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Alopi Devi Mandir, Allahabad

Alopi Devi Mandir is a Hindu shrine located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. It is a Shakti Peeth in Hinduism that is frequented by the devotees on a large scale, especially on the occasion of Navratri. This temple enshrines no deity. A wooden carriage is placed inside the temple and people worship it in the form of the Goddess. According to the legend, Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati to provide a relief to the grieving Lord Shiva. Using the chakra, Sati's body was cut into 51 pieces and her thumb of left hand fell at this place and disappeared. It gave this shrine the name of Alopi Devi.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) This temple is known for enshrining a wooden carriage instead of a deity
2) It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in Hinduism. The thumb of the left hand from Sati's body fell at this place and disappeared and gave this place the name Alopi Devi
3) The locals have a deep faith in this temple and consider the supreme power as their guardian
4) On the occasion of Navratri, this temple is decorated beautifully. The fortunate residents in the region organize a communal kitchen for the underprivileged on different occasions as well

 

Best Time To Visit:-
People from different places pay a visit to Alopi Devi Mandir on a daily basis. There is no specific season for paying a visit. The devotees are welcome here throughout the year. The footfall increases here during Navratri & Kumbha Fair.

 

Reaching There:-
Being a well-known Shakti Peetha, it is visited on a large scale. Alopi Devi Mandir has a vast web of the roads that connect it with the nearby places. People can utilize the service of the local transit for reaching this shrine.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Allahabad Junction
Nearest Airport- Allahabad International Airport

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