Naina Devi Temple, Nainital
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Naina Devi Temple

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Naina Devi Temple
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45 Ratings & 33 Reviews

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  • Very Good 11
  • Good 6
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Shishir
  • Shishir
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 2 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"It's a good temple but very small in size"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It's a good temple but very small in size. Just at a side of the lake. In front of it there is a masjid and a gurdwara. There is a Tibetan market nearby.
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Ajeet Gaur
  • Ajeet Gaur
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 7 Reviews

"One of the most revered Hindu temples in India"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Naina devi temple is situated near the Naini lake. Maa Naina Devi is symbolised by two 'netras' or eyes of goddess Sati. Maa Naina Devi Temple is considered to be one of the most revered Hindu temples in India.
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Ravinder Anand
  • Ravinder Anand
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews

"Located on the banks of Naini lake"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This temple is located on the banks of Naini lake. We can get a full view of the lake from this temple.
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Gaurav Sharma
  • Gaurav Sharma
  • 2 Reviews

"Small and beautiful temple, but huge in magnitude of faith"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The Kumaon hills have many small temples everywhere but this one is special. It is one of the 9 Shakti Peeths. Legend has it that Sati's left eye fell here. People come here to tie the knot, to make a wish. Small and beautiful temple, but huge in magnitude of faith.
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Srishti Chauhan
  • Srishti Chauhan
  • 1 photo
  • 18 Reviews

"Surrounded by mountains on every side"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Naina Devi temple is a beautiful, religious destination for tourists all over. Situated on the bank of Naini Lake, this temple is surrounded by mountains on every side. The temple has great religious importance in Hindu mythology.
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Poonam Saxena
  • Poonam Saxena
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 2 Reviews

"The view of the city from the temple is amazing"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Good place to visit. The view of the city from the temple is amazing. For photography buffs, best time to visit is during sun set for perfect photo shoot. As per my view it is a nice temple. I liked the temple very much and the location of the temple is very good. Naina devi temple is situated just beside the Naini temple. It is a very big temple which contains statues of various gods and goddess. The floor of the temple is very cold so remember to keep wearing your socks. You can have full view of the Naini lake from the temple.
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Kumar hemant
  • Kumar hemant
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 photo
  • 6 Reviews

"Visit to Naina Devi Temple Is Always Awesome"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I was happy and felt blessed to visit the Naina Devi Temple. You will feel the Devi power and you will have a fantastic view to the landscape. Every time I would come back to this special place I felt blessed to be there and still I am touched when I remember my trip to the Naina Devi Temples in Nanital.
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Arun Gupta
  • Arun Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Beautiful Temple"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Evening view of the temple is really fantastic. It is pretty good otherwise also. I had fun!
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Devraj
  • Devraj
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Must watch place"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Yes it worth the visit and totally paisa vasool. Always carry a camera with you so that you can take beautiful snaps of the place.
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Sreedhar Venkat
  • Sreedhar Venkat
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Nainadevi at Nainital"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I came to know about mythological story of naina devi first time during the trip. Lord Shiva carried body of Goddess Sati to Kailash Parvata and her eyes (Nayan) fell in this place. It is also one of the sakthi peedh of Goddess Sakthi.
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About Naina Devi Temple

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

Deemed as one of the 'Shakti Peethas' or religious sites, the temple of Naina Devi is one of the most important places of worship in Nainital. The temple is situated on top of the Naina hillock and attracts thousands of devotees every year. Legend has it that Sati (or Parvati), the daughter of Prajapati Daksha became Lord Shiva's consort. Once when she was visiting her father, he insulted Lord Shiva. Unable to accept any desecration of her Lord, Sati killed herself. Upon hearing of his wife's death, Shiva went mad with rage and grief. Hoisting Sati's body across his shoulders, he began to pace the three worlds. Such was his wrath that all the other Gods trembled and everybody refused to intervene. Finally they appealed to Lord Vishnu for help. Lord Vishnu struck Sati's body with a volley of arrows thus severing them into tiny pieces. The places where the pieces fell and touched the ground were termed as the sacred Shakti Peeths. It is believed that Sati's eyes fell at the same spot where this temple is built. Thus the name Naina Devi. Naina Devi's temple can be reached by climbing to the top of the Naina hill. The gate to the temple is marked by a gigantic Peepal tree to the left. On the right are idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh. Inside the temple are three deities. Mata Kali Devi, Maa Naina Devi and Lord Ganesh.

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