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 temple is understood to have been built in the 15th century A.D., which might have destroyed in a landslide. Later, 1842 Moti Ram Shah, while settling in Nainital had installed the idol of Naina Devi along with other idols of Gods and Goddesses, which is said to have been re-established in 1883 after the landslides in 1880. Amidst the 1567 yards long, 167 yards wide and 93 feet deep lake, the temple attracts a number of tourists. Every year a statue immersion ceremony is celebrated here since 1918-19, similar to that in Maharashtra and West Bengal on the Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami.

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