Devi Patan Temple
A town called Tulsipur in Uttar Pradesh is a popular for a “Devi” shrine known as the Devi Patan Temple. This temple is located in the Balrampur district and is considered one amongst the “51 Shakti Peethas”. It is a renowned Hindu pilgrimage site with thousands of pilgrims visiting this site annually. According to history this temple was originally built by King Vikramaditya and was later rebuilt by King Suheldeo. Important travel information about this “sacred” temple is as follows.
a. Best time to visit Devi Patan Temple:
The ideal time to visit this temple is from October to March during the winter months when the climate is extremely pleasant with, the temperature ranging from a maximum of 15 degree Celsius to a minimum of 10 degree Celsius.
b. How to reach Devi Patan Temple?
Devi Patan Temple Map
1. By train:
The closest railway station to this temple is located in Balrampur. The Balrampur Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns within the state such as Lucknow, Garhwa, Ambikapur, Karonji etc.
2. By road:
There are a number of bus services available from Balrampur that are well connected to many major cities in the country.
3. By air:
The nearest airport to this temple is located Gorakhpur. The Gorakhpur Airport is well connected to major cities and towns in the country.
c. Religious significance:
According to a popular legend this temple is located at the site where the ashes of the right shoulder (known as Pat in the Hindi language) of Goddess Sati were supposed to have fallen while Lord Shiva was carrying the dead body of Sati his wife. Hence this temple is considered to be one amongst the “51 Shakti Peethas”. This pious temple is supposed to have been founded by Guru Gorakshnath of the Nath Sampradaya. Additionally, a mega fair a.k.a. mela is organized at this temple during Navratri, a nine day Hindu festival.