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Hinduism - Who Is Maya Devi?

 


Maya Devi is a Local goddess, whose home is in the northern Indian town and holy city of Haridwar, is said to be a form of Durga.

According to local legend, the Shakti Pithas, a network of holy locations to the Goddess that stretches throughout the subcontinent, is where her temple would be erected.

Maya Devi was Sati's navel, and each Shakti Pitha commemorates the spot where a bodily part of the dismembered goddess Sati descended to earth and took shape as a different goddess.

Although this assertion is not supported by other Shakti Pithas literature, the place is said to be exceedingly ancient.

Mayapur, which means "city of Maya," is one of the earliest names for the Haridwar area.


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