Temple of Goddess (Lehda)
This is the important pilgrimage site of this district. It can be reached from Pharenda tehsil headquarter at Brijmanganj road by going 0.5 km to 02 km from the road. In ancient times, this place was covered with a thick forest called Adravan. Here the holy temple of Goddess Durga is located on the banks of the ancient river (now Nalla) called Pahh. According to public faith and religious beliefs, this temple of God was established during the Mahabharata period by earning itself in the time of Pandavas’ unknown period. The ancient name of this religious place was ‘Adaruna Devi Than’, which is now known as Lehda Devi Temple. According to ancient folk belief, in the Mahabharata, Pandavas spent most of their time in this narrow ‘Ardravan’ period. During this period, Arjuna worshiped Vanadevi here. Pleased with worship, Vanadevi mother Bhagwati Durga had given Arjuna many unmatched powers. Thereafter, Arjun had established this Shakti Peeth as per the order of Mother Bhagwati. Later, according to another rainbow, which became famous as ‘Aadorna Devi’, in the ancient times, when a young woman crossing the ‘Pah river’ in a boat, the boatman wanted to touch her with bad intention, then the Goddess Mother of that girl Defense itself was manifested, and the sailors had given Samadhi in the same water, including the boat. The significance of this place is also expressed in this event. At a distance from the temple, an ancient place of worship (hut) is located in a number of boundaries, where many saints are the samadhi of saints, who remained associated with this meditation and remained penurious in their lifetime. In these Sadhus Yogis, the name of a famous yogi Baba Vanshidhar is still taken with respect by the saints. He has been renowned as a perfect yogi. On the Yoga force, he did many miracles and works of welfare. Many wild animals and animals, influenced by Baba’s power and devotion, remain obsessed with his command. Among them, a lion and a crocodile still become the subject of discussion, which Baba Vanshidhar had made a vegetarian creature.
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport is Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, which is approximately 80 Kilometers from LehdaTemple.
The nearest Railway Station is Anandnagar, approx 18 Kilometres from LehdaTemple.
To reach this temple Buses,Autorickshaws and Trains are available from Gorakhpur to Anandnagar(Pharenda). It is well connected by other mediums to the Temple from Anandnagar. Many tourists reach to the temple from Gorakhpur.