Devi patan temple is one of the most important Shaktipeeths in the
region, revered by Hindus in India and Nepal. Located 70 km. from Gonda, it
is surrounded amidst the beauty of Himalayan tarai. Just 2 km. from
Tulsipur, this famous shrine is among one of the 51 Shakti Peeths. It is
believed that during the event when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of
his wife Sati, the light shoulder of Sati had fallen here.
The Devi Patan Siddha Peeth had been established by Guru Gorakshnath of the Nath Sampradaya. The existing temple here is said by to be constructed King Vikramaditya. In the 1lth century King Suheldeo of Sravasti had renovated the temple. The Royal family of Balrampur, is today the caretaker of the temple. A large fair takes place in Navratri and every year on Chaitra Panchami the deity of Pir Ratan Nath is brought from Dang in Nepal to the Devi Patan temple where it is worshipped along with the Devi.