The Śākta Pīṭhas
The holy places associated with the Mother Goddess and spread over various parts of the indian subcontinent have been popular pilgrim spots for a long time. According to some late Tantric texts ascribable to Eastern India, the number of such Sakta-Tirthas is fifty-one and the present monograph is a dissertation on the origin and development of this conception. Thus it is at the same time the study of a number of Tantric and other texts as well as of certain problems of Tantric religion and of historical geography. It is unique in its approach because Tantra Studies have not progressed satisfactorily so far on scientific lines.
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ancient appear Appendix Assam associated Bengal Bhairava Bhavani Bihar Birbhum District Burdwan District Calcutta celebrated cult Daksa deity Devi Devikotta devotees eastern India Father-god four Pithas Godavari goddess Himalayas Hiuen Tsang holy places Hooghly District identified infra Jajpur Jalandhara Jvalamukhi Kali Kalighat Kalika Kamakhya Kamarupa Kamesvara Kanyasrama Kapalikas Kashmir Kdlikd Krsnananda Agamavagisa Ksiragrama Kubjika later legend limbs Linga lists of Pithas Mahalaksmi Mahavidyas Malava Manibandha manuscripts modern Mohenjodaro mother mother-goddess Nila non-Aryan Odra original text Orissa Patala Pitha is located Pithanirnaya Pithas Plthas possibly Prana Prayaga Prdnatosanl pre-Aryan probably Punjab Purnagiri Purnananda quoted Ramatosana reference region river Rudra S'ivacarita sacrifice Saka Sakta Sakti Sarada Sati's seems Sircar Siva Siva Mahapitha Srihatta Sriparvata Srisaila suggests the reading supra Tantra Tantracuddmani Tantrasdra Tantric temple tirthas Tripura Uddiyana Ujjayini Upapitha Vaisnava Vakresvara Vangavasi Varanasi verse Vindhyavasini Viraja Visnu worship Yoni