Chaiti Temple, Almora
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Chaiti Temple

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Chaiti Temple, located 6 km from Almora, is a sacred temple devoted to the mythological and historical God of the Kumaon region, Golu Devata. Perched on a hilltop, this temple was constructed in the 12th century by a general belonging to the Chand dynasty. Golu Devata, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva, was deified general of this dynasty.

Located through a thick forest of the chir pines spotted with mimosa clumps, this temple is an important religious attraction of the region. There are a large number of bells hanging in the premises of this temple, and thus it is referred to as the temple of million bells. These brass bells are hung by the devotees as offerings for making a wish or thanksgiving.

Temple walls are covered with court stamp papers, which are petitions from devotees who have not got justice in the court. On accomplishment of a wish, devotees often show gratitude to the deity by sacrificing a goat in front of the idol. Bearing such strong faith, this temple can be visited by tourists visiting Almora via buses, private taxis or even carts. 
 

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Saurabh Singh
  • Saurabh Singh
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"Easy to reach"

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  • Posted 2 months ago
Religious place, peaceful & calm. Well known deity in Kumaon region. When we went there there was no fair going on. Carry woollen clothes is a must in December. Easy to reach.
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