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Chhoti Patan Devi Temple in Patna, Bihar


Chhoti Patan Devi Temple at Patna in Bihar is an ancient shrine and is dedicated to Goddess Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The temple is located east of Patna Railway Junction. The popular belief is that a part of the right thigh of Goddess Sati fell here (Badi Patan Devi Temple here claims it is the spot where the thigh fell). Hence, the Chhoti Patan Devi Temple is also regarded as a Shaktipeetah.

Choti Patna Devi temple is to the south-east of the famous Sikh temple of Harmandir, which is the site of the birthplace of Guru Govind Singh.

Apart from the murtis of Goddesses, there are murtis of Ganesha, Hanuman, Shivling, Goddess Durga and of several other gods and goddesses in Hindu pantheon.

It is claimed by some that the pat or clothes of Sati, wife of Shiva, fell from the sky at this place.

In the northern compound of this temple there is a big image of the Sun-god, though broken into two parts.


People suffering from chicken pox and small pox arrive at the shrine looking for cure.

Vijayadasami is the most important festival celebrated here.

Other festivals observed here are Navratri, Durga Puja and Shivratri.

The most auspicious day in a week is Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.