Deoband is a town located on the Saharanpur
Highway. Long ago, a dense forest existed here which remained as the residence of Goddess Durga
and hence it came to be known as Devi Van, which was later re-named as Deoband. An ancient lake, commonly known as Devi Kund, is located to the east of Deoband. It is said that Devi Dugra killed the Maha Asur Durg at this kund. Adjacent to the kund is a temple of Bala Sundari which is built to commemorate this event. There are some inscriptions engraved on the door of the temple.
During Chaitra Shukla Chaturdasi, a festival is organized here.