18 Shakti Peethas, Asta Dasa Shakti Peetha temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti

Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas are the 18 Shaktipeeth temples or prominent & most auspicious temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is believed that these temples are most ancient in Hinduism and considered as the heavenly abodes of the Goddess.

As per the legend of Sati Devi and Daksha Yagna, Goddess Sati’s slashed body parts were fallen all over the places and since then those holy places have become Shakti Peethas.

There are four Shakti Peethas in Andhra Pradesh; two each in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir; and one each in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Assam, West Bengal, and Bihar. Shankari Devi Shakti Peetham is located in Trincomali of Sri Lanka.

List of 18 Most Auspicious Goddess Shakti Temples (Astadasha Shakti Peethas):

  1. Trincoli or Trincomalee (Srilanka) – Shankari Devi
  2. Kanchi (Tamil Nadu) – Kamakshi Devi
  3. Pradyumna (Hugli – Kolkata ) – Shrunkala Devi
  4. Mysore (Karnataka) – Chamundi Devi
  5. Alampur (Andhra Pradesh) – Jogulamba
  6. Kolhapur (Maharashtra) – Mahalakshmi Devi
  7. Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh) – Bramaramba Devi
  8. Mahoor (Maharashtra) – Ekaveera devi
  9. Ujjaini (Madhya Pradesh) – Mata Mahakali
  10. Pithapuram (Andhra Pradesh) – Puruhutika Devi
  11. Jajpur (Orissa) – Girija Devi
  12. Draksharamam (Andhra Pradesh) – Mata Manikyamba
  13. Hari Kshetram (Assam) – Mata Kamarupika (Kamakhya Devi)
  14. Alahabad (Uttar Pradesh) – Madhaveshwari devi
  15. Jwala (Jammu) – Vaishnavi devi
  16. Gaya (Bihar) – Mangalya Gauri devi
  17. Kasi or Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) – Mata Vishalakshi
  18. Srinagar (Kashmir) – Mata Saraswati devi

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  1. sriram says:

    hi,

    just now i started researching all temples, give me some time i will help you how to reach there.

  2. Deepika says:

    Tirnconmalee shankari devi temple is in srilanka we have lot of packages for srilanka trip almost we can cover shankari devi temple ashoka vanam ravana cave manidweepam temple .. Manidweepam is one of the best temple i ever seen in my life everyone go n visit that temple that was really a fantastic temple in srilanka jaffna area

  3. M Krishna Simha mohan says:

    Sankari Devi is in TRinkomali in srilanka,near that one Siva temple tirukoneswara is there

  4. Rekha says:

    Hi i started visting all these temples, almost i covered 8 temples, i am unable to find the hugli that is srunkala devi temple… Can any of you please help to find it out

  5. M.Ramesh says:

    Can I get more details on Sankari Devi temple in Sri Lanka!!!

  6. M KRISHNA SIMHA MOHAN says:

    There are 4 sakti peetas in AP.1)srisailam -bhramarambika 2)alampur (now in telangana)- jogulamba 3)pithapuram -puruhutika 4)daksharamam – manikyamba

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  8. Narsimulu Akula says:

    Very Good Information. But Alampur Temple -Jogulamba Temple is now part Telangana , Please update the page.

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    Good and realistic information for all hindu devotees

  12. Jaiminikumar Oza says:

    Good information for the worshiper of Respected Mataji, Thanks

  13. Satyanarayanarao says:

    Every Hindu must visit all above temples at least once in life time….jai mataji…

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  61. K.BHASKER RAO says:

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    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      Mr Bhaskarrao,
      I’ve given reply on 02/ feb 13 in this same site.that may be helpful to you.
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  82. kapila says:

    astadasha shakti peetha stotram meaning , translation

    Goddess Shankari in Sri lanka,  Kamakshi in Kanchipuram,
    Goddess Shrinkhala in Pradyumna and Chamunda in Mysore

    Goddess Jogulamba in Alampur, Goddess Brhamarabika in Sri Shailam,
    Goddess Maha Lakshmi in Kolhapur and Goddess Eka veera in Mahur

    Goddess Maha Kali in Ujjain Purhuthika in Peethika,
    Goddess Girija in Odhyana and goddess Manikya  in the house of Daksha,

    Goddess Kama rupi in the temple of Vishnu, Goddess Madhevaswari in Allahabad,
    The flame gving Goddess in Jwala muki and Mangala Gouri in Gaya.

    Goddess Visalakshi in Varanasi, Goddess Saraswathi in Kashmir,
    Are the 18 houses of Shakthi , which are rare even to devas.

