Naina Devi Temple, Nainital

Naina Devi Temple

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Naina Devi Temple
Average Rating
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29 Ratings & 21 Reviews

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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21 traveller reviews for Naina Devi Temple

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Ss Ff
  • Ss Ff
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 2 Reviews

"Very happy to be there!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
This is a beautiful temple. I was very happy to visit there. More
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Suresh Thapa
  • Suresh Thapa
  • Lives in Udaipur
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews

"Such a peaceful place!"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
It is so peaceful inside the temple. You must go inside to seek blessings. Also you can spend some time, boating. After boating at lake you should visit there for blessings so that you have a happy life. More
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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 222 Reviews

"Naina Devi temple is considered one of the shakti peth"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Naina Devi temple is considered one of the shakti peth. It is on the top of a tall mount. The width of this mount is not proportional to its height. It is said that the goddess Naina Devi created this mount to stop the water flow. If you see....... More
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  • Sharavan
  • 18 Reviews

"Nothing special but a good temple beside that lake"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is a good temple beside the lake. It may not be that special to be visited but you can also reach this temple crossing the lake in small boats, which would give you a lovely experience. More
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Esheeta ghosh
  • Esheeta ghosh
  • 6 Reviews

"Area is calm and peaceful"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Gives an excellent view of the lake! The temple area is calm and it is nice to sit there for sometime as well. The Tibetan market in front of the temple is a nice place for shopaholics. More
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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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