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Chauri Chaura is situated in Lat. 26 Degree 38' N. and Long. 83 Degree 35' E. on the State highway between Gorakhpur and Deoria, 26 km. from Gorakhpur. It has a railway station which is 25 km. south-east of the Gorakhpur railway junction. Prior...Read More
Tarkulaha Devi Temple is a holy place of worship not only for local people but also for people from as far as Bihar, Bengal, MP and Rajasthan. The name Tarkulaha has been derrived from a local tree named Taad found in the area. This place is also associated with Amar Shaheed Bandhu Singh, famous for his role in 1st struggle for freedom in 1857. There is a month long mela (funfair) every year starting from Chaitra Ramnavami at the Tarkulaha Devi Temple. People from far flung locations visit ‘Tarkulaha Mela’ to shop for their annual requirements of Garam Masala (Indian Spices) and to enjoy the traditional ‘Nautanki’ (drama), Nag Kanya shows and small circuses. Also, Tarkulaha Devi Temple was Shaheed Bandhu Singh's favourite place.
This page is here to give you information regarding the Tarkulaha Devi Temple. For those of you who are not familiar with the area or it's history, may be unaware of this temple. You may have previously taken holidays to places such as the UK and stayed at Britannia Bournemouth or you could have gone to France, but have never been to a place like this before. If you are thinking about visiting here then this is a must-see place.
Taking a trip to Chauri Chaura may be unlike any you have done before. It is a place full of history and really rich in culture. You're eyes will be opened by the wonderful sites and your nose will be delighted by the devine smells you find here. Visiting the Tarkulaha Devi Temple is sure to be a spiritual and moving experience for any visitor.
Tarkulaha Devi Temple was a favourite place for freedom fighter Bandhu Singh. He was born on 1st May 1833 in a Zamindar family of Babu Shiv Prasad Singh of Dumari Riyasat. He had 5 brothers named Dal Hamman Singh, Tejai Singh, Fateh Singh, Jheenak Singh and Karia Singh. It is said that Bandhu Singh always dreamt of India's independence from British. He was a great devotee of Tarkulaha Devi. He used to fight British with Gurilla war technique. There is a saying that he used to sacrifice heads of enimies in the Tarkulaha Devi Temple.Finally he was arrested by British and hanged publically at Ali Nagar Chauraha in Gorakhpur on 12th August 1857. People say that 7 times the hangman was unable to hang him due to rope breaking every time by grace of Tarkulaha Devi. It was successful only at 8th time when Bandhu Singh prayed Mata Tarkulara Devi.