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 dome like structure. Demon Glandyu was granted a boon, making him immortal and unvanquishable due to his wife’s total devotion towards him. On realizing his strength the Demon became even crueler and it became imperative to exterminate him. The Devi is worshipped for her devotion towards her husband the place is marked as a cultural shrine.