Shitla Mata Mandir Patna
About Shitla Mata Mandir
Shitla Mata Mandir or Shitla Devi Mandir is situated at Patna City. This is a place for worship of Mata Durga also known as shakti peeth of Maa Durga. Shitla Mata Temple is located at Main market near Tower Chowk, Deoghar. Devotees come here and sit for hours in its premises. The temple has less height but idols are ancient. It is believed that incurable diseases are cured if one worships here with heart. Every year in the month of Chaita (April), Shitla Puja celebration takes place with great pomp and show.
It houses the image of Shitala Devi, and the pindas of the ‘Saptamatrikas’ (the seven mother forms). It is widely revered and worshiped for the cures for the small-pox as well as for fulfilling all sorts of desires. The site once contained several ancient and medieval sculptures. Of these, at least one was that of the Yaksha of the Mauryan art-affiliation.
However, the statues have no existing record as of now. The site is situated at a short distance south-west of Gulzarbagh station. It is barely one kilometer away from the archaeological ruins of Kumhrar Park.
The place where the temple is situated is positioned on the outskirt of the city, near to Mahatma Gandhi Setu. It is easily reachable by private cabs or autos.
The nearest railway station is Patna Junction at a distance of 1 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport at a distance of 5 km from the temple.