Monday, 31 October 2011

Kalyani Devi Temple, Allahabad

The fingers of Sati’s left hand are believed to have fallen at Prayag, which became one of the sacred 51 Shaktipeeths. Two renowned temples, dedicated to Kalyani Devi and Lalita Devi, in the vicinity of each other, lay claim to having been built over the very spot. The ASI dates the beautiful Kalyani Devi idol as 1,500 years old. The temple is being managed by the Pathak family, which has been looking after its administration for three generations now. 

Location 8 km north-west of the Sangam Timings 5.30 am-10.30 pm Temple Tel 0532-2652979

Related info Aartis at 5.30 am and 7.30 pm. Chaitra Navaratri (in March) and Ashwin Navaratri (sometime in late Sep-early Oct) are especially festive with elaborate shringar, and a colourful mela.


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