Eighteen Shakti Peeetams By Adi Shankaracharya

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Sati Devi, an incarnation of Shakti,immolated herself in the Yagna of her father Daksha Prajapathi for having insulted her Husband Lord Shiva,

After this, parts of her body fell into the earth at eighteen places.

These Eighteen places are the best to worship the Devi.

Adi Shankaracharya lists these Eighteen places in a Sloka.

Sri Adi Shankara Ashta Dasa (18) Shakthi peeetams Shloka:
Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane

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

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

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

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

Goddess Maha Kali in Ujjain Purhuthika in Peethika, Goddess Girija in Odhyana and…

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