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5 Indian Cities That Are Named After Goddess Durga

 These Indian Cities are blessed with Warrior Goddess, Goddess Durga


Chaitra Navratri is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in our country in which Goddess Durga is worshipped by the preachers. As this festival is approaching this year, almost all of us know how to celebrate it but a very few know the interesting fact that many Indian places named after the Gods. Many destinations of our country have been named after the Great Goddess Durga, the Warrior Goddess. To know more about these blessed locations, check out the below list:




  • Nainital


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Nainital is a popular hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. The town got its name as Nainital because of its sacredness as there is a temple of Naina Devi, a form of Goddess Durga which graces this popular place.




  • Chandigarh


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Chandigarh, commonly known as the Happiest City of India, has been named after the altar of Chandi Devi which is located on its outskirts. A lot of localities and tourists visit this temple mostly during the Chaitra and Sharad Navratri.




  • Patna


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Patna is the capital and the largest city of the state of Bihar. According to the scriptures, it is believed that on the soil where old Patna is located, the spouse of Lord Shiva i.e. Sati Devi’s right thigh has fallen. In order to worship the Goddess, a Shakti Peetha was built on the same empowered place. The name of this honourable spot was Patan Devi and this is from where Patna city got its name.




  • Mumbai


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Mumbai, the city of Dreams has a famous Mumba Devi Road near Zaveri Bazar and on this road is situated the Mumba Devi Temple which is known to give strength to the city.  The temple was initially built almost five centuries back for the worship of Amba Devi but with the passage of time, the name deformed to Mumba Devi and hence the city is called as Mumbai.




  • Delhi


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Even before the Mughals had set their foot in Delhi, some part of Delhi was known as Yognipur due to the existence of Yogamaya Temple which is situated in the Mehrauli area. It is believed that about 5000 years ago, this temple was built by the Pandava Brothers.



Visit one of these cities this Navratri to experience the colourful Goddess Durga Statue, merry with dancing and singing for nine days and offer your prayers for strength to the “Warrior Goddess”.



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