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Is there an official list of Shaktipeeths? If yes, please provide the list and source.

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The official list of Śākta Pīṭhas is found in the Pīṭhanirṇaya. Sāktas consider it the most important text regarding the Śākta Pīṭhas. This text is also known as Mahāpīṭhanirūpaṇa. Fifty-one Pīṭhas are mentioned in that text along with other details like the name of the Bhairava etc. Here it is presented in the tabulated form.


No. Pitha Location* Anga Devi Bhairava
1 Hiṅgulā Hinglaj, Pakistan Brahmarandhra Koṭṭarī Bhīmalocona
2 Karavirā Maharashtra, India Trinetra Mahiṣamardinī Krodhīśa
3 Sugandhā Shri Sugandha Devi Mandir, Barishal, Bangladesh Nāsikā Sunandā Tryambaka
4 Kāśmīra Sarada Peeth, Pak Occupied Kashmir, India Kaṇṭha Mahāmāyā Trisandhyeśvara
5 Jvālāmukhī Himachal Pradesh, India Jihvā Siddhidā Unmatta
6 Jālandhara Pujab, India Stana Tripuramālinī Bhīṣaṇa
7 Vaidyanātha Jharkhand, India Hṛdaya Jayadurgā Vaidyanātha
8 Nepāla Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth (near Pashupatinath), Nepal Jānu Mahāmāyā Kapālī
9 Mānasa Kailas-Manas Sarobar, Tibet, China Dakṣina-hasta Dākṣāyaṇī Hara
10 Virajākṣetra Puri, Odisha, India Nābhi Vimalā Jagannātha
11 Gaṇḍakī Shree Muktinath Temple, Nepal Gaṇḍa Gaṇḍakī Cakrapāni
12 Bāhulā Ketugram, Burdwan, West Bengal, India Vāma-bāhu Bahulā Bhīruka
13 Ujanī Mangalkote, Burdwan, West Bengal, India Kūrpara Maṅgalācaṇḍī Kapileśvara
14 Caṭṭala Chandranath temple, Chittagong, Bangladesh Dakṣiṇa-bāhu Bhavānī Candraśekhara
15 Tripurā Tripura, India Dakṣiṇa-pāda Tripurasundarī Tripureśa
16 Trisrotā Trisrota Maa Bhramari Shakti peeth, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India Vāma-pāda Bhrāmarī Iśvara
17 Kāmagiri Kāmarūpa, Assam, India Yoni Kāmākhyā Umānanda
18 Yugādyā Jogadya temple, Khirgram, Mangolkote, Burdwan, West Bengal, India Dakṣina-pādāṅguṣṭha Yugādyā Kṣīrakhaṇḍa
19 Kālīpīṭha Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Dakṣiṇa-pādāṅguli Kālī Nakuleśa
20 Prayāga Uttar Pradesh, India Hast-āṅguli Lalitā Bhava
21 Jayantī Meghalaya, India Vāma-jaṅghā Jayantī Kramadīśvara
22 Kirīṭa or Kirīṭakoṇā Kiriteshwari Shaktipeeth, West Bengal, India Kirīṭā Bhuvaneśī Siddhirūpa
23 Maṇikarṇikā Varanasi, Uttara Pradesh, India Kuṇḍala Viśālākṣī Kāla
24 Kanyāśrama Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India Pṛṣṭha Sarvāṇī Nimiṣa
25 Kurukṣetra Shri Devikoop Bhadrakali Shaktipeeth, Haryana, India Dakṣiṇa-gulpha Sāvitrī Sthāṇu
26 Maṇiveda Gayatri Shakti Peeth (near Pushkar), Rajasthan Maṇibandha Gāyatrī Sarvānanda
27 Śriśaila ShriShri Mahalakshmi Bhairabi Griba Shaktipeeth, Sylhet, Bangladesh Grīvā Mahālakṣmī Saṃvarānanda
28 Kāñcī Kankalitala Mandir, Birbhum, West Bengal, India Kaṅkāla Devagarbhā Ruru
29 Kālamādhava Near Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India Nitamba Kālī Asitāṅga
30 Narmadā Near Kalmadhav, Madhya Pradesh, India Nitamba Śoṇā Bhadrasena
31 Rāmagiri Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India Stana Śivānī Caṇḍa
32 Vṛndāvana Uttar Pradesh, India Keśa Umā Bhūteśa
33 Śuci Tamilnadu, India Ūrdhva-danta Nārāyaṇī Saṃhāra
34 Pañcasāgara Maa Varahi Shakti Peeth, Uttar Pradesh, India Adho-danta Vārāhī Mahārudra
35 Karatoyātaṭa Shri Shri Aparna Shakti Peeth, Bhawanipur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh Vāma-karṇa Aparṇā Vāmana
36 Śrīparvata Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India Dakṣiṇa-karṇa Sundarī Sundarānanda
37 Vibhāsa Kapalini Bhimarupa Shakti Peeth, Tamluk, Medinipur, West Bengal, India Vāma-gulpha Bhīmarūpā Kapālī
38 Prabhāsa Shri Chandrabhaga Shaktipeeth, near Somnath, Gujrat, India Udara Candrabhāgā Vakratuṇḍa
39 Bhairavaparvata Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India Ūrdhv-oṣṭha Avantī Lambakarṇa
40 Janasthāna Nashik, Maharashtra, India Civuka Bhrāmarī Vikṛta
41 Godāvarītīra Kotilingala, Andhra Pradesh, India Vāma-gaṇḍa Viśveśi Viśveśa
42 Ratnāvalī Khanakul, Hooghly, West Bengal, India Dakṣiṇa-skandha Kumārī Śiva
43 Mithilā Mithila Shakti Peeth, Bahadurpur, near Dwarbhanga, Bihar, India Vāma-skandha Umā Mahodara
44 Nalāhāṭī Birbhum,West Bengal, India Nalā Kālī Yogīśa
45 Kālīghāṭa Shri Chamundeswari Temple, Mysuru, Karnataka, India Muṇḍa Jayadurgā Krodhiśa
46 Vakreśvara Birbhum, West Bengal, India Manas Mahiṣamardinī Vakranātha
47 Yaśora Jessoreshwari temple,Jessore,Khulna, Bangladesh Pāṇi Yaśoreśvarī Caṇḍa
48 Aṭṭahāsa Burdwan, West Bengal, India Oṣṭha Phullarā Viśveśa
49 Nandipura Nandikeshwari temple, Saithia, Birbhum, West Bengal, India Hāra Nandinī Nandikeśvara
50 Laṅkā Shri Thirukoneswaram Kovil, Trincomalee, Srilanka Nūpura Indrākṣī Rākṣaseśvara
51 Virāṭa Shri Ambika Shaktipeeth, Rajasthan, India Padāṅguli Ambikā Amṛta

