Among the several temples in Prayagraj, Alopi Devi Temple is one of a kind. The absence of a discernible deity in the temple is thought to be what gives it its singularity. The temple is quite well-known and well-visited by residents and visitors alike for the darshan and blessings of Alopi Devi and is situated in the Alopi Bagh neighbourhood of Prayagraj. Additionally, it is situated close to the Triveni Sangam and places like the Veni Madhav and Nagvasuki temples.
The name “Alopi” itself implies vanishing. According to legend, the temple was erected exactly where Sati Devi’s right hand vanished after it fell. The goddess in this instance was given the name “Alopi Devi” since the right hand was the last bodily part to fall and vanish. Over the location where a deity would typically have been mounted, you can see a cradle dangling. This cradle is revered as Alopi Devi’s embodiment.
The contemporary Alopi Devi temple, also known as Alopi Shankari Shaktipeetha, is thought to have existed as early as the eleventh century. It is built simply in the “Nagara” architectural style. People flock to the temple in search of Alopi Devi’s blessings since she grants all the wishes of those who pray to her in sincerity. When the temple is closed, there have been reports of the hanging cradle swinging unexplainably. This proves that Alopi Devi is actually there in the inner sanctuary.
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