Tarkulha Devi Temple
20 kms east of Gorakhpur City on Gorakhpur-Deoria road (SH-1), about 5 km from Chauri-Chaura, in Gorakhpur district, U.P., India
Monday, Friday, Fair of one Month during Chaitra RamnavmiHow to reach
Buses/Auto Rickshaw and taxis are available from Gorakhpur
It is one of the major attractions around Gorakhpur. The name Tarkulha derived its name from a local tree named ‘Taad’ abundantly found in the area. This temple is not only popular among local people but is also visited by the people from as far as Bihar, Bengal, M.P. & Rajasthan. There is one month long fair every year, starting from Chaitra Ramnavmi (in the month of April) around this temple. People come here to shop for their annual requirements of spices and to enjoy different traditional shows organized during this fair. This place is also associated with freedom fighter Bandhu Singh, famous for his role in Ist struggle for freedom in 1857. Tarkulaha Devi was the Isht Devi of freedom fighter Babu Bandhu Singh. There is also a memorial built to honour Saheed (freedom fighter) Bandhu Singh located near the temple.