18 Shakti peethas

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18 Shakti peethas

Postby Admin on Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:18 pm

Map showing the locations of these 18 Shakti temples

Bhramaramba /Srisailam
(Andhra pradesh)
Mahakali /Ujjain
(Madhya pradesh)
Jogulamba /Alampur
(Andhra pradesh)
Ekaveera /Mahur
(Maharashtra)
Manikyamba
(Andhra pradesh)
Maha lakshmi /Kolhapur
(Maharashtra)
Puruhutika /Pithapuram
(Andhra pradesh)
Girija /Biraja
(Orissa)
Kama rupini /Gauhati
(Assam)
Sankari
(Sri lanka)
Mangala gauri /Gaya
(Bihar)
Kamakshi /Kanchi
(Tamil nadu)
Vaishnavi /Jwalamukhi
(Himachal pradesh)
Shrinkhala
(West bengal)
Saraswati /Sarika /Srinagar
(Jammu&Kashmir)
Madhaveswari /Lalitha /Prayaga /Allahabad
(Uttar pradesh)
Chamundeswari /Mysore
(Karnataka)
Visalakshi /Kasi /Varanasi
(Uttar pradesh)

This list of Ashtadasa Shakti peethas is collected from a Shloka written by Adi Shankaracharya.

Lankayam shankaridevi , kamakshi kanchikapure /
Pradyumne shrinkhaladevi , chamunda kraunchapattane //

Alampure jogulamba , shrishaile bhramarambika /
Kolhapure mahalakshmi , mahurye ekavirika //

Ujjayinyam mahakali , pithikayam puruhutika /
Odhyane girijadevi , manikya dakshavatike //

Harikshetre kamarupi , prayage madhaveshvari /
Jvalayam vaishnavidevi , gaya mangalyagaurika //

Varanashyam vishalakshi , kashmire tu sarasvati /
Ashtadasha shaktipithani , yoginamapi durlabham //

Sayankale pathennityam , sarvashatrivinashanam /
Sarvarogaharam divyam , sarvasampatkaram shubham //
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Re: 18 Shakti peethas

Postby Siva on Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:11 pm

In this site there are different lists of shaktipeethas 18 shaktipeetas ,51 shaktipeethas
I have a doubt is there any specific importance for the numbers 18,51? if so what they are resembling?

Re: 18 Shakti peethas

Postby Srihari on Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:42 pm

Some people explain a Philosophical meaning for these numbers.

Panchasat (50) Shakti peethas resemble Panchast (50) matrikas (Sanskrit letters).
But we couldn't find a resemblance with the lists of 51 or 52.

Ashtadasa (18) Shakti peethas resemble few important letters out of 50:
a,i,u,am,ah,ka,ca,Ta,ta,pa,nga,nja,Na,na,ma,ya,sa,ksha.

Another logic for 18 Shakti peethas:
This is based on Sanskrit pronounciation:
(udatta+anudatta+swarita)*(hraswa+deergha+pluta)*(anunasika+niranunasika) [3*3*2] =18

3 1/2 Shakti peethas resemble the parts of devine OM:
A,U,M being the three and mmm... (ardha matra) being half.

But many different lists are present. There is no clear info on all of them which can satisfy every body.

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