There is an interesting story about how Aakaladevi was established in Ded village of Nawalparasi district. In the past, a community called Darai used to live in this area. They used to earn their living by fishing, rowing boats in rivers, preparing bamboo items and cultivating land. Once there was no rainfall in the village for very long period ao the Darai community left the village. On their way back, they worshipped Kali gandaki and devi while walking on the river bank. Finally, they reached a place named Noonjara. As they were dog tired, they drank water from a nearby well and rested. That night, they slept near the well. One of them, in a dream, somehow saw that constructing Shila, an image of devi, in that place would bring a heavy rain in their village. So they built an image of devi in Noonjara and thus, a heavy rain occurred in Ded village. Since that moment, people started believing the devi and in order to worship her, every year various melas are organized during Chaite Astami, Ram Nawami and Chaite Purnima. This place was named Darai village after Darai community who lived on the banks of the river Gandaki. Later, the name was gradually transformed into Ded, the elderly people suggest. This place is the home of Devi’s symbol – Shila, wooden arts and ancient caves. Due to strong belief on Aakaladevi and her supreme power, hundreds of worshippers visit the area in hope of getting their prayers answered.