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SHAKTI PEETH

After the completion of the oblation performed by Daksha, Lord Vishnu had severed the corpse of Sati (Parvati) with his ?Chakra?. Various organs scattered over different places. Later on these places where the organs had fallen, became famous as ?Shakti-Peetha?. The sanctity of these places has been described in the following way.

In the era of ?Satya?, Daksha once performed an oblation named Vrihaspati, with a desire of taking revenge with lord Shiva. Daksha was angry because his daughter Sati had married Shiva against his wishes. Daksha invited all the deities except Lord Shiva and Sati. This did not deter Sati from reaching at her father?s house. She expressed her desire to Lord Shiva. He (Shiva) tried his best to dissuade her from going but Sati was unrelenting. Shiva then allowed her to go escorted by his ?ganas? (followers).

But Sati being an uninvited guest was not given any respect. Moreover Daksha insulted Shiva, by calumniating him. Sati became sad by her husband?s dishonour. She gave up her life by jumping into the altar of oblation-fire.

When Lord Shiva heard about her death he became furious. He went to the place where Daksha was performing his oblation, along with his ?ganas? (followers). The oblation site was destroyed and Daksha was killed by his ?ganas?.

Lord Shiva then carried the dead-body of Sati and started wandering all over the place like a lunatic. Lord Vishnu severed the dead body with his chakra. Various organs fell at different place. These places became famous as ?Shakti-Peeth, in due course of time.

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,

 

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