Maha Shakti Peeths

Kalighat Temple


Rebuilt in 1809 on the site of a much older temple. Kalighat ( as it is also known ) is the actual temple from which Kalikata takes its name. According to legend, when Siva's wife's corpse was cut up, one of her fingers fell here. Since then it has been an important pilgrimage site.

This is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. The right toe of Dakshayani is said to have fallen here. The Shakti here is known as Kalika, while the Bhairava is Nakulesh. It is a very famous place and a pilgrimage for Shakta (Shiva and Durga/Kali/Shakti worshippers) followers within the Hindu religion.

Ambaji Temple


A magnificent shrine at the foothills of Aravalli mountain ranges, Ambaji Mata shrine surpasses all other Sakthipeeths with its antiquity and awesome rituals. Indeed it is one among the prestigious and landmark destinations in Gujarat. Believed to be one among the shakti peeths, Ambaji temple displays finest craftsmanship in its structural design.

Spectacular in every way, Ambaji shrine dates back to so many centuries and the popular belief is that it was the grace of this goddess helped Rukmini to get Krishna as her husband. It is also believed that the tonsorial ceremony of Lord Krishna took place before the sacred premises of Ambaji mata.

Kamakhya Temple


The Nilachal Hill situated at a distance of 7 km from Guwahati is of great historical, archeological as well as religious importance. This hill believed to be a 'Khasi' sacrificial site earlier, now has a group of ancient temples on the top; the largely eminent of them is the Kamakhya temple. The temple of Goddess Shakti or Kamakshya is the oldest and most revered centre for Shakti worship leading to the spread of the sect Tantrik Hinduism.

The temple was built by the king of the Koch Dynasty in 1565. Its architecture reflects the perfect form of the medieval architectural style. The temple was destroyed in the 16th century itself and was rebuilt in the 17th century by the king Nara Naryana of Cooch Bihar.