brahmadham Tirtha; one in Brahma-Karmali village in Sattari Taluka in Goa; one in Khedbrahma in Gujarat; and one in the village of Khokhan in the Kullu Valley, 4 km from Bhuntar. Regular pujas are held for Lord Brahma at the temple in Thirunavaya, and during Navrathris this temple comes to life with colourful festivities.

district of Another temple for Lord Brahma is located at Thirupattur, near Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, South India. This temple also has the Samadhi for Sage Vyakrapatha.

Various stories in Hindu mythology talk about curses that have supposedly prevented Brahma from being worshiped on Earth.

According to a story in the Shiva Purana (dedicated to Lord Shiva), at the beginning of time in Cosmos, Vishnu and Brahma approached a huge Shiva linga and set out to find its beginning and end. Vishnu was appointed to seek the end and Brahma the beginning. Taking the form of a boar, Vishnu began digging downwards into the earth, while Brahma took the form of a swan and began flying upwards. However, neither could find His appointed destination. Vishnu, satisfied, came up to Shiva and bowed down to him as a swarupa of Brahman. Brahma did not give up so easily. As He was going up, he saw a ketaki (Sanskrit - Kaetakee) flower, dear to Shiva. His ego forced him to ask the flower to bear false witness about Brahma's discovery of Shiva's beginning. When Brahma told his tale, Shiva, the all-knowing, was angered by the former's ego. Shiva thus cursed him that no being in the three worlds will worship him.

According to another legend, Brahma is not worshiped because of a curse by the great sage BrahmarishiBhrigu. The high priest Bhrigu was organising a great fire-sacrifice (yajna) on Earth. It was decided that the greatest among all Gods would be made the presiding deity. Bhrigu then set off to find the greatest among the Trimurti. When he went to Brahma, the god was so immersed in the music played by Saraswati that he could hardly hear Bhrigu's calls. The enraged Bhrigu then cursed Brahma that no person on Earth would ever invoke him or worship him again.

In the Brahma Purana and Hindu cosmology, Brahma is regarded as the creator but not necessarily as God. Rather, He is regarded as a creation of God / Brahman. The lifespan of Brahma is 100 Brahma years, equivalent to 311,040,000,000,000 solar years. At the end of His lifespan, there will be a gap of 100 Brahma years, after which another Brahma or creator will begin the process of creation anew. This cycle is thought to repeat without end.

How lord krishna brought his six brothers to life

Vashudeva knew it very well that krishna and Balrama were not an ordinary human beings, but were very extraordinary.One day, after having returned from the sacrificial performances at Kuruksetra, when Lord Krsna and Balarama went to offer Their respects to Vasudeva, Vasudeva took the opportunity of appreciating the exalted position of his two sons. Vashudeva started to praise then at the same time krishna also started to accept his praise and  speak the entire philosophy of spiritual life in an abbreviated summation.In the meantime, Devaki, the mother of Lord Krsna, sat by the side of her husband. Previously she had heard that both Krsna and Balarama were so kind upon Their teacher that They had brought back the teacher's dead sons from the clutches of the superintendent of death, Yamaraja. Since she had heard this incident, she had been also thinking of her own sons who were killed by Kamsa, and while remembering them she became overwhelmed with grief. She then asked Krishna to bring back his other sons from death just as he brought his teacher son. After hearing Their mother request  Lord Balarama and Krsna immediately called for the assistance of yogamaya and started for the lower planetary system known as Sutala which was ruled by Bali ( In Vamana Avtar when Bali gave lord everything he had lord then gave him whole Sutala for his residence and kingdom).

Bali then with his whole family members greeted him and did his puja and all. then Bali did prayer and offered him a lots of stuff.

After Lord Krsna heard the prayers of Bali Maharaja, He spoke as follows: "My dear King of the demons, in the millennium of the Svayambhuva Manu, the Prajapati known as Marici begot six sons, all demigods, in the womb of his wife, Urna.

