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Bari Patan Devi Temple

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The Patan Devi also called by Maa Patneshwari, This temple is the oldest and one of the most sacred temples of Patna. It is contemplated as one of the 51 Siddha Shakti Pithas in India. According to Puranic legends, the right thigh of the corpse of Sati had fallen here place when it was chopped off by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan Chakra. This antique temple originally called by Maa Sarvanand Kari Patneshwari, is believed to be the residence of the goddess Durga.

The name of the Patna city is widely believed to have been derived from the name of the Bari Patan Devi Temple. Some however doubt whether the name of Patna city is derived from this Bari Patan Devi temple. According to them the name is derived from patan which means a town and Patna was a big place of import and export.

The Bari Patan Devi Temple of Patna is facing to the North side, towards the Ganges River. The all sculptures of the temple are made up by black stone. At the entrance of this temple there is a portico of dimension. After that there is a room of about for gods namely,Maha Lakshmi, Bhairav, Mahakali, and Maha Saraswati.All the idols are kept on thrones of about 4 square in cross section and have a height of about 7 feet. First three goddesses are attired in sarees.

The all Devotees are visiting the temple at any time of the day. The temple does not differentiate between any caste and creed and hence is open for all castes and religions. The temple remains open from morning time 6 am to 10 pm at night. Tuesday is a special day for the devotees and a large number of worshipers visit the temple. Promises are being made before the Goddess and on the fulfillment of the wishes devotees offer sarees and gifts in the temple.