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The 52 Shakti Peethas

In order to view the index, which is based on Tantra-Chudamani , reveals as to which organ fell at which place and which Bhairav and which Shakti have their dwellings at which place, Sr. No. Place Organ and Ornament Shakti Bhairav 1. Hingula The suture on the top of the head Kottvisha Bhimalochan 2. Sharkrar Eyes Mahishmardini Krodhish 3. Sugandha Nose Sunanda Trayambak 4. Kashmir Throat Mahamaya Trisandhyeshwar 5. Jwalamukhi Tongue Siddhida Unmatbhairav 6. Jalandhar Breast Tripurmalini Bhishan 7. Vaiddyanath Heart Jayadurga Vaiddyanath 8. Nepal Knee Mahamaya Kapali 9. Manas Righthand Dakshapani Amar 10. Virjainutkal Navel Vimla Jagannath 11. Gandaki Temple Gandaki

Chakrapani 12. Bahula Left arm Goddess Bahula Bhiruk 13. Ujjayini Wrist Mangal Chandika Kapilambar 14. Tripura Right Leg Tripur Sundari Tripuresh 15. Chahal Right arm Bhawani Chandrashekhar 16. Tristrota Left Leg Bhramri Bhaira Veshwar 17. Kamgiri Genital Kamakhya Umanand 18. Prayag Finger (Hand) Lalita Bhava 19. Jayanti Left Thigh Jayanti Kramadishwar 20. Yugaddya Great Toe (Right) Bhoot Dhatri Ksheer Khandak 21. Kalipeeth Right Toe Kalika Nakuleesh 22. Kireet Crown Vimla Sanwart 23. Varanasi Ear Ring Vishalakshi & Manikarni Kalbhairav 24. Kanyashram Back Sarvani Nimish

25. Kurukshetra Ankle Bone Savitri Sthanu 26. Manibandh Two Wristlets Gayatri Sarvanand 27. Shri Shail Neck Mahalaxmi Shambaranand 28. Kanchi Bone Devgarbha Ruru 29. Kalmadhav Buttock (Left) Kali Asitang 30. Shondesh Buttock (Right) Narmada Bhadrasen 31. Ramgiri Breast Shivani Chandbhairav 32. Vrindavan Ringlets of Hair Uma Bhutesh 33. Shuchi Teeth (Upper Jaw) Narayani Sanhar 34. Panchsagar Teeth (Lower Jaw) Varahi Maharudra 35. Kartoyatat Talpa (Ornament) Arpana Vaman Bhairav 36. Shri Parvat Right Ankle Shri Sundari Sundaranand Bhairav 37. Vibhash Left Ankle Kapalini Sarvanand 38.

Prabhas Stomach Chandrabhaga Vakratund 39. Bhairaavparvat Upper lip Avanti Lambkarna 40. Jansthal Chin (Two Parts) Bhramari Vikritaksh 41. Sarvashail Left Cheek Rakini Vatsnabh 42. Godavritir Right Cheek Vishveshi Dandpani 43. Ratnavali Right Shoulder Kumari Shiva 44. Mithila Left Shoulder Uma Mahodar 45. Nalhati Tubular bones of the Feet Kalika Devi Yogesh 46. Karnat Ear Jayadurga Abhiru 47. Vakeeshwar Mind Mahishmardini Vakranath 48. Yashor Hand & Foot Yashoreshwari Chand 49. Attahas Lips phaullara Vishvesh 50. Nandipur Necklace Nandini Nandikeshwar 51. Lanka

Anklets Indrani Rakshaseshwar 52. Danteshwari Daant (Teeth) Danteshwari Kapalbhairv

The names of Bhairavs are not mentioned in other books except Tantra-Chudamani . All the Shakti-Peeths have secondary deity as Bhairav, besides the primary deity- Shakti. While having a darshan of Shakti-Peeth, a devotee should also have a darshan of Bhairav.

