Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet

Jhoola Devi Temple

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Jhoola Devi Temple
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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Wishes and Bells"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Close to Chaubatia is this old temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. Legend has it that the wild animals terrorised the villagers of the neighbourhood. They prayed collectively to the Goddess, who appeared in their dream. Asked them to excavate....... More
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Ajay prasad

"The fascinating story"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
The story of the building of Jhula Devi temple in the middle of jungle is fascinating. The goddess is supposed to have appeared in dream of a shepherd and assured that leopards wouldn't pry upon their cattle if a temple was constructed for....... More
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About Jhoola Devi Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an ancient temple built in the 8th century, situated at 7 km from the town. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and is a believed at this temple, that Jhoola Devi has the powers to fulfil the wishes of all her devotees. The temple houses a cluster of holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on being ringed. The clangs of these bells are heard till a very long distance.

According to a mythology, this temple was built to seek Durga’s protection for the wild animals in the place. The idol of Goddess Durga is said to have been excavated by a shepherd from a particular spot after being guided so by the goddess herself in his dream. This temple is made on the same spot from where this idol was obtained. A Rama Mandir dedicated to Lord Rama also resides atop this Jhoola Temple, on the Kumaon Hill.

Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Admission Fees: Free

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