Jhoola Devi Temple, Ranikhet

Jhoola Devi Temple

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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.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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5 traveller reviews for Jhoola Devi Temple

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Sumeet Bakshi
  • Sumeet Bakshi
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 7 Reviews

"A giant old temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2014
The temple was built to create peace and harmony between the wildlife - leopards and humans many centuries ago. Since the building of the temple, the 2 species have co-existed peacefully. Just to demonstrate, we were at the Golf Course and saw a couple of Fox at a distance of not more than 200 meters. After a short while they moved in closer to us till a dog arrived on the scene and scared them away.
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  • Sunita
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Peaceful and calm"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2014
We went at sunset. It was calm and peaceful, had fun. Didn't stay for long. The mandir was clean with little water spilt in the passage that irritated the children who had socks on.
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  • 3 votes

Nitish Goel
  • Nitish Goel
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 9 Reviews

"Different and unique temple"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Aug 10, 2014
Very old mythological temple with thousands of bells makes this place very different and special in many senses. Ask a wish and hang your bell too. It was simply an amazing feeling being there. Must watch this place if you will go to Ranikhet
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  • 3 votes

Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Sabyasachi Rayc
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 27 photos
  • 192 Reviews

"Wishes and Bells"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2014
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 the idol that has been lying underground. The temple stands at the place where the idol was unearthed. Ask for your wish, and it would be granted. If your wish is granted you are required to come back to offer a bell to the Goddess. Do wishes really come true? Check out the number bells that are hanging at the temple. And, hold it, this is after the temple authorities remove the bells that get accumulated periodically!!
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  • 3 votes

Ajay prasad
  • Ajay prasad
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  • 4 Reviews

"The fascinating story"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2013
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 her. The thousands of bells tell the story of faith that devotees have entrusted in the temple and the goddess.
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  • 5 votes

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