Once upon a time, Lord Brahma became captivated by the beauty of his daughter and was following her, impelled by sex desire. At that time, these six demigods looked at the action of Lord Brahma with abhorrence. This criticism of Brahma's action by the demigods constituted a great offense on their part, and for this reason they were condemned to take birth as the sons of the demon Hiranyakasipu. These sons of Hiranyakasipu were thereafter put in the womb of mother Devaki, and as soon as they took their birth, Kamsa killed them one after another. My dear King of the demons, mother Devaki is very anxious to see these six dead sons again, and she is very much aggrieved on account of their early death at the hand of Kamsa. I know that all of them are living with you. I have decided to take them with Me in order to pacify My mother Devaki. After seeing My mother, all these six conditioned souls will be liberated, and thus in great pleasure they will be transferred to their original planet. The names of these six conditioned souls are as follows: Smara, Udgitha, Parisvanga, Patanga, Ksudrabhrt and Ghrni. They will be again reinstated in their former position as demigods."

And thereafter Lord Krsna and Lord Balarama took away the six conditioned souls and returned to the city of Dvaraka, where He presented them as little babies before His mother, Devaki. Mother Devaki became overwhelmed with joy and was so ecstatic in motherly feeling that immediately milk began to flow from her breasts, and she fed the babies with great satisfaction. She began to take them on her lap again and again, smelling their heads and thinking, "He has gotten my lost children back!" For the time being she became overpowered by the energy of Visnu, and in great motherly affection she began to enjoy the company of her lost children.

The milk from the breasts of Devaki was transcendental nectar because the same milk had been sucked by Lord Krsna.

As such, the babies who sucked the breasts of Devakiji, which had touched the body of Lord Krsna, immediately became self-realized persons. The babies therefore began to offer their obeisances unto Lord Krsna, Balarama, their father Vasudeva, and mother Devaki. After this, they were immediately transferred to their respective heavenly planets.
After they departed, Devaki became stunned with wonder that her dead children had come back and had again been transferred to their respective planets

(source: Bhagwatam 10.85)

Monday, 29 August 2011

Shakti Pithas

18 Maha Shakti Pithas
The modern cities or towns that correspond to these 64 locations can be a matter of dispute, but there are a few that are totally unambiguous, these are mentioned in the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram by Adi Shankara.[7] This list contains 18 such locations which are often referred to as Maha Shakthi Peeths[8].
Sr. No.
Part of the body fallen
Name of Shakti
Shankari devi
Back part
Kamakshi Devi
Pradyumna* (West Bengal)
Stomach part
Srunkhala devi
Chamundeshwari devi
Upper teeth
Jogulamba devi
Neck part
Bhramaramba devi
Mahalakshmi devi[9]
Right hand
Ekaveerika devi
Upper lip
Mahakali devi
Left hand
Puruhutika devi
Biraja/Girija devi
Left cheek
Manikyamba devi
Kamarupa devi
Madhaveswari devi
Head part
Vaishnavi devi
Breast part
Sarvamangala devi
Vishalakshi devi
Right hand
Saraswathi devi
[*]This temple is currently non-existent. Only ruins are found in these places. Instead, Sringeri in Karnataka is believed to be the Shakti Peeth of this aspect of the goddess.
Among these, the Shakti Peethas at Kamakhya, Gaya and Ujjain are regarded as most sacred as they symbolise three most important aspects of mother Goddess viz. Creation (Kamarupa Devi), Nourishment (Sarvamangala Devi/Mangalagauri) and Annihilation (Mahakali Devi).
When observed carefully one can see that they lie in a perfect straight line from Kamakhya to Ujjain via Gaya symbolizing that every creation in this universe will annihilate one day without fail.

Shakti Peethas

The Shakti Pithas (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ, Bengali: শক্তিপীঠ, Śakti Pīha, seat of Shakti[1]) are places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Parvati or Sati or Durga, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect. They are sprinkled throughout the Indian subcontinent.[2]
This goddess Parvati/Lalita, the goddess of power is the complete incarnation of Adi parashakti, has three main forms, which are known as Durga, goddess of strength and valour, and with Mahakali, goddess of destruction of the evil and Goddess Gowri, the goddess of goodness.


