51 Shakthi Sthalam !! Sri Sharada Peedam (Sarvajya Peedam) - Sri Sarada Devi Temple, Kashmir !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ambey Ma !!

Namasthey Sharada Devi Kashmira Puravasini
Thwam Aham Prarthaye Nithyam Vidhya Danam Cha Dehimey

Sri Saraswathy Temple at Kashmir is one of the 51 Shakthi Sthalam of Goddess Sri Parvati located on the Kishan Ganga Valley at the confluence of River Kishan Ganga and Jhelum in Kashmir. 



Presiding deity – Goddess Sri Sarada Devi



Worshipped by – Sage Sandalya,  Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankara,



Significance – Sri Adi Sankara was honored with the title ‘Sarvajya’ (Knower of ALL) by Goddess Sri Sarada and ascended the ‘Sarvajya Peedam’ in this temple.



Sage Sandalya, son of Sage Matanga underwent severe austerities and worshipped Goddess Sri Sarada in this sacred land.  Goddess Sri Sarada was pleased at the devotion of Sage Sandalya and appeared before him.  The ruin of this temple and the remains of its architectural structures reveal the glorious Hindu myths.



Theertham – Madhumathi Theertham – Sage Sandalya performed austerities and attained the blessings of Goddess Sri Sarada.   The  Pitrus were enlightened and appealed  to Sage Sandalya to perform last rites for them to attain Salvation.  While Sage Sandalya carried the water from this sacred river to perform homage to his ancestors, half of the water turned into honey.  Hence, this river has got its name Madhumathi.   Performance of homage to ancestors at the convergent point of River Sindhu and Madhumathi provides abundance of merits.


The legend has that there was a time the Mount Himalaya and its surroundings were under the abstract control of the demons.  They harassed the life of deities and sages, they all appealed to Lord Vishnu.   As instructed by Lord Vishnu, all the spiritual energies of the deities turned into a flame and  as desired by the deities and Sages Goddess Sri Sati was rose from the flame.   The child was brought up by Daksha Prajapathi.  Later, she  married to Lord Shiva against the will of her father



A Grand Yagna  was conducted by Dakshaprajapathi ended in disaster, his own daughter Goddess Sri Sati had to sacrifice her life in the sacrificial fire.  This catastrophic incident brought trepidation amongst the deities.  Inconsolable Lord Shiva carried the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati and wandered on the Earth for several years.  The functions of Trinities to protect the Universe were shattered.  All the deities were frightened about the terrible consequences and appealed to Lord Vishnu.  Lord Vishnu’ dice chopped off the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati into several parts to diffuse the grief of Lord Shiva and each part fell into the different parts of the Earth.   The places where the body parts of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth were turned into ‘Shakthi Sthal/Shakthi Peeam’.  Sri Sharada Peedam is the place where the right hand of Goddess Sri Sati had fallen on the Earth.

Jai Ambey Ma !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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