Kalyani Devi Mandir
#12 of 18 Places to Visit in Prayagraj
Distance (From Prayagraj Junction): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: In Kalyani Devi Area
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Allahabad Railway Station, Kalyani Devi Mandir is a revered Hindu temple located in the Kalyani Devi area of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Mahashakthi Siddhpeeth, it is one of the revered Shaktipeethas in India, and among the must-visit places of pilgrimage in Allahabad.
Kalyani Devi temple in Prayagraj is regarded as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India. It is believed that three fingers of Goddess Sati had fallen here while Lord Shiva carrying her corpse. This temple is among the most ancient of the Shaktipeeths and finds mention in many ancient texts and manuscripts. Shakti is the spiritual energy of Maa Durga which bestows the ultimate mercy of Moksha and reunion with Param Brahma.
The present temple was constructed in 1883 but the idols of the goddess are supposed to be around 1500 years old. Kalyani Devi Temple house three deities of Mother Goddess in the form of three fingers of Mother Sati. Kalyani Devi is in the center flanked by Chinnamasta Devi on the left & Shankar Parvati on the right side. There are also idols of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita, and Radha Krishna.
Thousands of devotees and devotees from far and wide come here to worship the mother goddess. The Chaitra Navratri and the Ashwin Navratri are the two important festivals that are celebrated in this temple in March and October respectively.
Timings: 5 AM - 9.30 PM