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Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol

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About Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol

Hanol is a popular village on the banks of Tons river in Chakrata. Hanol is named after the Brahmin Huna Bhatt. Surrounded by the lush green hills, Hanol has a scenic location and a tourist spot near Chakrata

Hanol is more famous for the Mahasu Devta Temple. Visitors and devotees from far away places visit Mahasu Devta Temple for blessings.

Get details of Mahasu Devta Temple of Hanol, Location, How to Reach

95 Kms from Chakratain Hanol village
109 kms / 3 hr 15 mins
From Primary School Lal Kurti, Chakrata
2 hr

Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol in Chakrata

Mahasu Devta Temple is located in Hanol village on Chakrata-Tuini-Mori road.

Hanol - Mahasu Devta Temple History

According to Hindu mythology, Mandarth a demon used to reside in this village who used to gobble one many every day. As the villagers were troubled, a devotee of Lord Shiva then asked for help and prayed to the lord for seeking help. Lord Shiva then asked Deolari Devi, a devotee of Lord Shiva and resident of the same village to send her all four sons to Mandrath. 

A fierce battle encountered between them, which lasted for a couple of days and at last, the four brothers, managed to kill the demon. After a couple of years, a villager while ploughing his field found the four Shivalingas which were named after the four brave sons of Deolari Devi-Botha, Pavasik, Vasik and Chalda. Since then, the villagers started worshiping Lord Shiva as Mahasu Devta here. 

Mahasu Devta Temple - Lord Mahasu

Mahasu Devta or Lord Mahasu is regarded as God of Justice and his decision was believed to be acceptable by people and local rulers. Mahasu devta Temple was built in 9th century in Huna architectural style. Later on it got a mixed style of architecture. Now Archaeological Survey of India takes care of the temple.

Mahasu Devta Festival & Fair

A five day long festival, Shaant Festival was held between 22 May 2014 and 26 May 2004. Shaant Festival ceremonies included sacrifices of large number of animals. But Pandits of the ceremony later on decides to stop the sacrificing animals any further and allow entry of ladies in the Mahasu Devta Temple. Now Mahasu Devta Fair is held in the month of August every year. This fair is continued for three days and night. Devotees from far away places attend this fair.

A GMVN guest house is located at Hanol for tourists. Visitors may also stay in rooms available in the temple premises.

Location of Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol

Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol is located in 95 Kms from Chakrata ( in Hanol village).

Location & How to Reach Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol

Hanol is located at 95 kms from Chakrata via Tuini. One can reach here by bus or by hiring taxi from either Chakrata or Dehradun. Nearest rail head to reach Hanol is Dehradun Railway Station (181 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport (207 kms). It takes 4 hours from Chakrata and 6 hours from Dehradun to reach Hanol.

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What is Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol famous for?

Mahasu Devta Temple in Hanol is popular place for following activities/ interests - Monuments of National Importance, Pilgrimage, Religious, Temples.

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