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Shaktipeethas | Ethereal forms of the Divine Mother

Legend

Daksha, unhappy with his daughter Sati's marriage to Lord Shiva, refused to invite Shiva to the yagna he was performing. Relenting to Sati who wanted to visit her father, Shiva allowed his wife to go the yagna.  There, Daksha insulted Shiva. Unable to bear her father's disrespect towards her husband, Sati immolated herself. Shiva, in his wrathful form of Veerabhadra, destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha.The ire and grief of Shiva, manifeste...View more

Purpose

The Ashta Dasa Shaktipeetha stotram specifies that by worshipping the Goddess at various Shaktipeetha shrines,  all the enemies will be vanquished, the diseases cured, and much prosperity will be attained.

Yatra Preparations

Devotees should prepare for the journey based on the area they are visiting. Some of the shorter yatras does not need much preparation, while some others that include trekking through Himalayan terrain would require medical checkup and improving physical fitness before the trip.

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Area Covered

Across Indian Subcontinent.

Auspicious Days

Tuesdays and Fridays are considered auspicious in most Devi temples.

Best time to Travel

Most of the temples of Shakthipeetha can be visited around the year though most of the Yatra packages concentrate on the months of Aug-Nov, to beat the extreme summer and winter.

Darshan Info Clock Duration

Duration of the journey depends on the number of Shakthipeethas and the area covered. The Sadeteen Shakthipeetha yatra in Maharashtra(from Mumbai) can be covered in 4 to 5 days, while the Nav Shakthipeetha yatra through Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Orissa (from Delhi) is around 20 days. The Shakthipeethas of West Bengal (from Kolkotta) can  be covered in 4 days. Many tour operators cater Shakhipeetha shrine visit to the specification of the devotees.

Most of the Shakthipeethas in India can be reached by a combination of air/rail/road. Some like the Vaishno Devi  temple will require trekking. Some others, atop hills, will also have steps to climb. Palanquins or dolis are available for those who cannot climb in most of the temples.

Travel Method

Most of the Shakthipeethas in India can be reached by a combination of air/rail/road. Some like the Vaishno Devi  temple will require trekking. Some others, atop hills, will also have steps to climb. Palanquins or dolis are available for those who cannot climb in most of the temples.

Crowd Expected

Shakthpeethas are crowded during Navratri festival and on Tuesday and Friday which are important days in Devi temples.

Festivals

Navratri mahotsav is celebrated with pomp and fervour in the Shakthipeetha temples.
Devi deities are considered more powerful on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Must Haves

The journey should be planned according to the area visiting. Most of the travel around India, would need only light cotton clothing and conservative attire for temple visit. However, if the tour covers the regions of higher altitude, make sure to carry appropriate woollens.
Dehydration salt packets, light snacks, bottled water, first aid etc should be carried in the daypack.

Health Awarness

Some of the Shakthipeethas are in rural areas with not many medical facilities, so be sure to carry any special medications that you might need.

Climate

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