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Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth

Kalmadhav Shakti Peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti Peeth is in a cave near the river Shon situated at a place called Kalamadhav, in Amarkantak, Shahdol district of Madhya 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, that are spread 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 Kalamadhav Shakti Peeth

The "left buttock" (hip) of Mother Sati fell in Kalamadhav Shakti Peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Kali’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Asitang’.

Kalamadhav 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 jewelry worn, Shakti Peeth came into existence. These are called holy places of pilgrimage. These pilgrimage spots are spread across the Indian subcontinent. The Devi Purana describes the 51 pilgrim spots.

Doubt has been expressed about the definite location of this Shakti Peeth, then it's believed to be situated in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh state.

• The "Left Nitamb" of Sati was demolished in Kalamadhav.
• Sati is 'Kali' and Shiva is 'Asitang'.
• From Tantra Chudamani, only the buttocks and power and Bhairav are known.

Kalamadhav Shakti Peeth Mythology

Kalamadhav Shakti Peeth 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 complete 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 "left buttock" (hip) of Mother Sati fell in Kalamadhav Shakti Peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Kali’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Asitang’.

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