Naina Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Learn about Naina Devi Temple, one of the oldest and most revered temples in India. With its sacredness and serene atmosphere, it is a must-visit destination for spiritual seekers.

Naina Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Where is Naina Devi temple?

Naina Devi temple is in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 105 km from Chandigarh and 22 km from Anandpur Sahib.

 

Why is Naina Devi Temple famous?

Naina Devi Temple is one among the 51 Shakti pithas. Sati Devi’s eyes fell here. This is also the place where Durga Devi plucked out Mahishasura’s eyes.

 

How can I reach Mata Naina Devi?

Naina Devi is 105 km from Chandigarh. Bus service is available. Nearest Airport is also Chandigarh. The nearest Railway station is Anandpur Sahib at a distance of 22 km.

 

Who is Goddess Naina?

Mahishasura Mardini. She is one aspect of Durga Devi.

 

Why Naina Devi is called Naina Devi?

Because the eyes of Sati Devi fell at this place after Lord Vishnu cut her body into pieces with his Sudarshana chakra.

 

Naina Devi and Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh Ji performed tapasya at Naina devi and did havan for more than a year. Devi appeared before him, gave him a sword, and blessed him with success. Before setting out for Anandpur Sahib, Guru Ji wrote a Hukamnama with the tip of an arrow on a copper plate. This is still available at the temple.

 

Is Naina Devi a shakti peeth?

Yes. Sati Devi’s eyes fell here.

 

Naina Devi temple connectivity

 

How to reach Naina Devi temple from Delhi?

  • Fly to Chandigarh. Take taxi or bus from Chandigarh (140 km).
  • Fly to Dharamsala. Take taxi or bus from Dharamsala (165 km)
  • Take train to Anandpur Sahib (7 hrs). Take taxi or bus from Anandpur Sahib (53 km).
  • Take taxi or drive straight to Naina Devi (370 km).

 

How to reach Naina Devi temple from Chandigarh?

Take bus or taxi (140 km).

 

How to reach Naina Devi from Anandpur Sahib?

Take bus or taxi (53 km).

 

Naina Devi cable car

  • Adults - Rs.130 one way and Rs.190 two way
  • Children - Rs.60 one way and Rs.90 two way

 

Naina Devi to Chintpurni distance

110 km.

 

Naina Devi to Baba Balak Nath

120 km

 

Naina Devi to Kufri distance

140 km

 

Una to Naina Devi distance

57 km

 

Nainadevi Weather

  • January to March - lowest temperature 15 degree celsius
  • April - May - average temperature  25 degree celsius
  • June - July - highest temperature  37 degree celsius
  • August - September - average temperature  25 degree celsius
  • October - November - average temperature 20 degrees celsius
  • December - average temperature 12 degrees celsius

 

Naina Devi altitude 

1159 m from MSL.

 

What devotees are saying

  • Your wishes will be fulfilled here. Stay at Shri Anandpur Sahib. There you will find good rooms and good food.
  • I love this place.
  • After 17 years Naina Devi maa called me. I'm very lucky to get a chance to visit mata temple. Jai mata di.
  • A place where you can satisfy your spiritual and divine urges.
  •  Thanks to the Himachal Home Guard who do a wonderful job. They were polite and helpful. 
  • Goddess Naina Devi temple is simple and clean and it is all about the faith of the devotees.
  • It's a day journey up and down and you can either go by the local jeep or use the ropeway. Once you are there, the darshan doesn't take much time. Avoid the festive season and weekends.
  • There are two ways to go to the temple, one is the ropeway and the other is the track on the hills.

 

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How far is Anandpur Sahib from Naina Devi?

22 km.

How many steps are there in Naina Devi Temple?

130 steps from where the ropeway lands. From the bus stand, it is 300 steps.

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