Shiva carrying the corpse of Dakshayani
According to legend, at some time in the Satya Yuga, Daksha performed a yagna with a desire to take revenge on Lord Shiva. Daksha was angry because his daughter Dakshayani also known as Sati had married the 'yogi' God Shiva against his wish. Daksha invited all the deities to the yagna except for Shiva and Shakti. The fact that she was not invited did not deter Shakti from attending the yagna. She had expressed her desire to attend to Shiva who had tried his best to dissuade her from going. Shiva eventually allowed her to go escorted by his followers.
But Shakti, being an uninvited guest, was not given any respect. Furthermore, Daksha insulted Shiva. Shakti was unable to bear her father's insults toward her husband, so Dakshayani (the other name of Shakti meaning the daughter of Daksha) invoked her yogic powers and immolated herself.
Enraged at the insult and the injury, Shiva destroyed Daksha's sacrifice, cut off Daksha's head, and later replaced it with that of a male goat as he restored him to life due to prayers of all demi gods and Brahmaji. Still immersed in grief, he picked up the remains of Sati's body, and danced the dance of destruction through the Universe. The other gods intervened to stop this dance, and the Vishnu 's weapon, or Sudarshana Chakra, cut through the corpse of Shakti. The various parts of the body fell at several spots all through the Indian subcontinent and formed sites which are known as Shakti Peethas today.
At all Shakti Peethas, the Goddess Shakti is accompanied by Lord Bhairava (a manifestation of Lord Shiva).

Four Adi Shakti Pithas

Some of the great religious texts like the Shiva Purana, the Devi Bhagavata, the Kalika Purana and the AstaShakti recognize four major Shakti Pithas (centers), like Vimala (Pada Khanda) (inside the Jagannath temple of Puri, Orissa), Tara Tarini (Sthana Khanda,Purnagiri ,Breasts) (Near Berhampur, Orissa), Kamakhya (Yoni khanda) (Near Guwahati, Assam) and Dakhina Kalika (Mukha khanda) (Kolkata, West Bengal) originated from the limbs of the Corpse of Mata Sati in the Satya Yuga.
The Astashakti and Kalika Purana says (in Sanscrit):
"Bimala Pada khandancha,
Sthana khandancha Tarini (Tara Tarini),
Kamakshya Yoni khandancha,
Mukha khandancha Kalika (Dakshina Kalika)
Anga pratyanga sanghena
Vishnu Chakra Kshyta nacha"
Further explaining the importance of these four Pithas, the "Brihat Samhita" also gives the location of these Pithas as
Rushikulya* Tatae Devi,
Tarakashya Mahagiri,
Tashya Srunga Stitha Tara
Vasishta Rajitapara
*(Rushikulya is a holy river flowing on the foot hill of the Tara Tarini Hill Shrine).

List of 4 Adi Shakti Pithas

In the listings below:
  • "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.
Sr. No.
Body Part or Ornament
In Puri, Orissa (inside Jagannath Temple complex)
Near Berhampur-Orissa
Sthana khanda
Tara Tarini
Yoni khanda
Kolkata- West Bengal
Mukha khanda
Dakshina Kalika
Apart from these four there are 52 other famous Peethas recognised by religious texts. According to the Pithanirnaya Tantra the 52 peethas are scattered all over India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan. The Shivacharita besides listing 52 maha-peethas, speaks about 26 more upa-peethas. The Bengali almanac, Vishuddha Siddhanta Panjika too describes the 52 peethas including the present modified addresses. A few of the several accepted listings are given below.[3]. One of the few in South India, Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh became the site for a 2nd century temple.[4]

