Budhiya Mai Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is located in the dense forests of Kushmi, Uttar Pradesh India. It is about 8kms from Gorakhpur railway station. The temple was in the banks of the pond. The temple is named after the old lady Budhia Mai, who built it. The pond stands in between the old and new temple, which makes the place very scenic.
In the Garbha graha or sanctum santorum is the idol of Goddess Durga. She is seen wearing a bright red Churni and a small idol of budhia mai to its Left dressed in White sari. A large number of devotees flock the temple during Navaratri, not minding its small size. Food is cooked in the premises and offered to the deity and then the same is consumed as Prasad. The speciality is instead of offering Red Chunari white Chunari is offered to the Goddess here.
How to Reach Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur civil airport is the closest airport which is situated around 8 kilometers away from the city centre. Direct flights from Gorakhpur airport connect to cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Kolkata and others.
The Gorakhpur railway station is the primary railhead and is the headquarters of North Eastern Railway. This railhead is well connected to major cities of the country such as Delhi, Chennai, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Lucknow and a lot more. Cabs and Auto Rickshaws can be hired outside the railway station.
There are regular buses from other major cities to Gorakhpur.
Budhiya Mai Mandir,
National Highway 28, Jungle Ramgarh Urf Sarka,
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India,
Pincode – 273202.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Maatrirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaktirupena Sansthitah Yaa Devii Sarvabhuuteshhu Shaantirupena Sansthitah Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namastasyaih Namo Namah
Meaning -Goddess Durga is omnipresent and a personification of the universal mother, who is omnipresent and who embodies power and energy. Oh great mother, who also embodies peace, I bow to you, mother, I bow to Durga and I bow to Shakti.
Ayi Giri Nandini Nandita Medini Vishva Vinodini Nandi Nute Giri Vara Vindhya Shiro Adhi Nivaasini Vissnnu Vilaasini Jissnnu Nute Bhagavati He Shiti Kannttha Kuttumbini Bhuri Kuttumbini Bhuri Krte Jaya Jaya He Mahissaasura Mardini Ramya Kapardini Shaila Sute
Meaning -I offer my salutations to the mountain's daughter, who fills the world with joy, who is praised by Nandi, who lives on Vindhya's summits, who gives joy to Her brother Lord Vishnu and who Lord Indra praises, Oh Goddess who is Lord Shiva's consort and who created abundance. The destroyer of the demon Mahishasura, the one with beautiful hair and the mountain's daughter, victory to you.
Madhu Kaittabha Vidhvamsi Vidhaatr Varade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -Oh Devi Durga, we salute you for destroying Madhu and Kaitabha and granting Lord Brahma the boon of protection. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
Mahissaasura Nirnaashi Bhaktaanaam Sukhade Namah Ruupam Dehi Jayam Dehi Yasho Dehi Dvisso Jahi
Meaning -We salute Goddess Durga who destroyed Mahishasura, the demon, who bestows a lot of happiness on Her devotees. Please bestow on me spiritual beauty, victory and glory and crush my inner enemies.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.