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Pilgrimages of West Bengal

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


Shakti Peethas:

1. Devi Phullara at Attahasa Shakti Peetha:

Devi Phullara, Attahasa, near Labhpur, Birbhum, West Bengal Devi Phullara temple, Attahasa, near Labhpur, Birbhum, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Ostha (Lips) fell at Attahasa where She is known as Phullara and the Bhairava is called Vishwesha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Attahasa Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Phullara temple in Attahasa, near Labhpur, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Labhpur is on the Ahmedpur - Katwa railway route.



2. Devi Bahula at Bahula Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bahula temple, Ketugram, Bardhaman, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Vama Bahu (Left Arm) fell at Bahula where She is known as Bahula and the Bhairava is called Bhiruka.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Bahula Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Bahula temple in the Ketugram village of the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. The place is near Katwa.



3. Devi Jaya Durga at Kalighata Shakti Peetha:

Puranic Event:
Devi's Munda (Head) fell at Kalighata where She is known as Jaya Durga and the Bhairava is called Krodhisha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Kalighata Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Jayadurga temple in Juranpur, Kaliganj block, in the Nadia district of West Bengal.



4. Devi Kalika at Kalipitha Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kali, Kalighat, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Daksha Pada Anguli (Fingers of Right Foot) fell at Kalipitha where She is known as Kalika and the Bhairava is called Nakuleesha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Kalipitha Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Kali temple at Kalighat in the Kolkata district of West Bengal. The Shakti Peetha is located within the city of Kolkata.



5. Devi Vimala at Kirita Shakti Peetha:

Devi Kiriteshwari, Dahapara, Murshidabad, West Bengal Devi Kiriteshwari temple, Dahapara, Murshidabad, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Kirita (Diadem) fell at Kirita where She is known as Vimala and the Bhairava is called Samvarta.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Kirita Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Kiriteshwari temple at Dahapara in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.



6. Devi Yugadaya at Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha:

Puranic Event:
Devi's Daksha Angushtha (Right Toe) fell at Kshiragrama where She is known as Yugadaya and the Bhairava is called Kshirakhandaka.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Yogadaya temple at Kshiragram village in Bardhaman district of West Bengal.



7. Devi Kalika at Nalahati Shakti Peetha:

Devi Nalateshwari, Nalahati, Birbhum, West Bengal Devi Nalateshwari temple, Nalahati, Birbhum, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Nalaa (Tubular Bone) fell at Nalahati where She is known as Kalika and the Bhairava is called Yogisha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Nalahati Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Nalateshwari temple in Nalahati, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.



8. Devi Nandini at Nandipura Shakti Peetha:

Devi Nandikeshwari temple, Sainthia, Birbhum, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Hara (Necklace) fell at Nandipura where She is known as Nandini and the Bhairava is called Nandikeshwara.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Nandipura Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Nandikeshwari temple in Sainthia, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The Sainthia town is located on the bank of river Mayurakshi.



9. Devi Bhramari at Trisrota Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bhramari, Shalbari, Falakata, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Devi Bhramari temple, Shalbari, Falakata, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Vama Pada (Left Foot) fell at Trisrota where She is known as Bhramari and the Bhairava is called Ishwara.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Trisrota Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Bhramari temple at Shalbari village, Falakata, in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The Shakti Peetha is located on the bank of river Tista (or Teesta).



10. Devi Mahishamardini at Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha:

Devi Mahishamardini temple, Bakreshwar, Birbhum, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Manas (Mind) fell at Vakreshwara where She is known as Mahishamardini and the Bhairava is called Vakranatha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha is identified with the Bakreshwar Shiva and Shakti temple, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal.



11. Devi Kapalini at Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha:

Devi Bargabhima, Tamluk, East Medinipur, West Bengal Puranic Event:
Devi's Vama Gulpha (Left Ankle) fell at Vibhashaka where She is known as Kapalini and the Bhairava is called Mahadeva.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Bargabhima Kali temple at Tamluk in the East Medinipur district of West Bengal.


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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 - Kerala - Tamil Nadu



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