Balasundari Devi Mela, Deoband, Saharanpur

Deoband Balasundari Devi Mela in Saharanpur, UP is held at Balasundari Devi Temple. In 2016, Balasundari Devi Mela date is April 20.

Balasundari Mela is held on Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi in Chaitra Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh.

East of Deoband there is a large pool, known as Devi Kund. This is where it is said that the Goddess Durga killed the terrible ‘demon’ Mahishasura. A temple of Bala Sundari has been built close by in memory of this event, and has become a major centre for Durga worshippers. A statue of the Goddess Durga has been erected here. The temple itself is ancient, as proved by the fact that the inscriptions engraved on its doorway have still not been deciphered. Every year a large festival (mela) is organized here in Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi. Innumerable devotees throng the place to take a dip in the holy waters of this pool and worship the Goddess. People believe that Devi of Deoband and Shakumbari are sisters. Devi Kund and the Bala Sundari temple of Deoband are considered as one of the two Shakti Peethas or holy places of cosmic power of the Saharanpur District.

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