Introduction to Five Shakti Peeths in Himachal Pradesh:
Out of 51 Shaktipeeths in India, Himachal is privileged to have 5 Shakti Peeths. It is believed that 51 different body parts of goddess Sati, wife of Lord Shiva fell in different regions of India and they were later worshipped as Shakti Peeths. Five Shakti Peeths in Himachal are as follows:
1. Chintpurni Temple in Una district.
2. Chamunda Temple in Kangra district.
3. Brijeshwari Temple in Kangra district.
4. Jwalaji Temple in Kangra district.
5. Naina Devi Temple in Bilaspur district.
History Behind Shakti Peeths in Himachal Pradesh:
It is believed that when one of the severed feet of Goddess Sati, fell in Chintpurni region of Himachal, it gave birth to this holy shrine in Chintpurni. Since then it became one of the Shakti Peeths in india.
The history behind Jwalaji temple is that the burning tongue of Goddess Sati fell in the Jwalamukhi region of Himachal Pradesh and since then a burning flame can be seen here which has been burning since then continuously.
The eyes of Goddess Sati fell in the Bilaspur region of Himachal Pradesh. As a result the place came to be known as Naina Devi and became one of the Shakti Peeths in Himachal.
It is believed that charred breast of Goddess Sati fell in the Kangra district and it gave birth to the Brijeshawri. Now Brijeshwari temple is also worshipped as one of the Shakti Peeths in India.