Markandeya Purana embodies an elaborate account of this famous temple along with
Sakambari temple lying close by This temple like the Sakambari mandir is endowed
with and beautified by natural scenery on all sides. Its location amidst
hills and valleys raises its glory and attracts Nature lovers addition to
theists. This place was originally called Devivan standing for forest. After
the advent of Muslims and their
invasion and occupation. it is called Devibandh.
A clear case
of wrong interpretation and poor comprehension.
This modest temple though adorned with, modest sculpture only. it is surrounded
by enchanting scenic beauty that lulls the weary travellers soon after reaching
it. There is
a tank in front of the temple going by the name of Devikund. And as as the word
goes it is filled with Ganges water yearly once. The endowments and donations of
the temple are ever flowing and are quite adequate to maintain many institutions
for public advancement. The Devi kund Sanskrit Vidyalaya run by
the temple is imparting Vedic lore by expert teachers. There are other temples
in this area catering to devotees belonging to all sects. It is a temple town
throughout the year.
yearly festival falls on Chaitrra sukla Chaturdasi and lasts for 10 days, and
during this occasion devotees visit in their thousands and involve themselves in
several religious services and redeem their vows with great devotional favour.
lies close to Saharanpur, accessible by four wheelers and