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The merger is a must and this should be done at the earliest. --Bhadani 17:08, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


The article has been merged with Shakti Peeth. However, a lot of work is to be done to wikify the article properly.Each of the peethas should be clearly stated in terms of the present geographical location, at least intra-wiki links should link to proper geographical locations.--Dwaipayanc 10:07, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Need reviewing[edit]

Please note that "shakumbhari devi" is not a shakti pita. instead "Hinglaj" situated in Baluchistan in Pakistan is a shakti pith and the head or bramharandha fell there. this must be corrected. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) of 09.05.2006

Geo-locations with intra-wiki links[edit]

Today I have tried to provide the exact geo-locations with intra-wiki links as far as possible for the first 10 items. I propose to do the rest in phases. VMO 09:41, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Items 11 to 30 updated. I am working on the rest 11 items. VMO 03:33, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Items 31 to 51 updated. VMO 14:36, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

List is wrong[edit]

No where Tulja Bhavani (From Tuljapur of Maharashtra)is mentioned, As I read through a old book of shaktipitha wel published from haridwar in 1970s. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:56, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The list of shaktipeeths is completely wrong. It does not mention Vaishno Devi in Jammu, Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi in Haridwar and Naina Devi in Uttaranchal. There are many others which are not mentioned, but are commonly accepted as Shaktipeeths. I will assign a dubious assertion tag on the list in a few days, if a reputable ref. is not added.nids(♂) 19:29, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, nor can any list be completely right! By custom, usage and tradition many places of Shakti worship are called shakti peethas irrespective of the fact whether such places are mentioned in some grantha like Pithanirnaya tantra. Another tantra book the Shivacharita goes a step further to say that there are even 26 upa-peethas! In common parlance however any shakti worship-place — if energized by elevated sadhaka, for instance Dakshineswar Kali Temple due to Ramakrishna has become so popular — that people consider such places also as shakti sites. So, the list enumerated here is not exact and exhaustive but definitely not dubious and at the same time only what is normally accepted and given in the Vishuddha Siddhanta Panjika, a Bengali almanac published since 1890. You may add other sites also if you hold any better reference. That’s the beauty of wikipedia! VMO 09:42, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
i fully accept your argument that no list can be perfectly accurate. But there are temples which are undisputedly accepted as shakti peethas, like the Vaishno Devi. I am trying to get a better list. This list is too bengal-centric, (I am sorry but this is true). Moreover, I feel that it deserves a tag that this list is not accurate (and perhaps cant be).nids(♂) 09:51, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
I also do consider with great veneration that Vaishno Devi is a shaktipith. But without going into any controversy as to why and how, the given list is nothing but a list of places where Sati's limbs or ornaments fell on the earth. The sthalapurana of Vaishno Devi does not speak of any such incident and the Page in wikipedia is also silent. That's why perhaps, it was not included in the traditional list! And for being Bengal-centric, I am afraid that the list includes outside countries too. VMO 10:27, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Why are you afraid. The list only includes places of Ancient India.nids(♂) 10:36, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Its only Bengal centric because Banglapedia has the most reputable source cited on this page.Bakaman Bakatalk 16:30, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
I am afraid that the list includes outside countries too. What's exactly the problem here? The borders of the countries are modern creations, the peethas have been there for hundreds or thousands of years. And Baka is correct to point out why the list sees to be Bengal-centric. Banglapedia IS the most reputable source quoted here (it is a huge print enyclopedia, published by Asiatic Society). --Ragib 16:36, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

:::::Check out the second reference, no.39. It is not mentioned in the main article. I think that web list is much better than relying solely on banglapedia. Though, i am trying to get a better list.nids(♂) 16:48, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

nids may please note that the phrase I am afraid is not used in the sense of fear. It indicates the concernon bringing the question of Bengal-centric in this discussion. The present day boundaries have no relevance as rightly pointed out by Ragib VMO 17:24, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Hello friends, right now I am holding an annual number of the Kalyan, Shakti Upasana Ank, published in 1987 and dedicated to the worship of mother goddess in her aspect as shakti. The issue consists of more than 500 pages of roughly A4 size, and the issue has several related lists and information. I do agree with Ragib that the boundaries are of very recent creation, and everyone knows that tradition of worshipping mother goddess and Shaktis are thousands of years old. Swamijee's (VMO) comments are surely pertinent and relevant. The issue (the Kalyan) also talks about Vaishno Devi and all other places mentioned by nids. However, I think a real wikipedian does not end his work by pointing out mistakes or inconsistencies, but does real work by value addition, and I am sure that nids' shall add value to the page by adding appropraite contents. Regards to all. --Bhadani 16:18, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
I am sorry if my comments looked like criticism. I pointed out that the list is wrong becuase i felt so. I am not bumping my workload to others. I will try to find out a better source, but I thought it will be better if I make a comment on the talk page too, so that it comes in the attention of other wikipedians. I also think that we can assign a tag to the list, which will state that the list is not perrfectly accurate. I assume that it can never be because there are multiple place which claim the same ornament of Sati. Like for eyes, there is a temple mentioned in the current list, and there is one in Uttaranchal called Naina Devi. I also think (Personally) that this list varies from one region to other.nids(♂) 18:32, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Oh, your comments were all right, and the list surely varies from place to place. All interested editors should contribute to make the contents more useful. I also congratulate you on your interest in the matter. I did not mean any offence to you or to any other - we all are friends with a common goal. Regards. --Bhadani 18:55, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

My hearty thanks to Bhadani for tying up the loose ends amicably. Yes, with his keen interest in maintaining wikipedia spirit, he has transformed many issues of thorns into flowers. VMO 03:27, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Missing Shakti Peeth[edit]

Hi to all, I'm new to wikipedia and not much aware of its internals, but as today I went through this article, I found that KangdaDevi temple called 'Vajreshwari Devi temple' near Nagarkot / Pathankot is not listed here and is surely is an undisputed ShaktiPeeth, as per the legend the left breast of sati fell over there and is clearly mentioned in the temple itself and many other sources. Sharma-Shashank (talk) 07:05, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Reference text needed[edit]

What this article needs is relevant text quoted, if possible from Brahmanda Purana, which the article suggests contains the complete listings, all subsequent listing can be verified from Puranic texts, otherwise, there are no many more shrines, on the verge of claiming Shakti Peetha status, and with growing popularity many more will.--Ekabhishek (talk) 14:49, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

List Updation required[edit]

The list of shaktipeeths does not include the "Ratanpur – Shri Aadishakti Maa Mahamaya Devi ‘Shaktipeet'" that shall be updated. reference —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Where is "Tarapith" in the list of the "Shakti Peethas"?[edit]

"Tarapith" of Birbhum district of West Bengal is missing in the list of the Shakti Peethas. (talk) 06:22, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Four Adi Shakti Pithas[edit]

I could not find any references saying that the four mentioned are Adi Shakti Pithas. Kalika Purana lists 4 Pithas (see Vimala_Temple#In_Shakti_Pitha_lists): Vimala Puri, Kamakhya, Jalandhara and Purneshwar. But no proof they are called Adi Shakti Pithas. --Redtigerxyz Talk 05:20, 24 November 2012 (UTC)