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Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple is a famous hill temple in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. The legend behind this temple is that Lord Shiva’s consort Sati burnt herself in a yagna (sacrifice) to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked up her corpse and started his dance of rage. To save the earth from Shiva’s wrath Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra (Discus) and cut Sati’s body into fifty-one pieces. It is believed that Sati’s eyes fell at the spot where this temple is situated and so the temple is called Naina Devi. The temple celebrates many events including Navratri, Shravan, Durga Maha Ashtami, Dusshera and Diwali.

The nearest airport is at Chandigarh 100 km away. Kiratpur Sahib and Anandpur Sahib are the railway stations near the temple. The place is also well served by the National Highway 21. On getting down at the temple bus stand, visitors can reach the temple either by ropeway or on foot. Comfortable accommodation facilities are also available at this site.

Updated on 21st July, 2014
District: Bilaspur


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