The 52 Shakti Pithas

In the listings below:
  • "Shakti" refers to the Goddess worshipped at each location, all being manifestations of Dakshayani, Parvati or Durga;
  • "Bhairava" refers to the corresponding consort, each a manifestation of Shiva;
  • "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.
Sr. No.
Body Part or Ornament
Kanchipuram, Kamakshi temple, Kamakoti Peetam mentioned in Lalita Sahasram, Trishati, Astothram etc.
Ottiyana (Ornament covering stomach)
Kaal Bhairav
Indrakshi (more commonly known as Nagapooshani in Tamil)
Rakshaseshwar (Nagathambiran)
Shivaharkaray, a little distance from Sukkur Station from Karachi, Pakistan
Sugandha, situated in Shikarpur, Gournadi, about 20 km from Barisal town, Bangladesh, on the banks of Sonda river.
Amarnath in Kashmir, India from Srinagar through Pahalgam 94 km by Bus, Chandanwari 16 km by walk
Jwalamukhi, Kangra, India from Pathankot alight at Jwalamukhi Road Station from there 20 km
Siddhida (Ambika)
Unmatta Bhairav

Nepal, near Pashupatinath Temple at Guhyeshwari Temple
Both knees
Manas, under Tibet at the foot of Mount Kailash in Lake Mansarovar, a piece of Stone
Right hand
Mata Sarbamangala Devi
Bhagwan Shiv/Mahadev
Gandaki in Pokhara, Nepal about 125 km on the banks of Gandaki river where Muktinath temple is situated
Gandaki Chandi
Bahula, on the banks of Ajay river at Ketugram, 8 km from Katwa, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
Left arm
Goddess Bahula
Ujaani, 16 km from Guskara station under Burdwan district of West Bengal, India
Right wrist
Mangal Chandika
Udaipur, Tripura, at the top of the hills known as Tripura Sundari temple near Radhakishorepur village, a little distance away from Udaipur town of Tripura, India
Right leg
On Chandranath hill near Sitakunda station of Chittagong District, Bangladesh. The famous Chandranath Temple on the top of the hill is the Bhairav temple of this Shakti Peetha, not the Shakti Peeth itself.
Right arm
Locally known as Bhramari Devi. Behind a rice mill, near Jalpesh Temple in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India.
Left leg
Kamgiri, Kamakhya, in the Neelachal hills near Guwahati, capital of Assam, India
Big Toe (Right)
Ksheer Khandak
Kalipeeth, (Kalighat, Kolkata), India
Right Toes
Alopi Devi Mandir or Madhaveswari
Jayanti at Kalajore Baurbhag village of Falzur Pargana under Jayantia Thana of Sylhet district, Bangladesh. This Shakti Peetha is locally known as Falizur Kalibari.
Left thigh
Kireet at Kireetkona village, 3 km from Lalbag Court Road station under district Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
Vishalakshi & Manikarni
Kanyashram, Kanyakumari the Bhadrakali temple within the precincts of Kumari temple, Tamil Nadu, India (also thought to be situated in Chittagong, Bangladesh)
Present day Kurukshetra town or Thanesar ancient Sthaneshwar, at Haryana, India
Ankle bone
Manibandh, at Gayatri hills near Pushkar 11 km north-west of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Two Bracelets
Shri Shail, at Joinpur village, Dakshin Surma, near Gotatikar, 3 km north-east of Sylhet town, Bangladesh
Kankalitala, on the banks of Kopai River 10 km north-east of Bolpur station in Birbhum district, Devi locally known as Kankaleshwari West Bengal, India
Kalmadhav on the banks of Shon river in a cave over hills near to Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India
Left buttock
Right buttock
Ramgiri, at Chitrakuta on the Jhansi Manikpur railway line in Uttar Pradesh, India
Right breast
Vrindavan, near new bus stand on Bhuteshwar road within Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India http://www.katyayanipeeth.org.in/
Ringlets of hair
Shuchi, in a Shiva temple at Suchindrum 11 km on Kanyakumari Trivandrum road, Tamil Nadu, India
Upper teeth
Panchsagar exact location not known (thought to be near Haridwar)
Bottom teeth
Bhabanipur union, at Karatoyatat, 28 km distance from interior Sherpur upazila, Bogra District, Bangladesh
Left anklet (ornament)
Shri Parvat, near Ladak, Kashmir, India. Another belief: at Srisailam in Shriparvat hills under Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Right anklet (ornament)
Left ankle
Kapalini (Bhimarupa)
Prabhas, 4 km from Veraval station near Somnath temple in Junagadh district of Gujarat, India
Bhairavparvat, at Bhairav hills on the banks of Shipra river a little distance from Ujjaini town, Madhya Pradesh, India
Upper lips
Goddess Saptashrungi (Goddess with seven arms)]], at Vani in Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Chin (2 parts)
Sarvashail or Godavaritir, at Kotilingeswar temple on the banks of Godavari river near Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
Rakini or Vishweshwari
Vatsnabh or Dandpani
Left toes
Locally known as Anandamayee Temple. Ratnavali, on the banks of Ratnakar river at Khanakul-Krishnanagar, district Hooghly, West Bengal, India
Right Shoulder
Mithila, near Janakpur railway station on the border of India and Nepal
Left shoulder
Nalhati, known as "Nalateshwari Temple" near Nalhati station of Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Vocal chord with part of the tracheae
Kalika Devi
Karnat, Kangra, himachalpradesh.
Both ears
Bakreshwar, on the banks of Paaphara river, 24 km distance from Siuri Town, district Birbhum, 7 km from Dubrajpur Rly. Station West Bengal, India
Portion between the eyebrows
Jessoreswari, situated at Ishwaripur, Shyamnagar, district Satkhira, Bangladesh. The temple complex was built by Maharaja Pratapaditya, whose capital was Ishwaripur.
Palms of hands and soles of the feet
Attahas village of Dakshindihi in the district of Bardhaman, near the Katwa railway station, in West Bengal, India
Sainthia, locally Known as "Nandikeshwari" temple. Only 1.5 km from the railway station under a banyan tree within a boundary wall, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Hinglaj (Or Hingula), southern Baluchistan a few hours North-east of Gawadar and about 125 km towards North-west from Karachi, Pakistan
Bramharandhra (Part of the head)
Danestwari (Kuldevi Of Bastar state ), Dantewada 80 km from Jagdalpur Tehsil, Chhattisgarh
Daant (teeth)
Vajreshwari , Kangra 18 km from Dharamshala Tehsil, Kangra
left Breast (teeth)
[Padmavati Devi] (Padmavatipuri Dham), Panns 80 km from Satna Madhya Pradesh
Padmavati Devi
Tarapith, on the banks of Dwarka river, about 6 km from Rampurhat sub-division, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Third eye or spiritual eye (Tara)

