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Pilgrimages of Tamil Nadu - Kanyakumari district

  1. Anala Shakti Peetha (Shakti Peetha)
  2. Kanyashrama Shakti Peetha (Shakti Peetha)


Devi Narayani at Anala Shakti Peetha:

Sthanumalayam temple, Suchindram, Tamil Nadu Puranic Event:
Devi's Urdhva Danta (Upper row of Teeth) fell at Anala where She is known as Narayani and the Bhairava is called Samhara.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Anala Shakti Peetha is identified with the Sthanumalayam temple at Suchindram in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

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Devi Sarvani at Kanyashrama Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu Devi Kanyakumari temple, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu Puranic Event:
Devi's Pristha (Back) fell at Kanyashrama where She is known as Sarvani and the Bhairava is called Nimisha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Kanyashrama Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Kanyakumari temple in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The Shakti Peetha is identified with the Bhadrakali shrine within the temple complex. Kanyakumari is at the southermost part of India where the three seas meet - Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and the Indian ocean.

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