During Chaitra Navratri, devotees visit temples in great numbers to worship Goddess Durga. Among the many forms of Maa Durga, one is Goddess Shakti. There are 51 Shakti Peethas in India that worship the goddess’s hands or feet etc. Today, let’s explore four renowned Shakti Peethas in South India where Navratri celebrations are observed with great zeal and devotion.  

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple is situated in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. According to mythology, this is where the ashes of Goddess Shakti fell. During Navratri, devotes flock here to seek the blessings of the Goddess. Moreover, there is also an idol of Goddess Parvati here. 

Sri Jogulamba Ammavari Temple

Sri Jogulamba Ammavari Temple is situated in the state of Telangana. According to a legend, it is where the upper teeth of Goddess Shakti fell. The temple holds great significance as it is located at the confluence of the Tungabhadra and Krishna rivers. During Navratri, a special fair is organized at this place. Tourists can also explore nearby places like Papanasi and the Sangameshwar Nav Brahma temple. 

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple is situated on top of a hill named Chamundi, approximately 15 kilometres away from Mysore. It is believed to be over 1500 years old. According to mythology, this is the site where the Goddess killed Mahishasura. Goddess Durga took the form of Chamunda to vanquish Mahishasura.

Sri Bhramaramba Ammavari Shakti Peetham

Sri Bhramaramba Ammavari Shakti Peetham is located in Andhra Pradesh. It is counted among India’s popular pilgrimage destinations. According to a legend, this is the site where the neck of Goddess Sati fell. Here, Maa Durga is worshipped in the form of Goddess Lakshmi. Especially during Navratri, devotees gather here in great numbers to seek blessings from Maa Durga.