Shaktipitha, a Hindu holy place, is the seat of the power of a goddess. Goddess
(Shakti), the embodiment of feminine power has several temples in North India, especially in the alpine regions of Himachal Pradesh
, which are considered Shaktipithas, where parts of Sati's corpse fell, while she was carried away by an irate Shiva after her self-immolation. Shaktipithas of
are also much revered.