The Shakti Peethas has been serving as the centres of knowledge for the continent for eons and some of them even exist outside India. 4 Adi Shakti Peethas, 18 Maha Shakti Peethas and others make 52 Shakti Peethas around the world signifying the places where the sources of knowledge and power have been deliberately embedded for the future generations. Namely, most of the Shakti Peethas accompany the Jyothirlingas such as Ujjain and Amarnath. While other Peethas stand uniquely across various nations.
Everyone knows the legend that how Shiva danced fiercely after sending his image Bhairava to avenge Sati’s sacrifice, later Shiva forgot who he was and kept on wandering on planet earth until he meets Parvati. There must be a scientific and knowledgeable priority that says in some distant era, how the human beings lost their divine roots, forgetting their divinely inheritance, wandering on this planet, just as Shiva forgot himself.
Jagadhguru Adi Shankaracharya emphasised the importance of the hidden knowledge of the shakti peethas that it is Shiva who’s living through every human embodiment, forgot who he was. So are we! So Adi Shankara began his mission of reminding the divinity to Shiva within every human being by this: I’m not mind, I’m not intellect, I’m not the Identity of this world, not skin, not tongue, not ears, I am the ever blissful Shiva!