Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas are the 18 Shaktipeeth temples or prominent List of 18 Most Auspicious Goddess Shakti Temples (Astadasha Shakti Peethas). Astadasha Shakti Peethas story, katha, legend, origin of 18 Shakti temples. Daksha Yagna, Goddess Sati story of Astadasa Shakti Peetha. Which are the ‘must visit Shakti Peethas’in India? Check out this list with detailed information.

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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 her fathers recklessness towards her husband, Goddess Dakshayani went to the Yagna and got insulted. With anger and shame, she jumped into the Yagnagunda the sacred spot of Yagna and sacrificed her life.


With knowing this Lord Shiva became very ferocious and carried Dakshayanis dead body on his arms. Lord Shivas rudrathandava created a bit of deluge in all lokas.

To solve this great problem, Lord Vishnu slashed Goddess Dakshayanis dead body parts wqith his Sudrashana Chakra the sacred discus. And the parts were fallen all over the places.

The places where her body pars were fallen are worshipped as Astadasha Shakti Peethas 18 prominent temples of Mother Goddess — Shakti. According to some Hindu Mythology books, the total number of Shakti Peethams is And some more sacred texts describe that there are 51 prominet Goddess Shakti temples.

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

But most people believe that the 18 Shakti temples are most auspicious Shakti Peethams, which are also referred as Astadasha Shakti Peethas. Please post some more information about astadasha shakti peethas. Write Your Comment Cancel reply. June 21, at 8: April 16, at 6: June 4, at 4: June 14, at June 14, at 8: July 20, at August 3, at 9: August 18, at November 19, at