I must say that I was fortunate to have darshan of four sakthi peetams in one trip itself – all Her grace! Were these planned – no, absolutely not! It just happened! I am told that there are multiple versions of sakthi peetams…..
Here are the four we visited:
- Guhyeswari, Nepal
- Lake Manasarover – that lake itself is a sakthi peetam
- Goddess Lalitha @ Naimisharanyam
- Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
In Nepalgunj, we went to another temple Bageshwari Temple. They call it as a sakthi peetam (tongue of ambal) but others say that it is not a sakthi peetm.
It is interesting that there are only two sakthi peetams are in Tamilnadu – Kanchi Kamakshi and Suseendram – rest are all in North and I believe 1 or 2 are in Pakistan!!
I will try to do another write-up on Kailash Yatra with photos etc soon….
Although, we originally planned to make it a separate trip from Lucknow, we ended up visiting this place on our way back from Nepalgunj to Lucknow….
Following are the notes from a devi upasaka who led this yatra:
The above is the idol of kameshwara and kameshwari on pancha brahmasana. This is unique in the sense that all the pancha veeravali will be holding the seat in the straight line instead of depicting as four legs and the seat. The beauty of this idol is the anyonya bhava between kameshwara and kameshvari….they look at each other with a samarasya and this also depicts the samarasya of the sukshma – the shri yantra. The seating posture of kameshwari here is very similar to that of kamalamba at thiruvarur. Kamalaalaya is considered the true chintamani gruha ..thiruvaarur..in sanskrit is called shri nagaram..
Kamakshi Amman Temple – no need for any photos 🙂
Bagyeshwari Temple, Nepalgunj