Chaitra Navratri 2023: Chaitra Navratri is starting from 22 March i.e. tomorrow, these holy nine days of Navratri are considered best for the worship of Maa Durga. During this, 9 forms of Maa Durga are worshipped, this auspicious festival ends with Havan on Navami day and immersion of idol of Maa Durga. According to Hindu scriptures, there are 51 Shaktipeeths of Maa Durga. Devotees throng these Shaktipeeths during Navratri. All the devotees go to these holy places to visit Mata, so in today’s article, you will know what is the mythology related to Shaktipeeths, as well as where the main 9 Shaktipeeths of Mata Rani are located in India.
Know the mythology related to Shaktipeeths
According to the legend associated with the Shaktipeeths of Mata Rani, Lord Shiva was wandering on the earth mourning the dead body of Mata Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha. Due to the absence of Lord Shiva, an imbalance had arisen in the functioning of the universe. Because of which Lord Vishnu cut the dead body of Mata Sati into pieces with Sudarshan Chakra to calm the anger of Lord Shiva. Due to this whole incident, wherever the body parts and ornaments of Mata Sati fell, those places became famous as Shaktipeeth.
Let us now know where the main 9 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati are present.
Kali Ghat Temple
The Kalighat Temple located in Kolkata, West Bengal is very famous across the country. Please tell that when Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra on Maa Sati, four toes of her feet fell at this place.
Temple of Ambaji
Ambaji Temple is situated on the hills of Danta Taluka of Banaskantha district situated on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is said about this temple that the heart of Mother Sati had fallen here. During Navratri, there is an influx of devotees for worship here.
Harsiddhi Mata Temple
Har Siddhi Temple located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh is one of the major Shaktipeeths. This temple is near the Mahakal Jyotirlinga, it is said that the left hand and upper part of the lips of Maa Sati had fallen here. Devotees throng this temple on the occasion of Navratri.
Jwala Devi Temple
The temple of Jwala Devi is situated in the middle of Kalidhar hill in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. There is always a crowd of devotees here, it is said that the eyes of Maa Sati had fallen at this place.
Kamakhya Devi Temple
The temple of Kamakhya Devi is located in Guwahati, Assam. It is believed that the vaginal part of Maa Sati fell here. This is the reason why Yoni worship is recognized at this place.
Dedicated to Maa Tara Devi in Birbhul, West Bengal. It is said that the eyes of Maa Sati fell here. For this reason it was named Tarapeeth. Although in ancient times the name of this temple was Chandipur.
Naina Devi Temple
Maa Naina Devi Temple is present in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, very famous for its mythological history. It is said that the eyes of Maa Sati had fallen here, due to which the temple was named Naina Devi Temple.
Shri Vajreshwari Devi Temple
This temple located in Himachal Pradesh is one of the major 9 Shaktipeeths. It is said that the left breastbone of Maa Sati fell at this place. The power that manifested when the breast part fell is called Vrajeshwari.
This temple of Mahalakshmi located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra is very famous all over the country. It is said that the Trinetra of Maa Sati had fallen at this place. This temple is also famous because here once in a year the rays of the sun fall directly on the idol of the goddess.