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Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth, Godavari Coast, Andhra Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth, Godavari Coast, Andhra Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth

Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth is considered to be one of the 51 ShaktiPeeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti Peeth is situated at Kotilingeshwar on the banks of the Godavari River located in the Rajahmundry area in Kabur, Andhra Pradesh state.

According to the Puranas in Hinduism, wherever the body parts or ornaments of the goddess Sati fell, there they became Shakti Peeth. These Shakti Peeths are called very holy shrines, which are unfold all over the Indian subcontinent. These Shakti Peeths are very important from a religious point of view. The Devipuran describes 51 Shakti Peeths.


Significance of Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth

The "cheeks" of Mother Sati fell on the Shakti Peeth Godavari coast. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Rukmani’ (Vishveshwari) and Lord Shiva as ‘Vatsanabha’ (Dandapani).

Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. According to the Puranas of Hinduism, wherever the pieces of the part of Sati fell, the clothes or jewelery worn, Shakti Peeth came into existence. These are known as holy places of pilgrimage. These pilgrimage spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots.

• Andhra Pradesh has many temples, which are worshiped by Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh and Kartikeya (Subrahmanyam) etc. and many benches are here.

• The famous 'Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth' is situated on the banks of river Godavari in 'Kubbur' of Andhra Pradesh.

• It is believed that Sati's "Vamagand" (left cheek) collapsed here.

• Sati of this Shakti Peeth is ‘Vishveshwari’ or ‘Rukmini’ and Shiva is ‘Dandapani’.


Godavari Tat Shakti Peeth Mythology

Shakti Peeth Godavari Tat is one of the 51 Shakti peeths. According to religious texts, parts of Goddess Sati fell at all these places. 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 as a result of King Daksha didn't consider Lord Shiva as his equal. There was a variety of insult to Lord Shiva on the place of sacrifice, which Mata Sati could not bear and she fell into the Havan Kund there.

Lord Shankar came to find out about this, after which he reached there and took out the body of Mata Sati from Havan Kund and began doing 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 where it fell became the Shakti peeth.

The "cheeks" of Mother Sati fell on the Shakti Peeth Godavari coast. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Rukmani’ (Vishveshwari) and Lord Shiva as ‘Vatsanabha’ (Dandapani).

 

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