Locations
1. Hingula (Hinglaj) Devis mind or brain fell here and the idols are Devi as Kotari (Durga) and Shiva as Bhimlochan (Terrible eyed or the third eye). The location is towards 125 km from Karachi, Pakistan. 2. Sharkarare or Karavipur Devis three eyes fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahishmardini (Durga the destroyer of Mahishashur) and Shiva as Krodhish (the one who can be angry). It is near Karachi in Pakistan, by rail the nearest station is Parkai. 3. Jwalamukhi, Kangra, Devis tongue fell here and the idols are Devi as Ambika (Mother) and Shiva as Unmatta (Furious). This is located near Pathankot, H.P., Jwalamukhi Road. 4. Sugandha Devis nose fell here and idols are Devi as Sunanada (Pleasing) and Shiva as Traimbak (Rudra). In the state of Bengal near Barishal in Shivahri Karpur village Devis temple is located and Shivas temple is in a village called Ponabalia, nearest railway station is Jhalkati. 5. On Bhairabha mountain near Avanti Devis upper lips fell here and idols are Devi as Avanti (Modest) and Shiva as Lambakarna (Long eared one). It is located near Ujjain. 6. Attahas (laughter) Devis lower lips fell here and the idols are Devi as Fullara (Blooming) and Shiva as Bhairabhvishesya (Lord of the universe). The place is in Bengal near Birbhum. Image of Devi and the Shiva temple is next to the Devi temple. It is a major pilgrimage and tourist attraction. 7. Prabhas Devis stomach fell here and the idols are Devi as Chandrabhaga (Throne of the moon) and Shiva as Bakratunda (the one with the bent staff). This is near Mumbai where a launch goes to Bharoal which is near Prabhas. 8. Yanasthana Devis chin fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhramari (female Bumble bee or attendant of Durga) and Shiva as 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). 9. Godavari (river) Devis left cheek fell here and the idols are Viswamatuka (mother of the world) and Shiva as Dandapani (the one who holds a staff). 10. Gandaki (river) Devis right cheek fell here and the idols are Devi as Gandakichandi (the one who overcomes obstacles or Gandi) and Shiva as Chakrapani (Holder of the discus). Famous pilgrimage. 11. Suchidesha Devis upper teeth fell here and the idols are Devi as Narayani (the wife of Narayan) and Shiva as Sanghar. Panchasagar - Devis lower teeth fell here and the idols are Devi as Barahi and Shiva as Maharudra (the angry one). 12. Bhavanipur or Karota (river) Devis left seat or her clothing fell here and idols are Devi as Aparna (the one who ate nothing, not even leaves) and Shiva as Bhairabha (Destroyer of fear). The King of Nator and his grandson the Maharajah Ramakrishna used to meditate here. The seat, the yognakunda and five skulls are still here. In the month of Baisakha according to the Bengali calendar, there is a large fete or Mela here to celebrate Ramanavami or Deepanbita. 13.

Shriparvata or Shri mountain Devis right seat fell here and the idols are Devi as Shri Sunadari (beautiful) and Shiva as Sundaranand (the handsome one). 14. Karnat Devis two ears fell here and the idols are Devi as Jai Durga (the victoriuos Durga) and Shiva as Avirooka. 15. Vrindavana Devis hair fell here and idols are Devi as Uma (Devi) and Shiva as Bhootesh (or provider of all desires). Playgorund of Lord Krishna and the gopis. 16. Kirit Devis crown or headdress fell here and idols are Devi as Vimala (Pure) and Shiva as Sangbarta. Take the train to Ajimganj. The temples are on the shore of the ganges near Batnagar. (in Bangladesh ) 17. Shrihatta Devis nape of the neck fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahalakshmi (the goddess of prosperity and wife of Mahavishnu) and Shiva as Sarvananda (the one who makes everyone happy). Devis temple is Near Shrihatta town and Shivas temple is near Jainpur. Shivaratri and Ashokashtami are celebrated with a Mela (carnival). Take train from Calcutta to Goalanda and steamer to Kechuaganj. Then either take a boat or walk about five miles (6 koshas). 18. Nalhati Devis vocal pipe fell here and the idols are Devi as Kalika (Durga) and Shiva as Yogesh. By train from Howrah station. 19. Kashmir Devis neck fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahamaya (the great Illusion) and Shiva as Trisandhyasvar. The famous pilgrimage is Amarnath. There is a Shiva linga of glacial ice which expands and contracts with the seasons. 20. Ratnabali Devis right shoulder fell here and the idols are Devi as Kumari (Durga) and Shiva as Bhairabha (Remover of fear). 21. Mithila Devis left shoulder fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahadevi (Devi) and Shiva as Mahodara (the big belied one). This is near Janakpur station. 22. Chattagram (also called Chattal) Devis right arm fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhavani (Devi) and Shiva as Chandrashekhar (the one who has the moon as the crown). It is said that Mahadeva has himself pronounced that he will visit Chandrashekhar mountain regularly during Kali yuga. This is near Sitakunda station. This is in Bangladesh. 23. Manav Kschetra (Field) Devis right hand or palm fell her and the idols are Devi as Dakhchayani (Durga) and Shiva as Amar (Immortal). Take train from Howrah station to Guskar station and then a few miles to Kogram. Mahadeva is considered Siddhidayaka or provider of all wishes. 24. Ujjaini Devis elbows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mangalchandi (Durga) and Shiva as Kapilambar (one who wears the brown clothes). Shiva is siddhidayaka. 25. Manibandha Devis middle of the palms fell here and the idols are Devi as Gayatri (Saraswati) and Shiva as Sarvananda (the one who makes everyone happy). 26. Prayag (three rivers meet here) Devis ten fingers fell here and the idols are Devi as Lalita (beautiful). Another name is Alopi and Shiva as Bhava. Near Tribeni ghat there is Banitirtha ghat (Quay for boats). Allahabad is the train station. 27. Bahula Devis left arm fell here and the idols are Devi as Bahula (Abundant) and Shiva as Bhiruk (who is also Sarvasiddhadayaka). Arrive at Katoa rail station and then go to Ketugram which is a pilgrimage. 28. Jalandhar Devis right breast fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurmalini (Durga) and Shiva as Bhisan (Gruesome). Jwalamukhi is the nearby Tirtha and train goes from Delhi to Jalandhar. 29. Ramgiri (or Chitrakoot mountain) Devis left breast fell here (another opinion is that her Nala or Jaghanasti fell here) and the idols are Devi as Shibani (the wife of Shiva) and Shiva as Chanda. Near Bilaspur station and a walk of 2 miles. 30. Vaidyanath Devis heart fell here and the idols are Devi as Jaidurga (Victorious Durga) and Shiva as Vaidyanath. It is in Bihar. Joshidi is the train station. 31. Utkal, Orissa, Devis navel fell here and the idols are Devi as Vimala (the pure one) and Shiva as Jagannath (the ruler of the world). This is near the Jagannath temple of Puri in the state of Orissa. 32. Kanchidesh Devis skeleton fell here and the idols are Devi as Devagarbha and Shiva as Ruru. Bolpur station to Kopar river banks. There is a well for worship. 33. Kalmadhava Devis right hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali (another form of Durga) and Shiva as Asitananda. By praying to the Devi profusely pilgirms can obtain their desired objective. 34.

