Hi Veena, Welcome to Shakti devotees forum.
You raised a question, which requires very exhaustive answer. Let us examine it carefully...
Mountains that are sacred to Devi:
All places of worship of Devi located on mountains. This list may also include the places sacred to other deities like lord Shiva, lord Ganesh and lord Vishnu.
Mountains that are said to be Devi herself:
??? Strictly speaking, as far as my knowledge goes, no mountain is called by a female name. Of-course, earth itself is our holy mother.
Mountains where Devi resides:
Starting from Vindhyavasini and Parvati, there are innumerable forms of Devi, which are famous by the names of mountains where they are present.
There is an interesting discussion between Himavanta and Devi, regarding the favorite places of her worship. Once Himavanta did a great penance for Devi. She appeared before him and told about her future incarnation as Parvati in his wife. But Himavanta was afraid of this boon. He reminded the mistake done by Daksha and prąyed Jaganmata to give suitable knowledge to take care of her in a proper way. Devi taught him "Devi gita
" in which she explained various modes of her Sadhana, including favorite places of her worship and important Vratas.Sarvaṃ dṛśyaṃ mama sthānaṃ sarve kālā vratātmakāḥ
utsavāssarvakāleṣu yatohaṃ sarvarūpiṇī
All places in this world are mine, and I can be worshiped all time. I'm the Omni.
But, to please my devotees I'm telling a few important places...
She gives a big list, out of them, more than half are on hills or mountains.
But, the Kamakhya Shaktipeeth
on Nilachal hill is incomparable. It is located near Guwahati in the state of Assam.The Kamakhya Yoni Mandalam of Srimat Tripura Bhairavi is the jewel in the sacred places of earth. It is the abode of Mahamaya, no other place in this earth is comparable to it. Once in every twelve months Devi goes into menstrual cycle. There, all the gods became as hills and reside on hills. The wise know that the entire land there is Devi herself. No other place is comparable to Kamakhya Yoni Mandala.
- Devi Bhagavata, 7th Skanda, 38th Adhyaya, 15-18 ShlokasAmbubachi Mela (The period of annual menstruation of Devi Kamakhya) is coming in two weeks. It starts in the evening of 22nd June, every year. The temple will be closed for three days, i.e, 23rd 24th and 25th, and reopened in the morning of 26th. Devotees are allowed for Darshan from noon, after the main Puja by priests.