Draksharamam Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple, Pancharama Shiva Temple at Draksharamam

Draksharamam Sri Bhimeshwara swamy temple, also known as Draksharama Bhimanatha swamy temple, is one of the Pancharama temples in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Draksharamam located at a distance of 28 kilometers from Kakinada, 50 kilometers from Rajahmundry, and 25 kilometers from Amalapuram. It was the abode of Daksha Prajapathi hence it has got […]

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

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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 […]

Gaya Mangala Gowri Temple, Mangala Gauri Shakti Peeth in Gaya Bihar

Gaya Mangala Gowri Temple in Bihar, mentioned in Padma Purana, Vayu Purana, and Agni Purana, is one of the Astadasa Shakti Peetha temples (18 prominent temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti). The present Mangala Gauri Temple dates back to 15th century. As per the legend of Shakti Peethas (Goddess Sati), the breast part of the Goddess […]

Trincomalee Shankari Temple Navaratri Puja (Sri Lanka)

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Durga Sharan Navaratri is one of the popular festivals celebrated at Shankari Devi Temple in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. In 2017, Navaratri at Shankari Devi Temple begins on September 21 with Kalasha Sthapana and ends on September 30 with Vijayadashami festival. Mostly South India and extensively Tamil tradition of worship is followed in this temple. Shankari […]

Goddess Girija Devi or Virija Devi Temple, Astadasa Shakti Peetham in Orissa

Goddess Girija Devi Temple in Jajpur, Odisha is a Shaktipeetha Temple. Girija Devi Temple is one of the Ashtadasha Shaktipeetha Temples. The 11th  Shakti Peetha, Jajpur was consecrated as Dakshayanis navel part fallen here. The presiding deity of Jajpur Asta dasha shakti peetha is Goddess Girija Devi. Goddess Girija Devi is also worshipped with various […]

Manikyamba Shakti Peetham in Drakshramam, Andhra Pradesh

The Manikyamba Temple in Drakshrama is located in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the important Shakti Peethas in India. The temple at Draksharama is also the place for the Pancharama Temple, Draksharama Bheemeshwara Swamy. The temple was constructed by the East Chalukyan king during the Ninth century. Legend has it that the […]

Asta Dasha Shakti Peethas Story, Origin: Ancient 18 Shakti Temples

The Puranas and other Hindu scriptures describe that Mother Goddess Shakti was consecrated in Asta Dasha Shakti Peethas (18 prominent temples). The origin or the story of Asta Dasha Shakti Peetha temples goes like this….. Once, King Daksha Prajapathi wanted to perform a Yagna. Except Lord Shiva he invited all the Gods and Sages. Despite […]