Uma Devi Temple

About Uma Devi Temple

The sacred Uma Devi Temple in Karnaprayag is dedicated to Goddess Parvati or Gauri, the daughter of the Himalayas. It is here that her ‘Swayambhu’ or self- manifested idol has been consecrated since ages. This pious Hindu shrine is located near the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar River, making the aura spiritually awakening.

Karnaprayagnear Karnaprayag bridge over Alaknanda River
0.16 km
From State Bank of India, Badrinath Road, Karnaprayag,
30 mins

Uma Devi Temple in Karnaprayag

Uma Devi temple is hailed as the second most revered Hindu shrine in Karnaprayag and is admired and worshipped as a Shaktipeeth. People belonging to different sects and walk of life garner their faith in the deity and visit this temple often.

Local legend related to Uma Devi Temple

The locals believe that Uma Devi appeared in front of a Dimri Pundit and asked him to build a temple for her, at the holy confluence of Pindar and Alaknanda River.

Festivals and Fairs at Uma Devi Temple

Once in every twelve years, the Uma Devi Temple hosts a grand procession in which the idol of Goddess Uma is carried to Dimmer village, her maternal home. Many villagers take part in this procession which is taken out with great pomp and show.  

History of Uma Devi Temple

The Uma Devi Temple came into existence in the early years of the 20th century. It is considered to be the home of Goddess Uma and has great religious importance in the life of the locals.

Location of Uma Devi Temple

Uma Devi Temple is located in Karnaprayag ( near Karnaprayag bridge over Alaknanda River).

Location & How to Reach Uma Devi Temple

Situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Pindar River, the Uma Devi temple is located on NH-58, Badrinath highway in Uttarakhand. The temple is positioned near the Karnaprayag Bridge, erected over the mighty Alaknanda River. Buses to the nearby cities like Rishikesh and Srinagar are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi. Taxis and buses to Karnaprayag are available from the major destinations of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh railway station at 170 km is the nearest railhead from UmaDevi Temple. Taxis and buses to Karnaprayag are available from the railway station. Jolly Grant airport at 187 km is the closest air connectivity fromhere. Taxis to Karnaprayag are available from the Jolly Grant airport.

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