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Shri Parvat Shakti Peeth, Ladakh, Kashmir, India: The Shaktism

Shri Parvat Shakti Peeth, Ladakh, Kashmir, India: The Shaktism

Shri Parvat Shakti Peeth, Ladakh

Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth is considered one of many 51 Shaktipeeths famous in Hinduism. There is a difference of opinion among scholars regarding this Shaktipeeth. Some scholars believe that the original site of this Peeth is Ladakh, while some believe that this Shaktipeeth is located in Jaunpur, 4 kilometers south-west (Nairatikon) of Silhat in the state of Assam.

According to the Puranas in Hinduism, wherever the body parts or ornaments of the goddess Sati fell, there they became Shaktipeeth. These Shaktipeeths are known as very holy shrines, that are unfold all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shaktipeeths are very important from a religious point of view.

Worshiped by Locals

There is a difference of opinion concerning the place of origin of this Shaktipeeth. Kali temple positioned in Leh district of Ladakh region is worshiped by locals as a Shaktipeeth. It is believed that this temple is about 800 years previous. In this temple  a huge statue of Goddess Kali is enshrined .

According to ancient facts, in the sacrificial fire performed by her father Dakshevara,  Goddess Sati sacrificed her life, when Lord Shankar was circulating entire universe carrying the dead body of Goddess Sati.

Was divided into 51 parts, out of which Sati's right foot anklet fell at this place. In Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth all of the festivals are celebrated, especially in Durga Puja and Navratri, special worship is organized. It is decorated with flowers and lights on this festival. The temple brings peace to the  minds of the devotees.

Mythological Facts About Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth

Out of 51 Shaktipeeths Shri Parvat Shaktipeeth is one of them . According to spiritual texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell in any respect these locations. According to the legend, a yajna was organized by King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva, during which King Daksha didn't send invitations to Lord Shiva and Mother Sati, because King Daksha take Lord Shiva as his equal. Mother Sati discovered it very bad.

She reached the yagna without calling. There was a lot of insult to Lord Shiva at the place of sacrifice, which Mata Sati could not tolerate, and she fell into the Havan Kund there. Lord Shankar came to know about this, after which he went there and grab the body of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and started Tandava, which caused upheaval in the entire universe.

To save the entire universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Mata Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the limb the place it fell became the Shakti Peetha. The "Dakshin Talp" (temple) of Mata Sati fell in Sri Parvat Shaktipeeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Sri Sundari’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Sundarananda’.

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