Alopi Devi Temple Prayag
Madhaveswari Devi Temple also known as Alopi Devi Temple dedicated to Madhaveswari Devi is one of the Maha Shaktipeeth temple, there are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas , Alopi Devi Temple is situated next to the place where the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers confluence (Triveni Sangam) in Allahabad .
It is the 18th and holiest of all the Shakti Peeth of India. Here last part of the body, the finger of Goddess Sati fell down, after the Sudarshan Chakra of Lord Vishnu cut it. The finger of the Goddess Sati fell at this place and disappeared immediately into a pit. So there is no statue in this temple. Madhaveswari Devi is the main deity in this Ashtadasa Shaktipeeth temple.
The striking feature of this holy temple is the wooden cradle also known as doli, which is worshiped and not a deity in the temple. Besides main temple there is gallery for durga on the right side of the temple. Here one can see the statues of nine incarnation of Maa Durga. Siddhidari. During Navratri festival is celebrated in grand manner and huge number peoples gather here from the first day.
The Nine statues are Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri, Many hindu rituals are performed at this place. Famous one is Mudan ceremony (Head tonsuring) of the child. Book Tour Package to Alopi Devi Temple Prayag