Badi Patan Devi Temple at Patna, Bihar

Badi Patan Devi Temple, at Patna in Bihar, is one among the 52 Shaktipeethas. The temple is located near Harmandir Sahib in Patna. The popular belief is that right thigh of Goddess Sati fell here.

Legend has it that when the body part of Goddess Sati touched the ground here three Goddesses – Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati – appeared. All the three goddesses are worshipped at the Badi Patan Devi Temple.

Black stone murtis of the three goddesses are worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum. The goddesses are in standing posture. Their attire is sari and crown. Murti of Vyom Bhairav represents Shiva in the sanctum.

Devotees make offering in a big havan kunda found in front of the sanctum.

A murti of Mother Goddess sitting on a lion is found on the Verandah behind the main sanctum. A large bell is also found here.

Tuesday is the most auspicious day in the temple.

Pujas are performed here as per Vedic and Tantric tradition.

The most important festival here is the Vasant Navratri and Saran Navratri.

There is also a Chhoti Patan Devi in Patna. The legend of the temple is same as Badi Patan Devi. It is located east of Patna Railway Junction. Mother Goddess is known as Ma Sarwanandkari Patneshwari here.