Bela Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh 230001, India
About Belha Devi
Belha devi temple is an old Hindu temple in the city of Bela Pratapgarh, dedicated to the goddess Belha, the local incarnation of the Devi. Mata Belha Devi Temple at Pratapgarh is a symbol of Hindu culture and faith. The shrine located on the bank of the Sai river is an epitome of age-old tradition of Shakti worship in northern India. Belha Devi being the abode of Shiva and his consort ’shakti’ became the centre of Shakti worship.
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This temple is built in the forest of Kushfara, about 2 km from the Vishwanathganj market in Pratapgarh. The people of this temple are said to have deep reverence and faith. It is believed that even those who visit here only become eligible for the grace of Shani Dev. It is also considered to be very important due to the only mythical Shani Dham of the Awadh region. Every Saturday 56 types of dishes are offered to this temple.
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