Chandika Sthan or chandisthan, at Munger temple on the banks of Ganga River river near Ganga Darshan, Bihar, India
Left eye
Chandika or Chandi devi
right thigh
Badi Patan Devi/chhoti Patan Devi
  • Chandi Mandir in (near Memari Rail station) Memari, Bardhaman, Westbengal, Fullara in Birbhum district are also considered to be a shakti peetha.[5]
  • Nainadevi in Himachal Pradesh is also considered a shakti peetha, where Sati's eyes fell. Naina Devi Temple
  • Sharda Devi Temple at Maihar near Satna Dist.Satna is also considered a shakti peeth where the necklace of Sati fell.
  • There is a possible shakti peetha located in Devi Chhinnamastika temple in Shahwazpur village, araria distt. in Bihar, though there has been no confirmation.
  • "BHADRAKALI TEMPLE" in holy city Kurukshetra(Haryana)is also considered as one of the 51 holy Shakti peethas.The temple is dedicated to Bhadrakali a form of shakti. This is considered to be one of the fifty one Shakti pithas of India. It is believed that the right ankle of Sati fell here in the well. The "consort of Savtri is called Sthanu". Hence, the city is called "STHANESHWAR" meaning abode of Shiva. It is believed that the MUNDAN (hair removing) ceremony of Srikrishna and Balarama was also performed in this temple.
  • Ref: http://www.bhadrakalishaktipeeth.com/