One of the 52 legendary Shakti Peethas is located at Chitrakoot , in Uttar Pradesh, India. The holy place is dedicated to divine power “Goddess Durga” is worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees as “Shivani” . It is believed that Devi Sati’s ‘Right Breast’ fell here.
Devi Sati is worshipped as Shivani or Sharada and Lord Shiva as Chand Bhairav or as Chand. Chitrakoot shakthi peeth is located in Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot town is home of several ancient temples mentioned in Hindu Scriptures. Chitrakoot area borders Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Chitrakoot temple is considered as a very sacred place. Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana are said to have spent their eleven and a half years in these forests out of their fourteen years of exile. Several sages, seers such as Atri, Sati Anusuya, Dattatreya, Maharishi Markandeya, Sarbhanga, Sutikshna have meditated here. Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswar also took their incarnations here. It is also said when Lord Rama performed the Shradda ceremony of his father, all the gods and goddesses came to Chitrakuta to partake of the Shuddhi .The first known mention of Chitrakoot is in Valmiki Ramayana.
Chitrakoot Shakthi Peetha Uttar Pradesh
Some people identify chitrakoot as Rajagiri (modern Rajgir), a famous Buddhist pilgrimage). The Vulture's Peak (Gridhakuta/ Grdhrakuta) of Rajgir is believed as Shakti peeth. Rajgir has many hot water springs (Kunds), and devotees feel sacred to bath in those Kunds. They are present near Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Once, the site of Tapodarama Monastery).