Sarkare ShaktiPeeth is also known as Shivaharkaray or Karavipur Shakti Peeth. This temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga, located near Parkai railway station, near Karachi, Pakistan. It is one of the two Shakti Peethas in Pakistan, the other being Hinglaj Mata mandir Puranas describes that the third eye of the Goddess fell here after she committed Sati.
The Goddess is worshipped as Mahishasuramardini or the slayer of the Demon Mahishasura. Shivaharkaray is third in the list of 51 Peethas identified in the Puranas.
History and Significance Shivaharkaray ShaktiPeeth
The chief legend of Shivaharkaray relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva versus his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and also Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna-site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as vilified Shiva.
Not able to withstand this insult, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksheshwara. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body that Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘third eye’ of Sati fell to this place. So this place is worshipped as Shivaharkaray Shakti Peeth.