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Belha Devi Temple at Sadar in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh – Ma Belha Devi Mandir at Pratapgarh

Belha Devi Temple is located on the banks of Sai River and the temple is dedicated to Ma Belha Devi, who is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The mandir is known Belha because it is believed that waist of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous Daksha Yajna episode.

The temple finds its mention in the Ramayana. It is believed that Bharata, younger brother of Sri Ram, stayed here for a day and worshipped Ma Belha Devi.

The current temple structure was built around 200 years ago.

The main murti of Belha Devi worshipped in the temple is made of stone and is placed over silver throne. The murti is decorated with marigold and hibiscus flowers. Chunari is wrapped all around her. A silver canopy can be seen above the murti. Her Vahana or Vehicle lion is seated near her.

The pindi, the original form, of Belha Devi can be seen in the same sanctum sanctorum.

The temple compound also has murtis of Hanuman, Shiva, Radha Krishna, Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali.

Mondays and Tuesdays are the most important days in the shrine. On these days roti and puri are offered as Prasad.

A ten day fair and festival is organized during Navratri.