The three pindis (visible bottom) worshipped at the Vaishno Devi Mandir, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Pindi are decked stones or tree stumps viewed in Hinduism as abstract manifestations of the mother goddess Shakti. Most of the 20th-century goddess temples in Himachal Pradesh, India, enshrine a pindi.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Madhu Bazaz Wangu (2003), Images of Indian Goddesses, New Delhi, India: Abhinav Publications, p. 158, ISBN 8170174163, 8170174163