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Kshetras (Pilgrimages & Sacred Geography)


(A) North1 (Himalayas):

1. Ladakh:
Leh district: Sri Parvata Shakti Peetha [Devi Sri Sundari] → Trans Himalayan Range

2. Tibet:
Tibet: {Kailasha - Manasa Shakti Peetha [Devi Dakshayani]} → Trans Himalayan Range, Kailasha Mountain, Mansarovar Lake

(B) North2 (Himalayas):

1. Jammu & Kashmir:
Anantanag district: {Amarnath - Kashmira Shakti Peetha [Amarnath]} → Lidder Valley, Lidder River
Srinagar district: Sharika Devi - Shankaracharya TempleHari Parbat, Shankaracharya Hill
Ganderbal district: Kheer Bhawani
Reasi district: Vaishno DeviTrikuta Parvat
Udhampur district: Sudh Mahadev
PoK: Sharada Peeth

2. Himachal Pradesh:
Kangra district: Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga [Baijnath] - Jwalamukhi Shakti Peetha [Devi Jwalamukhi] - Vajreshwari Devi
Una district: Chintpurni
Bilaspur district: Naina Devi
Kullu district: Manikaran

3. Uttarakhand:
Haridwar district: Haridwar - Rishikesh
Tehri Garhwal district: Dev Prayag
Rudra Prayag district: Rudra Prayag - Kedarnatha Jyotirlinga [Kedarnath]
Chamoli district: Karna Prayag - Nanda Prayag - Vishnu Prayag - Joshimath - Badrikashrama
Uttarkashi district: Gangotri - Yamunotri
Almora district: Nageshwara Jyotirlinga [Jageshwar]

4. Nepal:
Kathmandu district: Pashupatinath - Nepala Shakti Peetha [Devi Guhyeshwari]
Mustang district: Mithila Shakti Peetha [Devi Uma] - {Muktinath - Gandaki Shakti Peetha [Gandaki Chandi]}

(C) North3 (Northern Plains, Ganga Plains):

1. Punjab:
Jalandhar district: Jalandhara Shakti Peetha [Devi Talab Mandir]

2. Haryana:
Kurukshetra district: {Kurukshetra - Kurukshetra Shakti Peetha [Devi Bhadrakali]} - Pehowa

3. Uttar Pradesh:
Mathura district: {Vraja Bhoomi - Mathura - Gokula - Vrindavana - Vrindavana Shakti Peetha [Devi Uma] - Govardhana}
Sitapur district: Naimisharanya
Ayodhya district: Ayodhya
Chitrakoot district: Chitrakoota - Ramagiri Shakti Peetha [Chitrakoot]
Prayagraj district: {Prayaga - Prayaga Shakti Peetha [Devi Alopi] [Devi Lalita]}
Varanasi district: {Kashi - Vishwanatha Jyotirlinga [Vishwanath] - Varanasi Shakti Peetha [Kashi Vishalakshi]}

4. Bihar:
Buxar district: Tataka Vanam
Buxar district: Siddhashrama [Vamaneshwar Dham]
Nalanda district: Nalanda - Girivraja [Rajgir]
Sitamarhi district: {Mithila [Sitamarhi]}
Gaya district: Gaya

(D) North4 (Rajasthan Plains, Desert):

1. Rajasthan:
Ajmer district: {Pushkara - Manivedaka Shakti Peetha [Pushkar Gayatri]}
Rajsamand district: Virata Shakti Peetha [Devi Ambika] - Nathdwara - Kankroli Dwarka
Jaipur district: Sambhar Shakambari
Sikar district: Sakrai Shakambari

2. Pakistan:
Lasbela district: Hingula Shakti Peetha [Devi Hinglaj]

(E) West: (Sea)

1. Gujarat:
Devbhoomi Dwarka district: Dwaraka - Nageshwara Jyotirlinga [Nageshwar]
Junagadh district: Prabhasa Kshetra - Somanatha Jyotirlinga [Somnath] - Prabhasa Shakti Peetha [Devi Chandrabhaga] - Dehotsarg Tirtha

(F) Central:

1. Madhya Pradesh:
Ujjain district: {Avanti [Ujjain] - Mahakaleshwara Jyotirlinga [Mahakaleshwar] - Bhairava Parvata Shakti Peetha [Devi Avantika] - Ujjayini Shakti Peetha [Devi Harsiddhi]}
Khandwa district: Omkareshwara Jyotirlinga [Omkareshwar]
Satna district: {Chitrakoota - Ramagiri Shakti Peetha [Maihar]}
Anuppur district: {Amarkantak - Narmada Shakti Peetha [Devi Sona]}