    If read in the evening daily , it leads to killing of all enemies,
    And also curing of all diseases and getting of all types of wealth.

  83. ashok says:

    Hi Kapila , thanks for providing the astadasa shakti peetha stotram, can you please provide the translation also if possible

    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      sankari devi at TRINKOMALI in Srilanka
      Kamakshidevi at Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu

      Srinkhaladevi at Panduva 100km fr Kolkatta
      Chamundeswari in Mysore
      Jogulamba in Alampur in Andhrapradesh
      Bhramaramba in Srisailam in Andhrapradesh
      Mahalakshmi in KOLHAPUR in Maharastra
      Ekavira devi at Mahore near Nanded in Maharastra
      Mahakali(also called as Harasiddi) at Ujjain in MP
      Puruhuthika at Pithapuram in Andhrapradesh
      Girijamata at odhyana Jajpur in Odissa
      Manikyamba at Draksharama in Andhrapradesh
      Kamaroopi at GOWAHATI in Assam
      Madhaveswari(Lalitha) at Allahabad UP
      jwalamukhi at Kangra in HP
      Mangalyagowri at GAYA in Bihar
      Visalakshi at Varanasi UP
      Saraswathi at 40km fr Srinagar in POK.

      thank you for your interest.

  84. Kapila says:

    Astadasa Shakti Peeth stotram


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

    Alampure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika /
    Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika //

    Ujjainyam Maha kali, Peethikayam Puruhutika /
    Odhyane Girija devi, Manikya Daksha vatike //

    Hari kshetre Kama rupi, Prayage Madhaveshwari /
    Jwalayam Vishnavi devi, Gaya Mangalya gourika //

    Varanasyam Vishalakshi, Kashmire tu Saraswati /
    Ashtadasha Shakti peethani, Yoginamapi durlabham //

    Sayamkale pathennityam, Sarva shatri vinashanam /
    Sarva roga haram divyam, Sarva sampatkaram shubham //

    this was given to us by the great sage shankaracharya

  85. ashok says:

    can you provide the 18 shakti peetha mantra from shankaracharya

  86. vijay says:

    is there any shakti peethas in telangana districts

    • Alampur Shakti says:

      Alampur shakti peetha godess is Jogulamba is in mahabood nagar district of telangana region in andhra pradesh

  87. naresh says:

    the kamakshi temple in kanchi is one the most happening shakti peethas in india. Everyday thousands of pilgrims come to the place and have darshan of the Devi

    • SRI KANCHI SAREE HOUSE says:

      kamakshi temple kanchipuram is excellent temple in kanchi… i think kanchipuram temple of kamakshi is one of the best ashtadasa shakti peethas

  88. ganapati says:

    do you have the shloka for the ashtadasa shakti peeth which was written by adi shankaracharya. Should we recite this everyday in puja . One of the priests i met said that we would get the benefits of visiting all the shakti peethas by just reciting this shloka

  89. guru says:

    is there actually shakti peeth in kashmir because last time i went to kashmir and asked many people but no one was aware of it or any other shakti peetha in kashmir. most people over there have no idea about indian temples. Even though it is saraswati shakti peeth

  90. ramya says:

    can you please post the 18 shakti peethas photos and also can we use this for worship at home and office. some people say that we should not keep chamundeshwari photo but however we have kamakshi temple kanchi photo in our house and we worship it daily

    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      Ramyaji, you can keep photo off any avathar off goddess lalitha.she is such a pleasent goddess.the person who prays Lalitha,chamundeswari or Kali, there will be lot off benifits which are mentioned in DEVIKHADGAMALA. If you have any difficulties or torture by any person, thefts, skudra effects like banamathi,chethabadi,all types of uncured diseases will be solved with in no time.those who do NAVAVARANA PUJA in DASARA with full belief you only feel the actual effects.so you can perform devi puja with out fear.if any one miscomunicated you about goddess you can cotact at any time. my no is 9701720004.thank you for your interest on goddess.

  91. srikanth says:

    does any one have the 18 shakti peethas map which will be useful for all devotees to travel. i would like to travel to all shakti peetas. is there any order in which we have to cover the places of worship in india or can we do in any random way as per convenience.

  92. Divya says:

    guruji,

    have you missed lankayam shankari devi temple in these astadasa shakti peethas in india or it names with different?

