Vishnu Cut Devi, Fingers At Prayag Shakti Peeta


Dev’s fingers fell in Prayag, now called Allahabad.

It is a shame we now call the place as Allahabad, which has no bearing to our culture.

Lord Shiva , stricken by grief at the death of His consort, was roaming the skies,with Sat’s body, or what remained of Her Body after she immolated Herself.

This is the temple where as per the legend Sati’s fingers had fallen.

Swami Brahmananda(Rakhal), first president of Ramakrishna math, spiritual son and one of the best student of Sri Ramakrishna paramahamsa, saw the goddess here as a small child with three Jatas. Trijata

It is famously called as Mata ji ka temple (or Lalita ) by the locals. Prayaga means Prakrishta Yaga, that means it is the place where Lord Brahma did a very great Yaga.

Hence its name became Prayaga.

Prayaga is considered as one of the Sapta mokshapuras.

 

Ths is where the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati meet, Trveni Sangam

Madhaveswari Dev, Prayag
Alopi Devi Prayag.Where Dev’s Fngers Fell

This place is also called as Theertharaj, that means king of all theerthas.

How To Reach:

It is about 130 km distance from Varanasi.

Taxis are available to travel from Varanasi to Prayaga(Allahabad) or from Prayaga(Allahabad) to Varanasi.
Allahabad is very big railway junction which is at 6 km distance from Alopi temple: http://indiarailinfo.com/arrivals/455.
Allahabad airport is at 17 km distance from Alopi mata temple

 

 

Lord Vishnu, unable to bear His Brother In Law suffering with His(Vishnu) sister’s Body, threw His Sudarshan Chakra and the Body , cut into pieces and fell in different pieces of on the ground.

The Fingers of the Devi fell at Gaya.

There is no Idol but only a Dholi(wooden).

Devi is called Madhaveswar Devi 0r Alopi(Disappeared).

“The origin of the name, Alopi (disappeared) Bagh lies in the Hindu belief that when after the death of his wife Sati, the grieving Lord Shiva travelled through skies with her dead body.

Lord Vishnu, to relieve him from this agony, threw his Chakra at the corpse, resulting in the fall of various parts of the body at various places in India, which were sanctified by the touch of the Goddess’ body parts and hence were thereby deemed holy places for pilgrimage.

The last part fell at this location thereby named as “Alopi” (where disappearance was concluded)and the holiest of all.”

 

Another Legend.

Once upon a time in that forest happened to pass a marriage procession.

Marriage processions, in those days used to be the most vulnerable targets of robbers as they used to return loaded with gold and other riches.

While deep into the jungle this marriage party found itself surrounded by robbers, robbers after killing all the men and looting the wealth turned to the ‘doli’ or carriage of the bride.

To their dismay when they unveiled the carriage they found there was no one inside.

The bride had magically disappeared. The word went around, history became legend and legend became myth.

A temple came up at the site where this incident had happened and locals started worshiping the bride as “Alopi Devi” or the ‘virgin goddess who had disappeared’.

However, this story provides no convincing explanation as to why the place would be deemed so holy.

Ref:

http://www.srinithyakalyani.org/madhaveswari.html

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