Shri Naina Devi Ji is one of the most notable places of worship in Himachal Pradesh. Located in Distt Bilaspur, it is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths where limbs of Sati fell on Earth. This holy place witnesses the huge crowd of pilgrims and devotees round the year and especially during Shravan Ashtami and in the Navratras of Chaitra & Ashwin.
Special fair is organized during Chaitra, Shravan and Ashwin Navrati, which attracts millions of visitors from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other corners of the country.
The current temple replaces the original 15th-century structure (buried in an 1880 landslide)that marks the spot where the goddess Sati’s eye fell when her husband Shiva scattered her body parts over the country.Naina Devi temple is one of the most important Shakti Peeths of India, situated in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. Raja Bir Chand got this temple constructed in the 8th century. The popular hill resort located in Himachal known by the name of Nainital has been named after the famous Naina Devi Temple. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi and is located on top of the Naina Hillin Bilaspur.
The famous shrine of Naina Devi is 57 km from Bilaspur, 151 Km from Shimla and 34 fromKiratpur Sahib. The temple, up on a hill, presents a panoramic view of the town of Anandpur Sahib (15 km from Naina Devi) also of the low-lying ranges by the side of flowing Sutlej, in the form of Gobind Sagar. Navratra Melas are held here that attract devotees from all over India, mostly from Punjab and Himachal.
The temple of Naina Devi is situated about 7 miles from Anandpore Sahib on Bhakra Nangalrail–line. The temple is situated on ShivalikMountain and devotees have to cover a distance of above 2 km on foot. It takes for the normal Devotee about half an hour to reach the temple from the foothill. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati (Durga). It is said that the Goddess is worshipped here in the form of a self-born Pindi. There are two more Pindis here – one of Lord Ganesha and one established by the Pandavas. The temple is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The scenic natural surroundings provide solace and peace for all those visiting this abode of devotion and faith.
Naina Devi Temple is definitely the place to be if are looking for some quiet moments and introspection. It’s scenic beauty is marvelous and all the devotees gets peace and blessings of Ma Naina Devi. It’s surrounded by Govind Sagar lake and Bharka Dam. Naina Devi is a great source of comfort, strength and influence on the soul searching. Those yearning for solace, peace and salvation, it is a dream destination and abode of peace.
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