Madhaveswari Devi

(14th Shakti Peeth)

Madhaveswari mangalya
Prayaaga sthalavaaasini
Triveni sangame teere
Bhukthi mukthi pradaayini

Story behind Astadasa Shakti Peethas

Brahma performed Yaga to please Sakthi and Siva to request Sakthi in creation of Universe. Sakthi separated from Shiva emerge in the form of Sati and helped Brahma in creation of universe. Brahma sought to give back Sati to Siva. Daksha, son of Brahma performed Yagna with an intention to get Sati as his daughter. Sati born to Daksha and in due course she wanted to marry Shiva. At that time Brahma saw Prudhvi with bad intention and Shiva cut the fifth head of Brahma with his trident. Daksha got angry and withdrawn marriage of Sati with Siva. But Sati attracted with Shiva and married him. Daksha got hatred on Shiva.

Daksha intended to perform Nireeswara Yaga and invited all the Gods except Siva and Sathi in Kailas. Shiva warned Sati not to participate in the Yaga in the absence of invitation. Sati has gone to Yaga with Nandi and other followers. Sati started yoga which is not possible to the Yogis moving her five elements from their origin. Fire erupted from her grave status of body and she self immolated in the fire.

Enraged to the death and insult of Sati, Shiva in meditation got angry and performed Tandava Nruthya. Shiva has cut some hair from his head in Tandava and thrown on earth. The piece of hair burned and Veerabhadra born with thousand hands, and black body. Veerabhadra is so horrible with three angry eyes, Trident and other weapons in the hands along with skulls in the neck. Siva ordered to destroy the Yaga. Veerabhadra with skulls in his neck destroyed the Yaga and Lord Vishnu opposes him using Sudarsana Chakra. But Veerabhadra swallowed the Chakra and Vishnu given way to take revenge on Daksha. Veerabhadra killed Daksha and returned to Kailash. Daksha was given re-birth after affixing the head of a male goat to the body of Daksha.

Shiva could not bear the separation grief with Sati and left the duty to safe guard the universe. The Gods praised Lord Vishnu and at the request of the Gods, Lord Vishnu used Sudarshana chakra and cut the corpse in to pieces to release Shiva from the worry of the death of Sati. The body parts of Sati fell at several places of the Indian subcontinent and Groin in Trincomalee of Srilanka. The holy places formed are known as Shakti Peet. There is discrepancy in the number of Sakthi Peet as 108, 51and 52 but the 18 Sakthi Peet are familiar as Astadasa SakthiPeeth. The Goddess Dakshayani accompanies with her consort, Lord Bhairava (Shiva) a manifestation of Lord Shiva in all the Shakti Peeth.

Madhaveshwari Devi Shakti Peeth

The right hand fingers of Sathi fallen in Allahabad and now Prayagraj and Mahdaveswari is the 14th Sakthi Peeth among the 18 Sakthi Peethas. There is no idol in this temple except a square Peeth. A cloth will be hanging like Hundi and Hammock tied below the hundi. Devotees lit light near the Peeth and satisfy for their worship. They put their offering in the Hammock. Local people worship the deity as Alopi Devi. Bruhaspathi, the mentor of Gods performed abishek with Manna to Bindu Madhavi in Krutha era. Prayaga also known as Amrutha Teertha, and Bhaskara Kshetra. Alopi Mandir is near to the Triveni Sangaham, (i.e) confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Sarswathi (not visible) where Kumba Mela will be conducted. 

This is also Bindu Madhavi Sakthi Peeth. There is no idol in this Mandir. Hammock made with wood worshipped as Deity. It is learnt that Alopi means not visible and the last part of Sathi fallen here and being called as Alopi (not visible). Lalitha Devi Temple is at the place where the hand fingers of Sathi fallen. Lalitha Sakthi Peeth is in Miyapur of Alahabad (Prayaga Raj). Lalitha Devi also called as Tantrik Devi.    

Shakti Peetha Madhaveshwari Devi Temple Times & Nearby Places To Visit

The temple kept open from 7-30AM to 7-30. Accommodation available in Mrutunjaya Matt, Madva Matt, Jain Mandir, Sri Kailas Dham and also in nearby Medium and High Class Hotels. There are restaurants including Madras Hotel of Southern Meals near Alopi Devi Temple. The particulars of Food and Accommodation along with Priests information to perform Pinda Pradhan are given in separate statement.