Mahamaya Shakti Peeth

Important information

  • Location: Baltal Amarnath Trek, Forest Block, Anantnag, Pahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir 192230
  • Yatra Start Date : Approx 29th June 2019. (Actual Dates of Amarnath ji yatra 2019 has not been announced.)
  • Nearest Railway Station : Jammu Tawi Railway Station at a distance of nearly 178 kilometres from Mahamayi Shakti Peeth.
  • Nearest Airport : Jammu Airport a distance of nearly 69.7 kilometres from Mahamayi Shakti Peeth.
  • Yatra Start Places : Pehelgaam and Sonmarg Baltaal
  • Distance from Jammu : Pahalgaam is 315 kilometers from Jammu and Baltaal is aprox 400 kilometers from Jammu.
  • Yatra Months : July–August.
  • Walking distance: Pahalgam is 32 kilometers from Amarnath Temple and Baltaal is 14 kilometers from Mahamayi Shakti peeth.

Mahamayi Shakti peeth is one of the most prominent religious places for Hindus. This temple is situated on the Amarnath mountain of Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is believed that this temple is about 5000 thousand years old. In the holy cave of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir there is a glimpse of the snow-built Shivling. The snow-built Shakti Peetha is also natural made near this Shivling. This Shakti peeth is also called Parvati Peeth. This Shakti peeth is also called Parvati Peeth. The philosophy of this Shaktipeeth is only on the start of the journey of Amarnath. The journey of Arnath is very difficult; this journey is done by foot and horse. The road to travel is full of snow and stones.

This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mother. In this temple Shakti is worshiped as 'Mahamaya' and Bhairav ??is worshiped as ' Trisandhyasvar '. According to the Puranas, wherever the pieces of the sati, the clothes or the ornaments held, have fallen, wherever Shaktipeeth came into existence. They are called the most sacred shrines. These shrines are spread across the entire Indian subcontinent.

According to mythology, Goddess Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organised by her father King Daksheshwara. When Lord Shiva was running around the earth carrying her body then Lord Vishnu divided the body in 51 parts using his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘throat’ of Sati fell to this place.

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