Lord Vishu pacified Lord Shiva, who was in deep grief, unable to bear the detachment, wandered with half-burned corpse of Goddess Sati. Lord Vishu helped Lord Shiva from this grief, cut the half-burned body parts into 51 pieces with his Sudarshana Chakra fell in the places where Lord Shiva visited, which came to be known as Shakti Peethas.
18 Manifest of Goddess Shakti brings Power of Unity, Destroy Enemies, Cure Disease, Bless Prosperity
Sage Adi Shankaracharya, the creator of "Advaita Vedanta" has mentioned in his "Astadasha Shakthi Peetha Stotram" the 18 auspicious abodes of Goddess
Shakti, which are:
Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure
Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane
Alambapure Jogulamba, Sri shaile Bhramarambika
Kolha pure Maha lakshmi, Mahurye Ekaveerika
Ujjainyam Maha kali, Peethikayam Puruhutika
Odhyane Girija devi, Manikya Daksha vatike
Hari kshetre Kama rupi, Prayage Madhaveshwari
Jwalayam Vishnavi devi, Gaya Mangalya gourika
Varanasyam Vishalakshi, Kashmire tu Saraswati
Ashtadasha Shakti peethani, Yoginamapi durlabham
Auspicious Puja's and Combined Rituals to Increase the Power of 18 Shakthi Peethas
Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple Puja - Goddess Kamakshi worshipped Lord Shiva depicting an idol made of mud. Goddess Kamakshi with Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi, bless devotees with good health, material abundance, knowledge and wisdom, remove negativities.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Puja - Lord Sundareshwarar married Goddess Meenakshi at this place, is a symbolic paradigm, signifies superior ritual for women, gives an identification calling them "Sumangali", bless devotees with early marriage, bless child for childless couples, knowledge and wisdom, good health and abundance.
Shri Mysore Chamundeswari Temple Puja, Chennai - Goddess Mysore Chamundeswari is a powerful and protective deity, is the combined force of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Parvati, bless devotees with fertility and crop harvest, material abundance, early marriage, cure disease, immeasurable wealth and prosperity.
Energised Durga Statue - Goddess Durga is ceaseless and relentless form of Goddess Shakti, a supreme well-being of knowledge, wisdom and beauty, energize the home and office with good fortune and never-ending prosperity, remove evil spirits and negativities.