BEST TIME TO VISIT IN UTTARAKHAND DURING NAVRATRI – DURGA POOJA
Navratri is probably one of the most revered Indian festivals, where most of the Indians observe 9 days fast. The best places to visit in Uttarakhand during Navratri are calling the travelers in us because it is time once again to celebrate the arrival of Maa Durga, the invincible warrior goddess, who is worshipped in every part of India.
The trip you have been waiting for, to experience the best Navratri celebrations across Uttarakhand is only a click away.
Uttarakhand is the land of the gods (Devbhoomi); so, why not Navratri celebration worth beholding in this Indian state? Quite naturally, this is the right time to visit Uttarakhand and get the blessings of the goddess. The Uttarakhand state is blessed with the presence of many temples. Be it the Naina Devi Temple in Nainital district, the Kasar Devi Temple in Almora district, the Dhari Devi Temple in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand, the Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar, the Chandi Devi Temple in Haridwar etc. there is a lot for devotee-travelers to absorb in Uttarakhand during Navratri.
5 best destinations in Uttarakhand during Navratri
1: NAINA DEVI TEMPLE, NAINITAL:
The Naina Devi Temple is an ancient temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Naina Devi and this temple is situated on the northern shore of Naini Lake, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The city ‘Nainital’ got its name from the Naina Devi temple only and that’s why it’s known as Nainital. Naina Devi temple serves as a major tourist spot of Nainital. The Naina Devi Temple open at 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM alldays. It is one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage centers in Nainital. According to the legends, the different body parts of Sati fell on the earth during the time of self-sacrifice. It is believed that Sati’s eyes fell at this point and subsequently, a temple was built here to commemorate the goddess. The term ‘Naina’ means ‘eyes’, so the goddess came to be known as Naina Devi. The word “Naina” referred to ‘Eyes’ and ‘Tal’ means ‘Lake’. The perimeter of the Naini Tal Lake is of nearly 2 miles.
|Famous For:||One of the most sacred temples in India|
2: KASAR DEVI TEMPLE, ALMORA
The Kasar Devi Temple is a beautiful spot to visit near Almora. Kasar Devi is a village near Almora, Uttarakhand. It is known for the Kasar Devi temple, a Devi temple, dedicated to Kasar Devi, after whom the place is also named. If you are planning your next vacation to Uttarakhand make it a point to visit the Temple because it’s worth visiting here. The temple consists of two different group of temples one of devi and another of lord shiva and bairava. The main temple consists of akhand jyoti which keep on burning 24 hours for years. It has also a dhuni (havan kund) where wood log is burned 24 hours. The ash of dhuni is said to be very powerful that can even cure any mental patient.
The temple hosts every year “Kasar Devi Fair” on Kartik Poornima (November–December).
|Timing:||7 AM to 7 PM|
3: DHARI DEVI TEMPLE
The temple dedicated to goddess Kali is a much-worshiped Goddess of the region. Dhari Devi a temple located on the banks of the Alaknanda River between Srinagar and Rudraprayag in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand, India. It is about 20 km from Rudraprayag, 16 km from Srinagar, Uttarakhand, and 361 km from Delhi. According to the Priest, the goddess protects the four Dham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri) in Uttarakhand.
Out of the many festivals celebrated in Dhari Devi Temple, the most important festivals are Durga Puja and Navratra, every year on the occasion of Navratras special worship is offered to Goddess Kaliasaur. during Navratra a special Puja is organized in the temple. The temple is decorated with beautiful flowers and lights.
|Location:||Dang Chaura, Uttarakhand|
|Timing:||06:00 AM to 06:30 PM|
4: MANSA DEVI TEMPLE
Mansa Devi Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi in the holy city of Haridwar in the Uttarakhand state of India. Mansa Devi temple is also one of the Panch Tirths of Haridwar. Mansa Devi is one of the most popular and most visited temples of Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
Located on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills.
Named Mansa meaning wishes, the deity at the religious site is believed to fulfill the wishes of the devotees.
|Timing:||8:00 am to 5:00pm|
5: CHANDI DEVI TEMPLE
Chandi Devi Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi in the heavenly city of Haridwar. Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Chandi Devi located on the top of the Neel Parvat in the city of Haridwar. Perched atop Neel Parvat in the Shivaliks, it was built at the behest of King Suchat Singh of Kashmir in 1929. One can visit this temple in Haridwar all throughout the year. Chandi Devi Temple is also famously known as Neel Parvat Teerth and is one of the prominent five pilgrimages situated in and around Haridwar. This holy place is so beautiful that people coming here will forget all their anxieties and desires.
|Timing:||7 am to 7 pm|