|All about Shakti:
The Indian system of beliefs worships the primeval source of energy Shakti - in the form of the mother Goddess
Devi. Variations of this worship are seen throughout the subcontinent.
||The Kanyakumari temple at the southernmost
tip of the Indian sub continent, enshrines Parvati as a child, and is rich in legends,
festivals and traditions.
|The Kamakshi Amman temple at Kanchipuram in
Tamilnadu is a vast and ancient temple complex, closely associated with the religious
leader Aadi Sankaracharya and the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
||The Kamakhya Devi temple in Assam in North Eastern
India is revered as one of the Shakti Peethams, and is visited by several, throughout the
||The Ambika or Ambaji shrine at Arasur in Gujarat is
considered to be one of the Shakti Peethams and is a popular pilgrimage site.
|The Kalikambal temple at Chennai in
Tamilnadu is visited by thousands throughout the year. The deity here is believed to
have been worshipped by Chattrapati Shivaji during his tour of the region.
||The Kalighat Kali
temple in Calcutta in Bengal, is one
of the most visited temples in Eastern India, and is regarded as one of the Shakti
Peethams of the Indian subcontinent.
temple at Kolhapur in
Maharashtra is revered as one of the Shakti Peethams of India.
temple at Tuljapur in Maharashtra
is closely connected with the great Maratha ruler Shivaji.
||The Vaishnao Devi temple in Jammu
is an ancient pilgrimage site accessed via an ardous trek through the Himalayas.
It is visited by thousands throughout the year.
|The Bhagawati temple
at Chotanikkara in Kerala is a well visited temple, enshrining Rajarajeswari a manifestation of Mahakali, Maha
Saraswati and Mahalakshmi.
||The Bhagawati temple
at Kodungallur in Kerala is an ancient one,
enshrining Kali - also believed to be a manifestation of Kannagi of the celebrated Tamil
built at Chamundi hills near
Mysore enshrines Chamundeswari the tutelary deity of the Maharajahs of Mysore.
shrine at Maangaadu near
Chennai is an ancient temple and a popularly visited one.
||Here is a collection of Shiva
temples in Tamilnadu where the Amman
(Ambaal or Devi) shrine is of significance.
|Karumaariamman at Tiruverkadu near
Chennai is a manifestation of the mother goddess Maariamman, held
in reverence throughout the southern state of Tamilnadu.
||The Maariamman shrine at Samayapuram
near Tiruchirappalli in Tamilnadu is an ancient one, attracting thousands
of pilgrims from all over the state.
|Mangala Gowri temple
at Gaya This Upa Shakti Peetha
temple enshrining Devi at Gaya is a center of tantric worship.
||Mookambika - Kollur:
Rich in legend and tradition, this temple at Kollur is closely associated with Adi
||Harashat mata Temple
at Abhaneri: In the village of Abhaneri
near Udaipur are several archeological remains from the yesteryears.