2. Maharashtra:
Nashik district: {Nashik - Panchavati - Janasthana - Tryambakeshwara Jyotirlinga [Tryambakeshwar] - Janasthana Shakti Peetha [Devi Saptashrungi]}
Pune district: Bhimashankara Jyotirlinga [Bhimashankar]
Hingoli district: Nageshwara Jyotirlinga [Aundha Nagnath]
Beed district: Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga [Parli Vaijnath]
Aurangabad district: Grishneshwara Jyotirlinga [Grishneshwar]
Kolhapur district: Karavira Shakti Peetha [Kohlapur Mahalakshmi]
Osmanabad district: Tulja Bhavani
Solapur district: Pandharpur
Pune, Ahmednagar, Raigad districts: Ashtavinayakas

3. Jharkhand:
Deogarh district: {Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga [Baidyanath Dham] - Vaidyanatha Shakti Peetha [Baidyanath Dham]}

4. Chhattisgarh:
Bastar division: Dandakaranya

(G) East:

1. Odisha:
Khordha district: Ekamravana [Bhubaneshwar]
Puri district: {Purushottama Kshetra [Puri] - Viraja Kshetra (Utkala) Shakti Peetha [Devi Vimala]}

2. West Bengal:
Kolkata district: Kalipitha Shakti Peetha [Kalighat]
North 24 Parganas district: Dakshineshwar Kali
East Medinipur district: Vibhashaka Shakti Peetha [Tamluk Bargabhima Kali]
Bardhaman district: Bahula Shakti Peetha [Ketugram Bahula] - Kshiragrama Shakti Peetha [Kshiragram Yugadya]
Nadia district: Kalighata Shakti Peetha [Juranpur Jaya Durga]
Birbhum district: Attahasa Shakti Peetha [Devi Phullara] - Vakreshwara Shakti Peetha [Bakreshwar Mahishamardini] - Nalahati Shakti Peetha [Devi Nalateshwari] - Nandipura Shakti Peetha [Sainthia Nandikeshwari]
Murshidabad district: Kirita Shakti Peetha [Dahapara Kiriteshwari]
Jalpaiguri district: Trisrota Shakti Peetha [Shalbari Bhramari]

3. Bangladesh:
Barishal district: Sugandha Shakti Peetha [Shikarpur Ugratara]
Chittagong district: Chattala Shakti Peetha [Sitakunda Bhavani]
Bogra district: Karatoya Shakti Peetha [Bhabanipur Aparna]
Satkhira district: Yashora Shakti Peetha [Ishwaripur Jashoreshwari Kali]

4. Meghalaya:
Jaintia Hills district: Jayanti Shakti Peetha [Nartiang Durga]

5. Assam:
Kamrup district: Kamagiri Shakti Peetha [Kamrup Kamakhya]

6. Arunachal Pradesh:

7. Nagaland:

8. Manipur:

9. Mizoram:

10. Tripura:
South Tripura district: Tripura Shakti Peetha [Matabari Mandir]

(H) South1:

1. Karnataka:
Udupi district: Kollur - Udupi
Chikmagalur district: Sringeri
Dakshina Kannada district: Dharmasthala
Mysore district: Nanjangud
Bagalkot district: Badami Banashankari

2. Telangana:
Adilabad district: Basar Gyana Saraswati
Karimnagar district: Kaleshwaram Maha Saraswati
Medak district: Wargal Vidya Saraswati

3. Andhra Pradesh:
Chittoor district: Venkatachala [Tirumala]
Kurnool district: Ahobilam - {Srishaila - Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga [Mallikarjun] - Srishaila Shakti Peetha [Devi Bhramaramba]}
East Godavari district: Godavari Tir Shakti Peetha [Devi Vishwesi]

4. Kerala:

5. Tamil Nadu:
Kanchipuram district: Kanchipuram - Kanchi Shakti Peetha [Kanchi Kamakshi]
Thiruvannamalai district: Arunachala
Ramanathapuram district: Rameshwara Jyotirlinga [Rameshwaram]
Kanyakumari district: Kanyashrama Shakti Peetha [Kanyakumari Bhagavathy] - Anala Shakti Peetha [Suchindram Narayani]

(I) South2:

1. Sri Lanka:
Lanka Shakti Peetha


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