Sone (near Sone river) Devis left hips fell here and the idols are Devi as Narmada and Shiva as Vadrasen. 35. Kamakhya (or Kamroop) Devis yoni fell here and the idols are Devi as Kamakhya (personification of love) and Shiva as Umananda. This is near Gauhati in the state of Assam on the banks of the Brahmaputra (the son of Brahma) river. The temple is on top of the Nilachal Hill. This is a famous pilgrimage for women seeking fertility or love. The temple is supposedly built by Kamdev, the god of love. The Umananda temple is nearby in an islet on the river. It has many pet monkeys. 36. Nepal Devis two knees fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahashira and Shiva as Kapali. 37. Jayanti Devis left thigh fell here and the idols are Devi as Jayanti and Shiva as Kramadiswar. In Bengal near Sri Hatta. 38. Magadha Devis right thigh fell here and the idols are Devi as Sarvanandari and Shiva as Bomkesha. Inside Shrihatta at Jayantipargana near the base of the Kahshia mountain Devis legs are placed here. Srihatta to Kanairghat by boat and then walk 2 miles. In West Bengal. 39. Tripura Devis right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Tripurasundari and Shiva as Tripuresh. Devi is grantor of all wishes or Sarvavishta pradyani. 40. Khirgram Devis right toe fell here and the idols are Devi as Yogadaya and Shiva as Khirakantha. Take Eastern Indian Railway to Bardwhan station. Take Bardhwan Katoa Rail to Nigam station. Nigam station to Khirgram (village) is 2 miles. A mela (fete) is held during Baisakha Sankranti. 41. Kalighat (Kolkotta) Devis four small toes from her right foot fell here and the idols are Devi as Kali and Shiva as Nakulish or Nakuleswar. Famous pilgrimage located in Kolkotta in the state of West Bengal. Kali is a dark complexioned form of Shakti who has taste for blood and death. She rules over the cremation sites and is worshipped by devotees on a dark and moon less night. She is a popular deity of Bengal. kali is the female version of Kala or end of time. 42. Kurukchetra (or fields belonging to the Kuru family where the battle of the Mahbharata was fought between the Kurus and Pandus) Devis right ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Savitri or Sthanu and Shiva as Aswanath. 43. Bakreswar Devis mind or the centre of the brows fell here and the idols are Devi as Mahishamardini (the slayer of Mahishasur or Durga) and Shiva as Bakranath. Near Ahmedpur station. There are seven hot springs and also the Paphara (remover of sins) river. The Mahamuni Ashtabakra found enlightenment here. On Shivaratri (night) there is a grand Mela (fete) here. 44. Jessore Devis centre of the hands fell here and the idols are Jashoreswari and Shiva as Chanda (Moon or the one who holds the moon). 45. Nandipur Devis necklace fell here and the idols are Devi as Nandini and Shiva as Nandikishore. 46. Varanasi (Benaras) Devis earrings (Kundal) fell here and the idols are Devi as VishwaLakschmi (The provider of wealth to all) and Shiva as Kala (Time or the end of time). Famous pilgrimage in UP and one of the oldest cities in the world. The Puranas say that this city exists even after the Pralaya. 47. Kanashram or Kalikashram Devis back fell here and the idols are Devi as Sharvani and Shiva as Nimisha. 48. Lanka Her feet bells (Nupur) fell here and the idols are Devi as Indrakschi and Shiva as Rakchaseswara. Indrakschi was created and worshipped by Indra in person. 49. Virat Devis small toes of the feet fell here and idols are Devi as Ambika and Shiva as Amrita (nectar of immortality). 50. Bivasa Devis left ankle fell here and the idols are Devi as Bhimarupa and Shiva as Sarvananda. 51. Trisnota Devis left feet fell here and the idols are Devi as Vramari (Bumblebee) and Shiva as Iswar (God). On the banks of Tista river in Shalbari village in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal. 52. Danteshwari ( Kuldevi Of Baster State ), Dantewada Baster 80 km's from Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh.