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Pilgrimages of West Bengal

  1. Attahasa Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  2. Bahula Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  3. Kalighata Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  4. Kalipitha Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  5. Kirita Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  6. Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  7. Nalahati Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  8. Nandipura Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  9. Trisrota Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  10. Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha
  11. Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha: A Shakti Peetha


Attahasa Shakti Peetha:

Devi Phullara, Attahasa, near Labhpur, Birbhum Devi Phullara temple, Attahasa, near Labhpur, Birbhum - Shakti Peetha: Attahasa Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Phullara temple in Attahasa, near Labhpur, in the Birbhum district. Labhpur is on the Ahmedpur - Katwa railway route.

- Legend: According to legend the Ostha (Lips) of Devi had fallen at Attahasa. The Devi there is known as Phullara and Bhairava is known as Vishwesha.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Attahasa Shakti Peetha is located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Bahula Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bahula temple, Ketugram, Bardhaman - Shakti Peetha: Bahula Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Bahula temple in Ketugram village, in the Bardhaman district. The place is near Katwa.

- Legend: According to legend the Vama Bahu (Left Arm) of Devi had fallen at Bahula. The Devi there is known as Bahula and Bhairava is known as Bhiruka.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Bahula Shakti Peetha is located in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

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Kalighata Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kali - Shakti Peetha: Kalighata Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Jayadurga temple in Juranpur, Kaliganj block, in the Nadia district.

- Legend: According to legend the Munda (Head) of Devi had fallen at Kalighata. The Devi there is known as Jaya Durga and Bhairava is known as Krodhisha.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Kalighata Shakti Peetha is located in the Nadia district of West Bengal.

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Kalipitha Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kali, Kalighat - Shakti Peetha: Kalipitha Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Kali temple in Kalighat in Kolkata.

- Legend: According to legend the Daksha Pada Anguli (Fingers of Right Foot) of Devi had fallen at Kalipitha. The Devi there is known as Kalika and Bhairava is known as Nakuleesha.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Kalipitha Shakti Peetha is located in the Kolkata district of West Bengal.

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Kirita Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kiriteshwari, Dahapara, Murshidabad Devi Kiriteshwari temple, Dahapara, Murshidabad - Shakti Peetha: Kirita Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Kiriteshwari temple in Dahapara in the Murshidabad district.

- Legend: According to legend the Kirita (Diadem) of Devi had fallen at Kirita. The Devi there is known as Vimala and Bhairava is known as Samvarta.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Kirita Shakti Peetha is located in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal.

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Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha:

Devi - Shakti Peetha: Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Yogadaya temple in Kshiragram village in the Bardhaman district.

- Legend: According to legend the Daksha Angushtha (Right Toe) of Devi had fallen at Kshiragrama. The Devi there is known as Yugadaya and Bhairava is known as Kshirakhandaka.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha is located in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

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Nalahati Shakti Peetha:

Devi Nalateshwari, Nalahati, Birbhum Devi Nalateshwari temple, Nalahati, Birbhum - Shakti Peetha: Nalahati Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Nalateshwari temple in Nalahati in the Birbhum district.

- Legend: According to legend the Nalaa (Tubular Bone) of Devi had fallen at Nalahati. The Devi there is known as Kalika and Bhairava is known as Yogisha.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Nalahati Shakti Peetha is located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Nandipura Shakti Peetha:

Devi Nandikeshwari temple, Sainthia, Birbhum - Shakti Peetha: Nandipura Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Nandikeshwari temple in Sainthia in the Birbhum district. The Sainthia town is located on the bank of river Mayurakshi.

- Legend: According to legend the Hara (Necklace) of Devi had fallen at Nandipura. The Devi there is known as Nandini and Bhairava is known as Nandikeshwara.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Nandipura Shakti Peetha is located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Trisrota Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bhramari, Shalbari, Falakata, Jalpaiguri Devi Bhramari temple, Shalbari, Falakata, Jalpaiguri - Shakti Peetha: Trisrota Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Bhramari temple in Shalbari village, Falakata, in the Jalpaiguri district. The Shakti Peetha is located on the bank of river Teesta.

- Legend: According to legend the Vama Pada (Left Foot) of Devi had fallen at Trisrota. The Devi there is known as Bhramari and Bhairava is known as Ishwara.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Trisrota Shakti Peetha is located in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

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Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha:

Devi Mahishamardini temple, Bakreshwar, Birbhum - Shakti Peetha: Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Bakreshwar Shiva and Shakti temple in the Birbhum district.

- Legend: According to legend the Manas (Mind) of Devi had fallen at Vakreshwara. The Devi there is known as Mahishamardini and Bhairava is known as Vakranatha.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha is located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bargabhima, Tamluk, East Medinipur - Shakti Peetha: Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha is mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya texts. The Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Bargabhima Kali temple in Tamluk in the East Medinipur district.

- Legend: According to legend the Vama Gulpha (Left Ankle) of Devi had fallen at Vibhashaka. The Devi there is known as Kapalini and Bhairava is known as Mahadeva.
(Refer to the Shakti Peetha Stotram)

Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha is located in the East Medinipur district of West Bengal.

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Pilgrimages by States:

North India: Jammu and Kashmir - Himachal Pradesh - Uttarakhand - Punjab - Haryana - Rajasthan - Uttar Pradesh

West India: Gujarat - Maharashtra

Central India: Madhya Pradesh

East India: Assam - Meghalaya - Tripura - Jharkhand - Odisha - West Bengal

South India: Karnataka - Andhra Pradesh - Telangana - Kerala - Tamil Nadu



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