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श्री अलोप शंकरी देवी मंदिर (शक्ति पीठ) - Shree Alop Shankari Devi Tempe (Shakti Peeth) @ Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh)


श्री अलोप शंकरी देवी मंदिर  (शक्ति पीठ) by drifter baba

श्री अलोप शंकरी देवी मंदिर  (शक्ति पीठ) Shree Alop Shankari Devi Tempe (Shakti Peeth) - Prayagraj:

Shree Alop Shankari Devi Temple is one of the Shakti Peeth (Ashtadasa Shakti Peeth) in India. This temple is not a grand or big temple in size but very powerful as per belief. 

Word Alopi means the disappearance. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was carrying Maa Sati's dead body, Lord Vishnu started cutting the body from his chakra and where ever body parts or objects related to maa Sati fallen, the place is considered as Shakti Peeth. At this place, the last body part was fallen and maa Sati's body was disappeared from Lord Shiva's hands, and that's the reason it is called Alop Shankari Devi temple.

It is situated close to the Sangam at Prayagraj in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This temple is different from others as there is no statute of any deity in this temple, rather, there is a wooden carriage or 'Doli' which is worshipped.

Please visit the place and feel the spirituality.

Visiting Timing:  05:00 AM to 10:00 PM  All Day  

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer it's hot.

Entry Fees:  No, you have to only pay if you want to perform some special rituals.

Shree Alop Shankari Devi Tempe
Alopi Bagh, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211006

Special occasion:
As it is one of the famous temples in Prayagraj being a Shakti Peeth, thousands of devotees visit there every day. Below are some of the occasion where you will find even more devotees

  • Navratris
  • Kumbh Mela
  • All Hindu Festivals
  • Holidays
  • Weekends.

 During Magh Mela also thousands of devotees visit there for a complete Month.

Places to visit in and around Prayagraj:
  • Shakti Peeth
  • Akshayavat
  • Hanuman Mandir
  • Prayagraj Fort
  • Anand Bhawan Museum
  • Khusro Bagh
  • Chandrashekhar Azad Park
  • The Allahabad Museum
  • Ashoka Pillar

Parking Places: Finding parking near the temple is tough during day time. If you are visiting the temple early morning you can park nearby as most of the shops will be closed.

How to reach  Prayagraj: 

Airport: The nearest airport is Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj which is 20 km. The airport is well connected with different cities in India. 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Prayagraj which is 12 km.  These railway stations are well connected with major Indian cities. 
Buses: The nearest bus station is in Prayagraj which is 11 km. Regular buses are available from different cities like Varanashi, Haridwar, Ayodhya, Lucknow, etc. 
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxis, Autos are very good. 

Distance from Nearby Major Cities
  • Varanashi:  121 km     
  • Haridwar: 698 km
  • Gaya: 365 km
  • Delhi: 742 km 
  • Ayodhya: 166 km
  • Lucknow: 201 km

Accommodation : 
There are lots of hotels and lodges available for different price ranges. Prayagraj is a very famous tourist place, especially for spiritual tourism. 

Food & Restaurant  :
As this is a very famous spiritual tourist destination in Prayagraj, Many people visit there every day. You will find lots of restaurants there.  South Indian, North Indian, and continental foods are available. 

Few Photos:

Visit Date:  23 Dec 2012