*Locations are added by me using the sources mentioned below. In a few cases, alternate views are there regarding locations.

Reference -

  • The Śākta Pīṭhas by Dr D. C. Sirkar, published by Motilal Banarsidass. (Includes the Pīṭhanirṇaya text)
  • Mahatirtha Ekanno Pither Sandhane [In search of fifty-one Peethas] by Nighudananda (Bengali)

Locations of 51 Sakta Pithas - enter image description here

A zoomed in view of Sakta Pithas in Eastern India enter image description here

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    Nice effort. +10 :) Kudos for compiling it into a neat n clean table! Also, Is this work Pīṭhanirṇaya separately found online? Perhaps in archives or else? Or is the book you cite The Śākta Pīṭhas by Dr. D. C. Sirkar - is it available for free on the online platform?
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    @Vivikta Thanks. I think you can get it in the Internet archive. 2 days ago
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    @Vivikta Long back, I created a google earth file showing the locations of all the Saktapithas. I just added a couple of snapshots from that. But, it looks far better on the google earth interactive map. But, unfortunately, that cannot be embedded here. 2 days ago
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    @Vivikta If you want to know a bit more about the ancient four Pithas among these 51 Pithas, you can check out my answer to the following question hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/45144/… 2 days ago
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Nope, there isn't any official list of Shaktipeeth. Since due to kalpabhed, the few of them changes. Because, in the Sarasvata kalpa the deh of Sati is been cut into 108 parts thus 108 Shaktipeeth are mentioned per Devi Bhagwatam,7th Shaknda, 30th chapter,

Vyas said, "O Janamejaya! Thus I have mentioned to you the one hundred and eight pīthas (sacred places or seats of the Deity) and as many Devīs. Thus are mentioned all the seats of the Devīs and along with that, the chief places in India (the world). He who hears these excellent one hundred and eight names of the Devī as well as Her seats, gets himself freed from all sins and goes to the Loka of the Devī."

As per Peethnirnaya it's 51,the verse found is as follows, Ishwar says,

पञ्चाशदेकपीठानि एवं भैरवदेवताः । अङ्गप्रत्यङ्गपातेन विष्णुचक्रक्षतेन च ममाद्यवपुषो देव हिताय त्वयि कथ्यते ॥३॥ The Fifty One Shakti Peethas along with the Bhairava Devatas, created by falling of Body parts, being cut by the Chakra (Discus) of Vishnu, My Wonderful beginning (i.e. initial cause of manifestation in Shakti Peethas), is being spoken to you for the welfare of the Devas.

As per Shankara Samhita of Skanda Puran the list has 19 Shaktipeeths mentioned. Tantrachudamani states 68. And none of them is wrong, Since all these Purans r from different kalpas thus numbers too differ.

Some other sources to refer are, Shiva Purana, the Kalika Purana, the AshtaShakti.

But the Chatur MahaShaktipeeth are indeed same in all Kalpas.

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