Later Shiva went to the spot and taken the body of sati from the fire and started dancing with it.The world was terrorized from this Tandava Nritya and to stop this Nritya, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra and completely cut the Sati's body in to pieces.This Shloka enumerates the list of places of Devi temples which are considered to be part of the 18 Devi Peethas.But almost nobody in Sri Lanka knew of any famous Devi Temple in the country.When observed carefully one can see that they lie in a perfect straight line from Kamakhya to Ujjain via Gaya symbolizing that every creation in this universe will annihilate one day without fail.Together with Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi, and Kashi Vishalakshi we have the most potent Shat Sakthi Peethams.
The Kamakshi Amman temple at Kanchipuram is an ancient one and is associated with Aadi Sankaracharya of the 1st millennium CE.
Many have heard the Ashtadasha Shakti Peetha Shloka starting with LANKAAYAAM SHAANKARI DEVI...........
- composed by Sri Adi Shankara which means Shankari in Lanka.
He had 27 daughters and Sati devi is one among them. When Dashka entered the arena of a yaga performed by Agni, every one except Lord Shiva stood up as a mark of respect. Later when Daksha conducted a yaga him self , he did not invite his daughter and his son in law.
Though Sati felt bad because of the non invitation, she wanted to attend the yaga against the wish of Lord Shiva.