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Sakthi Peetams (Temples)
Sakthi Peetams are local temples devoted to Goddess Adhiparasakthi. Each Sakthi Peetam has a resident statue of Adhiparasakthi which is similar to the original in Melmaruvathur. This is known as the Karuvarai Amma.
Unlike Hindu temples, there are no resident priests in the temple who are in charge of running it. Instead, devotees of the local mandram or mandrams in charge of the Sakthi Peetam take turns administering to all the needs of the temple and the people who visit. This is similar to the way the Siddhar Peetam in Melmaruvathur is administered. Each Sakthi Peetam undertakes numerable charitable activities for people in the local area.
Clicking on each Sakthi Peetam will take you to its web page with information and photos. The information in this section has not been updated for several years and does not represent the actual number and distribution of Sakthi Peetams in India. If you would like to add information on missing Sakthi Peetams please contact email@example.com
Only those Sakthi Peetams for which Kumbabisekam has been performed are listed above. This is the ceremony which accompanies placement of the steeple on the top of the temple and is the last ceremony performed following the foundation ceremony and installation of the Statue to Adhiparasakthi. This ceremony has not yet been performed for the main temple in Melmaruvathur.
Other Sakthi Peetams and Mandrams
If you have a webpage for your mandram or Sakthi Peetam we can add it to the list above. If you don't have a way to host your own homepage we provide space for any Mandram or Sakthi Peetam free of charge as a way for Mandrams and Sakthi Peetams throughout the world to post information on the internet. For details send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find other Mandrams, Sakthi Peetams or individuals involved in the movement you can look for them on our Frappr map or add your own information.
Last updated on Tue Feb 16 2010 at 10:27:20pm