It is a matter of earlier times that Dakshaprajapati worshiped Bhagwati Jagadamba and got her as his daughter. The name of this incarnation of Devi was called Sati, Daksha later married off his daughter Sati to Lord Shiva. But due to the sinful act of earlier times, Daksha Prajapati had a hatred against Lord Shiva and Goddess Sati. Due to this malice, Daksha Prajapati did not call Shiva and Sati in his yagya. Due to love for her father , Goddess Sati went to that yagna without inviting.
Goddess Sati sacrificed her body to show Satidharma, seeing the insult of her husband Lord Shiva in the Yajna. Hearing this, the wrath of Lord Shiva was awakened and his another form Veerabhadra, came with Mahakali and killed Daksha and destroyed dakshas ygnya. After this Brahma and all other deites went to the shelter of Lord Shiva. Then Lord Shiva the ocean of compassion brought a goat’s head and put it on Prajapati Daksha’s head and brought him back to life.
After resurrecting Daksha, Lord Shiva started roaming around the world with the body of Goddess Sati. Seeing this sorrow of Lord Shiva, all the gods and Brahma got terrorized. Then Lord Vishnu cut the body of Goddess Sati from his Sudarshan Chakra. Pieces of the body of Bhagwati Sati fell in many places on the earth, the forms of Lord Shiva also appeared in those places. The place where Bhagwati Jagdamba’s body parts fell, all these places later came to be called Siddha Peeth.
These Peetha of Bhagwati Jagdamba are very holy ,whose mere remembrance can liberate a person from sins. The description of the places,where the men who want success and those who want to be blessed by Goddess should visit and worship of Goddess . The face of Gauri fell in Varanasi, so the name of the goddess who resides in that place is Vishalakshi. In the Naimisharanya region, the goddess sitting residing with name ‘Lingadharini’ became famous. The goddess called Lalita resides in Prayag, Kamuki on the Gandhamadan mountain, Kumuda in the Manas, Vishwakama in the south and Bhagwati Vishwakama Prapurani in the north.
On Gomant resides Gomti and the one residing on Mandarachal is known as Kamacharani. In Chaitratha, the goddesses has been called ‘Madottakata’, Jayanti in Hastinapur, in Kanyakubja Gauri ‘and on Malayala Rambha. On Ekamra peeth she is called Kirtimati. She became famous as ‘Vishveshwari’ in the vishwa pitha and ‘Purhuta’ in Pushkar. In the Kedarpeet she is known as Sanmargadayini , in ‘Himavan peetam’ Manda and in Gokarna Peetha Bhadarkarnika – these are the names of Devi. The fame of the goddess is ‘Bhavani’ in Sthaneshwari peeth, Bilvapatrika in Bilvakpeeth, on Srisaila Madhavi and on Bhadreshwar peeth Bhadra.
In Varahpeet, she is called ‘Jaya’, in Kamalalaya Peetha, in Kamala,in Rudrakot Rudrani, and in Kaleshwar, she is called ‘Kali’. She has been called ‘Mahadevi in Shalagrampeet, Jalpriya in Shivling’, Kapila in Mahalinga, Mukuteshwari in Makot, ‘Kumari, in Santhanpeeth, Lalitambika in Mayapuri, Mangala in Gaya and Vimala in Purushottampeeth.
‘Utpalakshi’ in Sahasraksha, Mahottapala in Hiranyaksha, ‘Amoghakshi’ in Visakha, ‘Padala in Pundravardhanpeet’, Narayani in Suparshwa, Rudrasundari in Chitrakoot. Vipula in Vipulkshetra ‘,in Malayala Bhagwati’ Kalyani ‘, on Sahyadri hill Ekveera’, on Harishchandrapeeta Chandrika ‘, in Ramatirtha’ Ramana ‘, in Yamuna-Peetha Mrigavati. Kotvi in Madhava vana, Sugandha in Kotitirtha, Trisandhya in Godavari, Ratipriya in Gangadwar, Shubhananda in Sivakunda, ‘Nandini’ in Devikataratpeetha, Rukmini in Dwarka, Radha in Vrindavan ‘,’ Devki ‘in Mathura, Parmeshwari in Patala “
‘Vindhyavasini’ on Vindhyachal mountain, Mahalakshmi in Kar-Veerakshetra, Devi “Uma ‘in Vinayakshetra, Arogya in Baidyanath-Dham, Maheshwari in Mahakalpit, Abhaya in Uthanathirtha, Nittamba on Vindhya hill, Mandvi in Maandavi tirtha and she is famous as swaha in Maheshwari puru she is known by the name of’ Panda ‘in Vindhyapatha. ‘,’ Chandika ‘in Amarkantak, in Someshwar peetha she is known as Vararoha, in Prabhakshetra she is known as Pushkaravati, Deity in Saraswatiratirth and Paravara in the peeta called Shore’, she became famous.
Mahabhaga in Mahalaya ‘, Pingaleshwari in Piyoshni, Sinhaka in Kartacharatirtha’, Atishashakari in Kartikkshetra ‘, Utpala in Varkakatirtha, Lola on Subhadra and Shonake Sangam’, Mata ‘Lakshmi’ in Siddhavan, Anaga in Bharata shramarthirtha, Vishwamukhi on ‘Jalandhar Parvat’, ‘Tara’ on kishkindha Mount ,pushti in devdaru forest.in kashmir she became famous as Megha, on Himadri hill she is known as Bhima, ‘Tushti’ in Visvesvarakshetra, ‘Shuddhi’ in Kapalamochanatirtha, Mother in Shankodwadartirtha and Dhriti in Pindarakirtirtha.
‘Kala on the banks of river Chandrabhaga, Shiv Dharini in the area called Achod, Amrita on the banks of the river Vena’, ‘Urvashi in Badrivan, Oushadhi in North Kurupradesh,’ Kushodaka in Kushdweep, Manmatha on Hemkut mountain ‘, Satyavadini in Kumudavan,’ Vandaniya ‘in Vaishnayatriya area, in Ashwathithith Goddess Shiva was popularly known as ‘Parvati’, Indrani in Devlok, Saraswati in Brahmaloka, Prabha in the image of Surya, among great satis she is known as Arundhati and among Rambha and other Apsaras the goddesses,is known as ‘Tilottama’. The goddess who always sits in the mind of all beings, is called ‘Brahmakala’.
These are the one hundred and eight Shaktipeeths of Bhagwati Jagdamba and their names are helpful in removal of sins of human beings.
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