Temples

The state of Uttarakhand is completely dotted with the temples of various Gods and Goddesses, representing the abiding faith of the people not only belonging to this region but across the world have in them, the reverence with which they look up to them, and the obeisance they pay in the temples constructed in their names.

There are temples of representing “divine knowledge”, Durga, the (fire) form of lord Shiva, goddess par excellence, Chandika, representing kali in her most terrible forms has nine temples in Garhwal and two in Kumaon, Sitala, the goddess of small pox has temples dedicated to her in Almora, Srinagar, Jageshwer and other places.

Among the female forms bearing local names Hariyali Devi, Chandrabadni, Surkanda, Kunjapuri and Syahi Devi are most prominent. The forms of Shaktis of the deity are known collectively as Matris have a temple dedicated to them at Badrinath.

Neither here nor in any other part of upper India is the separate worship of the Vashnavi Shakti in common practice. Lakshmi has a separate temple at Badrinath, but as a rule, is worshipped with Vishnu. There are temples dedicated to Sita Bhagwati, Gauri and Syahi Devi among others.

List of Temples in Uttarakhand

Anusuya Devi and Atri Muni Ashram, Chamoli

At an altitude of 2000 m is the temple of Anusuya Devi or the Anusuya Asharm. Devi Anusuya is revered as the goddess who blesses her devotees with children. A large fair is held here during the month ...

Baleshwar Temple, Champawat

The main Baleshwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (who is also know as Baleshwar). There are two other temples in the compound of Baleshwar, one dedicated to Ratneshwar and other...

Chandrabadni Devi Temple

The last in the holy triad, atop a hill, one can reach the temple either from Kandikhal en route Srinagar-Tehri, from where it is a 8 km walk to the temple or from Janikhal en route Dev Prayag-Tehri v...

Devidhura Temple, Champawat

The famous hunter, Jim Corbett's tale 'Temple Tiger' is associated with the Devidhura temples. Devidhura is situated amidst tall deodar and oak trees surrounded by beautiful native flora and fauna. Th...

Dhari Devi Temple, Srinagar, Pauri

Perched atop a 20 metre high rock, the temple of Dhari Devi is situated on the banks of river Alaknada. One has to travel a distance of 19 kms. from Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal) on Srinagar-Badrinath high...

Doonagiri Devi, Dwarahat

Doonagiri is 48 km from Ranikhet in Almora district. This place is of cultural importance as it is popular that a piece of Doonagiri hill fell here while Hanuman with the Sanjivini Booti was taking it...

Gaura Devi Temple, Pauri

Legends about Devgarh claim it as the Kingdom of the King of Garhwal and the land blessed by Gauri Mata. Kuber, who had received the Devi's blessings, built this temple. The carved figures inside the ...

Hariyali Devi, Rudraprayag

Hariyali Devi is at an altitude of 1400 m on the way to Rudraprayag-Karanprayag, a route diverting from Nagrasu, leads to the Siddha Peeth of Hariyali Devi, 22 km away. It is 37 km from the main town ...

Jwalpa Devi Temple, Pauri

This is a Shiddh Peeth of Jawlpa Devi situated of the left bank of Nawalika, 34 km from Pauri on the main, Pouri Kotdwar road. The temple sites are hardly 350m. Walk from the roadside. Even today, hun...

Kalipad Shakti Peeth

It is situated at the foothill of Girechhina (district Bageshwar), a place from where one can view the entire Himalayan range and the Sangam of Saryu and Gomati in Bageshwar. It is the same place wher...

Kunja Puri

Located at an altitude of 1645 m and lends a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and Doon valley to the South. Traveling towards Gangotri, about 6 km from Narend...

Mata Purnagiri Devi Temple, Tanakpur, Champawat

One of the 108 Siddha Peeths, this Devi Temple is 21 kms from Tanakpur, Tunyas is 17 kms and from there 3 km trek leads to Purnagiri Temple. Tanakpur is linked by direct bus service with Lucknow, Delh...

Naina Devi Temple, Nainital

The charming hills resort of Nainital gets its name from the Goddess Naina Devi. Finding it's ways from the Kushan Period, popularly known as Nanda or Naina Devi in the Kumaon region, an ancient templ...

Nanda Devi Nauti, Chamoli

The otherwise quite and serene Chamoli district in Garhwal reverberates during the festive event of Nanda Devi Raj Jat. The Raj Jat (Originally Raj-Yatra the Royal journey) takes place every 12 years ...

Nanda Devi Temple, Almora

Nanda Devi is said to have been the Goddess revered by the kings of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions. She is believed to be the destroyer of evil. Fairs are held at Ranikhet, Almora and Nainital in hono...

Shiv Temples in Uttarakhand

Agasteshwar Mahadev (Agastmuni) Baijnath -16 km from Kausani Baghnath (Bageshwar) Baleshwar Temple, Champawat Binsar Mahadev (near Ranikhet) ...

Surkanda Devi Temple

Situated at an elevation of 3,030 m above sea level near village Kaddukhal, the temple of the Surkanda Devi is 40 km from Mussoorie and 24 km from Chamba. The temple site is accessible on foot, being ...

Temples

The state of Uttarakhand is completely dotted with the temples of various Gods and Goddesses, representing the abiding faith of the people not only belonging to this region but across the world have i...

Virinda Devi Temple

Lying towards the western side of Almora on Almora-JalanPoudhar motorable road is the Virinda (Vaniri) Devi temple. One km walk from the roadside, the temple is situated in scenic environs and has a d...

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