  93. sanjay says:

    among all these the most powerful shakti peetha is in assam which is dedicated to kamakhya devi. You have to visit it once in your lifetime to experience the vibration in the temple

  94. shiva says:

    Are there 18 shakti peethas in all countries or is it only in india we have these shakti peetas

  95. Pahal says:

    I heard that all these 18 shakti peetas not in india.. can you please give list of astadasha shakti peethas in india.

    • Rahul says:

      all these shakti peeth was in india but india split into many countries… before all these happens there was 18 shakti peeth india.

  96. Ajay says:

    Thanks for providing list of 18 shakti peethas. Every year i am visiting on shakti peetha. This year i go to Andhra Pradesh for visit srisialam shakti peetha of these 18 shakti peethas.

    http://104.155.204.4/vratas-pujas/durga-navratri-at-srisailam-bramarambika-mallikarjuna-swamy-temple/

  97. Shantaram E G says:

    Dear Sirs,
    Is there any travels who can arrange for the visit of all the 18 shakti peetas? If yes, can I have their contact details as we have a desire to visit those holy temples.
    Thanks,
    Shantaram
    Bangalore dated 16th Nov 2012

  98. R.Mukunda says:

    Pl let know the details of Saraswathi devi temple – one of the 18 Sakthi peetas in Srinagar – Kashmir.

  99. China Babu BOina says:

    Hi All: I went to Aalampur on sep 15 2012. I was my pleasure to share the memories of holy place of Aalampur Jogulamba devi’s temple.,located at bank of Tungabadra(Uttara Pravahani, also referred as Dakshina Kaasi) Mahaboob Nagar District, 200 km from Hyderabad.

    There are several Historical temples like Sangameswara , Navabramha Temples with remarkable architectural sklills as compared to Ramappa.Coming to Jogulamba temple is surrounded by water like Bramha temple in Chebrolu , Guntur District.

    In Aalampur temples were contructed like Konark Surya Bhagavan, according history those Architectures migrate from AP and constructed same structure in Konark.

    All tenmples were constructed using Sandstone.

    Facilities: There are cottages available from AP Tourism Haritha hotels and tiffin centres.

    Road Condition: Aalampur is well connected by roads from Kurnool and Hyderabad.

    Places to visit: Navabramha temples, Sangameswara temple, Architectural Museum and Tungabadra river.

    Speciality: Purohit’s in Sangameswara and Jogulamba temples were very expressive and they explained the history about temples and surroundins with great patience.

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  100. Murali B V G K says:

    I want to know what is the distance between hyderabad to alampuram jogulamba temple

    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      IT IS 215 KM FROM KURNOOL.IF YOU ARE GOING BY BUS, YOU TAKE TICKET UPTO KNL AND GET DOWN AT ALAMPUR CROSS ROADS. OR GO TO KNL. THERE ARE BUSSES FOR EVERY 15 MINUTES.IT IS 25 KM FROM KNL.

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST TO VISIT SUCH HOLY PLACES.IT IS OUR LUCK THERE ARE 4 PEETHAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH.1)PITHAPURAM 2)draksha ramam 3)Srisailam 4)Alampur.

    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      IT IS 215 KM FROM hyderabad.IF YOU ARE GOING BY BUS, YOU TAKE TICKET UPTO KNL AND GET DOWN AT ALAMPUR CROSS ROADS. OR GO TO KNL. THERE ARE BUSSES FOR EVERY 15 MINUTES.IT IS 25 KM FROM KNL.

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST TO VISIT SUCH HOLY PLACES.IT IS OUR LUCK THERE ARE 4 PEETHAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH.1)PITHAPURAM 2)draksha ramam 3)Srisailam 4)Alampur.

  101. M.S Raja Rao, Bellary, Karnataka says:

    It is very happy to me that i know these 18 shakti peetas and i really very happy that i lived in this godess place and i am very proud to be an indian

  102. MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

    it is very happy meet you in this web.I visited 11 peethas.now a days any one can visit
    only 15 places.there is no correct information about srinkhala devi,saraswathi devi.
    in trikomali also there is no temple.can you give correct information about this 3 places.

  103. shiva kumar says:

    im really very much happy to know details abt the”mata”s temples

  104. nagesh says:

    I want to know what is the distance from Jammu to Srinagar to visit saraswati temple

    • MKS MOHAN Sarma,hyd. says:

      saraswati peeth is not in srinagar it is away from srinagar which is in POK. any one can visit only 15 peethas. 1)pradumne there is no temple at present. only smalll monument is there. there is no idol. it is at pandua near kolkatta.
      2)In trinkomali also,the temple is not there.

      MKS MOHAN SARMA
      HYDERABAD.
      9701720004