Belha Devi Temple, Pratapgarh
Uttar pradesh, Pratapgarh
Dedicated to the Goddess Belha Bhavani, the local incarnation of the Devi (Mother Goddess), Belha Devi Temple is one of the oldest Shakti temple in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The name of the city Bela (at present called as Bela Pratapgarh or Pratapgarh) is derived from Maa Belha Devi, the city's patron Goddess. Located on the bank of Sai river, the temple is an epitome of age old tradition of Shakti worship in northern India. The temple was constructed by the Raja Pratap Bhahadur Singh of Awadh during the period 1811-15. The Raja of Pratapgarh appointed pujaris of this temple as "Pujari Name", whose duty was to worship the deity of the temple. After the merger of princely State into the district, these pujaris became independent on the matter of controlling and managing the affairs of the temple and the land attached to the temple. At present, the pujaris maintain this temple and providing necessary facilities to the visiting devotees.
Raja Pratap Bahadur Singh (1889-1921) was a Rajput ruler of Pratapgarh (princely state) of Awadh, India. He constructed the present temple in 1811-15.
Timings : The temple opens from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the summer and from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM in the winter.
There is no dress code
Allahabad is the main pious city of Uttar Pradesh and thus, majority of the people of the city spend their time in performing religious programs. Though people belonging to different religions reside in the city but they used to live with great peace and harmony.Allahabad is famous for none other Mughlai cuisines. This cuisine mainly belongs to North India. Thus, those who longs for great food with great taste, then they are at proper place in Uttar Pradesh. Here, tourists will get almost all different dishes of all cuisines whether Indian, Chinese, Continental.
Bela, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh 230001
By Surface Transport :
The nearest bus stop is Awadh
The nearest Railway station is Pratapgarh
By Air :
The nearest Airport is Bamrauli Airport, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Morning pooja and arathi starts from 4:30 AM onwards in the summer season and in winter season the pooja and arathi timings are 5:30 AM onwards
On Navarathri days different pooja's and sevas are performed for Goddess Shakti