Alopi Devi Mandir


Alopi Devi Mandir is situated next to the place where the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers converge. This temple is one of the holiest in India. It is believed that when Sati was burnt, Lord Shiva was moving around the sky with her body. When Lord Vishnu saw this sight, he threw his chakra at the corpse to relieve Lord Shiva from the immense pain. All the places where her body parts fell are considered sacred till today and called the “Shaktipeeths”. Alopi Devi Temple is considered the place where the last part fell, and Sati disintegrated. The striking feature of this holy shrine is the wooden cot also known as doli, which is worshiped and not a deity inside the temple. Devotees from all over the country visit this place for its sanctity.