Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Naina Devi Temple:

Maa Naina Devi image
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Mata Rani Naina Devi
Photo of Naina Devi
Naina Devi Temple:

Naina Devi Temple is a holy temple that is devoted to Shri Naina Devi, one of the forms of Goddess Shakti. Situated on the top of a hill in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, Naina Devi Mandir is one among the fifty one Shakti Peeths. The Temple of Naina Devi is a well-known temple, related to the National Highway No. 21 for the facility of pilgrims. The hill can be reached during a road by vehicles and to reach the summit, one can choose for concrete steps or cable car. Naina Devi Temple is a holy place particularly for the Hindus. Pilgrims come to visit this temple to pay their respect to the Goddess. According to the legends, the different body parts of Sati fell on the earth throughout the time of self-sacrifice. It is believed that Sati's eyes fell at this point and subsequently, a temple was built here to commemorate the goddess. The term 'Naina' suggests 'eyes', so the goddess came to be well-known as Naina Devi. In the temple compound, there is huge Peepal tree that is acclaimed to be there from past many centuries. On the right side of the entrance to the main shrine, idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha are located. After crossing the main gate of the shrine, two striking statues of Lions are visible. The main holy place reveals the images of three deities. Goddess Kali can be traced on the great left. In the centre, image of Naina Devi is visible, while Lord Ganesha is on the right side. The Temple is perched over a little yet scenic hill. From the suburbs of the temple, one can spot the picturesque Govind Sagar Lake. Close to the main temple, there is a small cave, which is well-known as Shri Naina Devi Cave. In the earlier days, people used to trek the steep path of 1.25 kms to reach the temple at the hill-top. At present, the facility of cable car has been launched to make to journey easy and enjoyable. On Shravan Ashtami, a big fair is held annually at this temple. Throughout the time of Navratras, the temple is visited by a huge number of people.

How to reach

One can easily reach Naina Devi Temple by taking regular Buses or by hiring taxis from Chandigarh or Shimla

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