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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
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Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
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PATAN DEVI

It may be mentioned that very few cities in India have had a more checkered career, which is borne out by ample references and concrete relies right from the prehistoric period. It is interesting to trace the name of the place Patna, which is supposed to have been derived from two temples that exist in Patna. The temples are known as Bari Patan Devi and Choti Patan Devi.

The name Patna is popularly believed to be derived from these two Patan Devi Temples. The Bari Patan Devi temple is located at Maharajganj, about six miles east from Patna Junction railway station of the Eastern Railway. Gulzarbagh railway station is at a distance of half a mile. The Choti Patan Devi temple is located at Patna City Chowk, about two miles from Patna City railway station of the Eastern Railway. Rickshaws, horse-drawn ekkas, taxis, -etc. are available at Patna, Gulzarbagh and Patna City railway stations.

The following are the legends regarding the temples: -

Once Prajapati Daksha celebrated Brihaspati Yajna and had invited every god to his Yajna but left out Shiva, his own son-in-law. Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, on learning that her husband had not been invited to her father's Yajna, went to her father's home. When Sati found no seat allotted to her husband there, she felt mortified and put an end to her life.

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