Golu Devta / Gwal Devta

About Golu Devta / Gwal Devta

Gwal Devta Temple is dedicated to Golu Devta (also known as Goril or Goral devta) who is considered the most revered local deity in the Kumaon region. Golu Devta is revered by the devotees as the God of Justice. The temple is located in the Champawat town in the name sake district of Uttarakhand. Large numbers of devotees visit the temple to seek the deity’s blessing in their life.

Near Champawat CityManch Tamali Motor Marg, Champawat
4 kms / 15 mins
From District Court, District Head Quarter Road, Champawat
30 mins

Golu Devta / Gwal Devta in Champawat

Champawat: The Birth Place of Golu Devta

According to the popular folklore, Golu Devta was the prince of a Katyuri king. On a hunting expedition the king fell in love with a young and beautiful woman and married her. Upon seeing the undivided attention the king gave to the new queen, the other queens got jealous. When the queen was expecting his first child, the queens conspired to kill the child at the birth. After several failed attempts, they drowned the child into the river. However, he miraculously came out unharmed and was adopted by a poor fisherman family. The child grew to be an honest and a just young man. Upon seeing the ill-attempts of her step mothers, he returned to the kingdom and told the truth, the king convicted the queens and installed Golu as his heir. The kingdom under Golu was just and fair. Hence, Golu Devta is revered as the God of Justice.

Location of Golu Devta / Gwal Devta

Golu Devta / Gwal Devta is located in Near Champawat City ( Manch Tamali Motor Marg, Champawat).

Location & How to Reach Golu Devta / Gwal Devta

Gwal Devta  or Golu Devta Temple is located near the Champawat town in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. It is readily accessible via motorable roads and is well connected with majority of northern Indian cities including Delhi. 

By Road: Champawat is situated about 455 kms from Delhi. The roads leading to Champawat are not well-maintained so one can expect a bumpy ride. Several shared cabs and buses are available from Haldwani, Almora and Bageshwar.  

By Rail: Situated at a distance of 75 km, Tanakpur Railway station in the valley is the nearest railhead. Visitors can book a taxi directly from Tanakpur to Champawat.

By Air: Pant Nagar airport is the nearest airport located 183 kms from Gwal Devta temple in Champawat. It is well connected to Delhi with daily flights and taxis to Champawat are easily available from here.  


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What is Golu Devta / Gwal Devta famous for?

Golu Devta / Gwal Devta is popular place for following activities/ interests - Golu Devta Temples, Religious, Temples.

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