Nanda Devi Temple, Almora

Nanda Devi Temple

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About Nanda Devi Temple (Place of Worship)

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Nanda Devi Temple, situated in the town of Almora above the Mall Road, is one of the sacred temples in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Dating back to 1000 years, this Kumaoni-style temple is dedicated to the patron goddess of the Chand Dynasty.

It is built within the antechamber of a Shiva Temple, and features a magnificent monument adorned with a stone amalaka or crown, encircled by a wooden roof. The surrounding walls are graced by intricate stone carvings that imitate life-like statues and images.

The temple is most famous for the Nanda Devi Fair that is hosted every year in the month of September. Tourists from across the world travel to Almora just to participate in this festival, which is accompanied with drum beats and energetic dance steps.

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Gautam basak

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"Enjoy year ending holidays"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 2, 2017
Absolutely it worth the visit and "paisa-vasool". We enjoyed the tour very much. Actually, as a dwellers of metropolitan city, we want to enjoy year ending holidays in solitude. We get it. Any group of ages can enjoy the trip according to their tastes. Musicians can find their tunes, artists can find their themes. Young travelers should control themselves. Do not attempt to drive if they are not so much experienced in driving in the road of hill area. Should consumed limited quantum of alcohol. Otherwise the journey is safe and secured. Travelers should avoid carrying of heavy luggage and if necessary take some medicine for breathing problem.
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"A nice temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2016
This temple belongs to chand dynasty around 1000 year back it is situated in Almora. Big fair in September month is organised here, people around India came here to attend this function.
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Sabyasachi Rayc

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"The Holy Goddess"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2014
Visit this temple during the annual Nanda Devi fair held in August-September. That is when this 1000 year old temple located in the heart of Almora, comes alive. Check this temple for the ornate wooden carvings the hallmark of Kumaoni Architecture of yore. And if you are lucky to be in time for the festivals, feast your eyes on the traditional dances, as the deity makes her round of the town accompanied by her companion Sunanda. Interestingly the deity for the processions is made of the core of a banana tree. Our friends from eastern Bengal might observe some similarities of this tradition with the Lakshmi Puja in their households.
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