Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth

Maa Naina Devi Ji Temple Largest darshan center of both Hindu and Sikh pilgrims.

Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth is on National Highway 205 and 60 km from Bilaspur, 108 km from Chandigarh, 18 km from Bhakra, and 20 km from Anandpur Sahib. 

This Trikoniya Dhar, popularly known as Naina Dhar, is situated at an elevation of 3535 feet above sea level.

Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple has emerged as the largest darshan center of both Hindu and Sikh pilgrims.

The Bhakra Dam, Anandpur Sahib, and Govind Sagar Lake are surrounded by the famous land mark.

Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth
Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth

It is one of the famous 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindus, which have mythological connections with Lord Shiva and Guru Govind Singh.

There are 51 Shaktipeeths across the country covering the various forms of Goddess Durga. One of them is the Naina Devi temple at an altitude of 1177 meters in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. 

Naina Devi Temple has special significance in 51 Shaktipeeth. Also, there are many mythological stories associated with it.

Mythology of Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple

According to a legend, King Daksha, father-in-law of Lord Shiva and father of Goddess Sati, organized a yajna, in which he did not invite Shiva and Sati as he did not consider Shiva as his equal. 

Goddess Sati found it very bad and reached the yagna without calling. Shiva was greatly insulted at the sacrificial place, which Sati could not bear, and she jumped into the Havan Kund.

When Lord Shankar came to know about this, he came and removed Sati's body from Havan Kund and started doing Tandava. Because of which there was an outcry in the whole universe.

 To save the entire universe from this crisis, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts from his Sudarshan Chakra, the limb where it fell became the Shakti Peetha. 

It is believed that Nayan of Goddess Sati fell in Naina Devi.

Another story is associated with Sikh Guru Gobind Singh Ji. When he launched his military campaign against the Mughals in 1756, he went to Sri Naina Devi and performed a Mahayagya to seek the blessings of the Goddess.

 After being blessed, he successfully defeated the Mughals.

Other features related to the temple

The peepal tree in Naina Devi temple holds great significance for the devotees. It is believed that this is a centuries-old tree, which fulfills everyone's wishes. 

To the right of the main gate of the temple is a statue of Lord Ganesha and Hanuman. The temple is also a garbgufa.

Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth
Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth

How to reach Maa Naina Devi Shaktipeeth

Travelers flying by air can reach Chandigarh by air. After this, you can take the convenience of a bus or car. Tourists can avail railway facilities to Chandigarh and Palampur to visit Naina Devi.

The devotees can take stairs from the bus terminal to reach the temple. A cable car facility is also available near the bus terminal.

 Light vehicles and cars can take another alternate route which is about 1.5 km long to reach the main temple.


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