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Goddess Ekaveera – Information About Hindu Goddess Ekvira

Goddess Ekaveera is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The popular belief is that Goddess Ekaveera appeared at the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell. This spot is located at Heure, which is around 19 km from Mahur, in Nanded District in Maharashtra. As per information, she is also known as Ekaveerika Devi. Goddess Ekvira is counted among the Ashta Dasa Peetahs – the 18 holy shrines dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

As per the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram of Adi Shankaracharya the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell and where Goddess Ekaveera appeared is at Mahur. This Ekaveera Temple at Mahur is not famous in Maharashtra. The most popular temple in Mahur in Nanded District in Maharashtra is dedicated to Goddess Renuka Mata.

Legend has it that after Sati’s death at the Yajna conducted by Daksha, Shiva started the dance of destruction with Sati’s body. It was destined to create havoc in the universe and in order to avoid the annihilation of the universe, Vishnu cut the body of Sati using his Sudarshan Chakra.

As per the legend in South India, the body fell in 18 spots known as Ashtadasa Peethas. The spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell is the spot associated with Goddess Ekaveera Devi.

Goddess Ekvira is eighth among the Ashta Dasa Peetahs.

Some of the other temples dedicated to Goddess Ekvira are the Ekvira Devi Temple at Amravati, at Karla Caves in Lonavala and at Dhule near Nagpur in Maharashtra.