Sunday, January 10, 2016

Patal Devi

Opposite to Nand Bhavan, there is an underground cave where Sanatana Goswami lived during his stay at Gokul. The cave is about 30 feet deep. It is in this cave, that Sanatana Goswami found the deity of Yogmaya Devi in the form of goddess Durga. He named the deity as Patal Devi as it was found underground. Santana Goswami worshipped that deity of Goddess Durga for many years. Later on the cave was enlarged and the temple was built at the place commemorating the deity of Patal Devi. Now the entrance of the cave has been blocked and apart from the smaller deity, a larger deity of Goddess Durga has also been established nearby.

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