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Prayag Shakti Peeth, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Prayag Shakti Peeth, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India: The Shaktism

Prayag Shakti peeth

Prayag Shakti peeth is considered one of the 51 Shakti peeths famous in Hinduism. This Shakti peeth is situated on the confluence coast of Allahabad city (Prayag) within the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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 referred to as 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 Prayag Shakti peeth

The "fingers of both hands" of Mother Sati fell in the Prayag Shakti peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Lalita’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Bhava’.

The "fingers of both hands" of Mother Sati fell in the Prayag Shakti peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Lalita’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Bhava’.

Prayag 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.

• Prayag Shakti peeth is situated in Allahabad (ancient name 'Prayag') in Uttar Pradesh.
• There are differences regarding the places of this Shakti peeth in Allahabad.
• Here three temples are considered Shakti peeth and all three temples are of 'Lalita', the power of Prayag Shakti peeth.
• Sati's signature death occurred in Prayag.
• Mother's fingers are believed to have fallen at 'Akshayavat', 'Meerapur' and 'Alopi' places.
• The power of this Shakti peeth are 'Lalita' and Bhairav 'Bhava'.
• There is also a temple of 'Laliteshwar Mahadev' near the 'Kalyani-Lalitha Devi Temple' in Akshayavat Fort.
• Among the 108 Shakti Peethas mentioned in the Matsyapuran, the goddess here has been given the name 'Lalita'.

Prayag Shakti peeth Mythology

Prayag 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 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 Peetha.

The "fingers of both hands" of Mother Sati fell in the Prayag Shakti peeth. Here Mata Sati is known as ‘Lalita’ and Lord Shiva as ‘Bhava’.

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