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Shakta Pithas

Skt., pitha; Altars, Seats or Thrones of Divine Female Energy

When arranging all pithas according to the frequency with which they occur when comparing eight different texts and/or traditions, the four highest scores represent those four mentioned in both the Hevajra Tantra (Buddhist) and the Kalika Purana (Hindu). It is therefore quite justified to give them the name mahapitha (Skt., great altar).

Next in this comparison come 6 more often named pithas also listed here. Most others occur only once or twice in these sources and can therefore be regarded as upapithas (minor altars); which is why they are not listed here.

name(s) of pithabody part
represented
associated
goddess
associated
god
locationnumber
/source
Kamakhya
Kamagiri
Kamarupa
Kubjika
mahamudra
yoni
Kamesvari
Kamakhya
Kamesvara East *1
Gauhati, Assam (Kamarupa)
4/4-HT
4/4-KP
3/7-KP
3/4-SM
1/5-NS
1/8
1/10
37/42
17/51
Uddiyana
Oddiyana

thighs
KatyayaniJagannatha West *1
Uddiyana
Swat Valley, Pakistan *2
2/4-HT
1/4-KP
2/7-KP
1/4-SM
7/8
4/10
1/18
27/42
Jalandhara
Jullendhar
Jalasaila
stana
breasts *3
right breast
Tripuramalini
Tripuranasini
Candi
Bhisana
Bhisan
Isana
Mahadeva
North *1
near Nagarkot, Punjab
31N 75E
1/4-HT
2/4-KP
5/7-KP
6/8
2/10
5/18
6/42
6/51
Purnagiri
Purnasaila
Purna

neck &
shoulders
PurnesvariMahanatha South *1
vicinity of Bombay
Maharashtra
3/4-HT
3/4-KP
6/7-KP
2/4-SM
3/10
Hingula
Hingulata
Hingulaya
brahmarandra
crown-aperture
fontanelle
Kottari
Kotarisa
Kottavi
Bhimalocana
Bibi Nani (GG Nana)
Hinglaj, Pakistan
25N 65E
3/5-NS
3/18
5/42
1/51
Sirihatta
Srihatta
Srisaila
griva
nape of neck ?
Mahalaksmi
Mahamaya
Samvarananda
Sarvananda
Sylhet, near Srihatta, Assam4/4-SM
2/5-NS
27/51
Devikuta
Devikotta
Devidaikotha

both feet
Mahabhaga
Banghar, Dinajpur, Bengal1/7-KP
8/8
2/18
Manikarnika
Varanasi
kundala
earrings (!)
VisalaksmiKala Varanasi (Benares)
Uttar Pradesh
5/10
6/18
23/51
Javalamukhi
Jvalanti
jihva
tongue
Ambika
Jvalamukhi
Siddhida
Unmatta Darang, Tahsil Dera Gopipur
Kangra, Punjab
31N 76E
6/10
7/42
5/51
Prayagahast-anguli
ten fingers ?
Lalita
Alopi
Bhava near Allahabad8/18
19/42
20/51