Patalpuri Temple Prayagraj

Patalpuri Temple Prayagraj
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Patalpuri Temple, Allahabad Fort, near Triveni Sangam, Prayagraj, U.P.

Open & Close:

Open on all days

Timings:

07:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Entry Fees:

NIL

Duration:

45 Minutes

Significance:

the oldest temple and visited by Ram, Sita, Laxman & Prahlad

Patalpuri Temple within the ramparts of Allahabad Fort is located under the ground. Since in Hindi & Sanskrit languages, Patal means underground, therefore, the temple is called Patalpuri Temple. There are stairs to go to this temple. It is situated near the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers. Whenever a traveler comes to Triveni Sangam in Prayagraj for holy bath, it is recommended to visit this temple. A road has been made from Allahabad Fort to reach Patalpuri Temple. The temple complex houses Akshayavat and Saraswati Kup. The religious scriptures mention that Ram, Laxman and Sita had visited the temple and Sita had worshipped the Akshayavat. The temple finds mention in the accounts of Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang. During the days of Hiuen Tsang, there was an outer courtyard in which stood Akshayavat from which devotees used to cast themselves down, the paved courtyard being full of bones of those who had thus sought salvation. The Saraswati Kup inside the fort, too, is opened to the pilgrims on the occasion of annual Magh Mela and Kumbh Mela period to enable them to have its ‘darshan’. It is a very deep well and attempts to fill it up have been a failure. It is stated to be having its perennial source at the confluence of the two holy rivers. It is believed that the river Saraswati disappeared at this place.

Patalpuri Temple is eighty four feet long and fifty feet wide. The roof, built of stone, rests on six and a half feet high pillars. There are seven rows of pillars. Each row contains twelve pillars. The middle row has double pillars. The total number of pillars is about a hundred. The main gate is on the west side. A grand statue of Goddess Kali at the entrance of Patalpuri Temple welcomes the pilgrims and devotees. From there, a flight of stairs leads to a long underground gallery. After going through the long passage, reach the sanctum sanctorum of the auspicious temple. The temple stands on large pillars. The walls of the gallery have several niches studded with sculptures of Goddess Annapurna and many other deities. The gallery leads to the ‘garbhagriha’ where beautiful idols of Ram, Sita & Laxman are installed and worshipped. Within the sanctum, there are several smaller shrines dedicated to different deities with their idols. There are idols of forty three deities within the temple. These deities are Akshayavat, Dharmaraja, Annapurna, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesh Gauri, Shankar Mahadev, Sage Durvasa, Sage Valmiki, Prayagraj, Baidyanath, Karti Swami, Sati Anusuya, Varun Dev, Dand Pani Mahadev, Kaal Bhairav, Lalita Devi, Goddess Gangai, Goddess Yamuna, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Narasimha, Surya Narayan, Jamwant, Guru Dattatreya, Banganga, Satyanarayan, Shanidev, Sage Markadeya, Gupt Dan, Tankeshwar Mahadev, Parvati, Veni Madhav, Kuber Bhandari, Arsnath-Parsnath, Sankat Mochan Hanuman, Koteshwar Mahadev, Ram-Lakshman- Sita, Nag Vasuki Dudhnath, Yamraj, Siddhivinayak and Sun God.

Patalpuri Temple, with the undying Akshayavat at the center, in Allahabad Fort compound is of hoary antiquity, once visited by Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Prahlad. Entry is unrestricted during specified hours for pilgrims and visitors to the Patalpuri Temple inside the fort from its Ganga side gate. Considered as one of the oldest temples in India, Patalpuri Temple should be included in Prayagraj tour itinerary.

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