Himachal Tourist Guide

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Chintpurni Temple is 33 km from Una and dedicated to Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Chintpurni Devi. This Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India. Lying in the Una village of Una district in the state of Himachal, the name of the temple literally means a remover of troubles and worries.

The legend is that the temple was built here after the Goddess revealed herself to Mayi Das, a devotee. The original pindi of the Devi still exists and the image depicts her without a head. It is the image of Chinnmastika - the goddess without a head.

Sati's feet fell at Chintpurni (940m) and the devout come here to leave their worries and pray for boons.

Chintpurni Temple is visited by a number of devotees every year mostly during its festivals. Especially during the Navratris held in the time of April and October and also during Shukalpaksh in August. They bring with them their worldly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi. It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted.

Chintpurni Temple, Una, HimachalThe Chintpurni Devi Temple is also the venue for a number of other festivals of North India. The temple like all the other temples in Himachal observes a major fair held in July and August. Named as the Sawan Ashtami Fair, it is a ten day affair that begins on the first Sawan Navaratra.The Sawan Ashtami Fair is  celebrated with great fervor in the Chintpurni Devi Temple. A large number of pilgrims and devotees participate in this fair bringing their worldly concerns with them and seek blessings from the goddess.

Chintpurni  Devi Temple, Una, HimachalSituated at the altitude of 940 meters, the temple rests on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi range of hills. About 3 km west of Bharwain, on the Hoshiarpur - Dharmashala road, the temple remains open from 4am to 11pm. People reach the shrine after walking around half a km up a gentle incline and making their way through a very busy market. There is a garbha griha at the centre of the main temple where the image of Mata Chintpurni Devi is installed in the form of a round stone, also known as a 'Pindi'. People stand in queues to get a look of the deity and offer prayers. It is a popular belief here that the goddess always fulfills the wishes made from a pure and true heart. 

History of Chintpurni Temple - Himachal Pradesh
The temple is believed to be founded by Pandit Mai Das, a Saraswat Brahman. He established this shrine of Mata Chintpurni in Chhaproh village twenty-six generations ago. Over time this place became known as Chintpurni after the eponymous deity. The descendants of the Brahmin still live in Chintpurni and perform prayers at the Chintpurni temple. 

How to Reach Chintpurni Temple:

Airport :- Gaggal Airport (60km) in Kangra is the nearest airport.

Railhead :- Hoshiarpur (in Punjab) is the nearest railhead, 43 Km away.

From Jwalamukhi, the distance is 35 km. Taxis and buses are available at both places.

Climate:

 In winter, the climate is cold when woolens are required. It is hot in summer and cottons are recommended.

Apart from the holy shrine, the place is also known for its picturesque surroundings. The valley houses excellent views for sight seeing, indoor and out door activities. The temple is also very well connected through road. That is to say, the place can be an ideal option for a religious visit and holiday both.

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