Kunjapuri Devi Temple Timings Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Kunjapuri Devi Temple is a Hindu religious, sacred and ancient temple. This temple is also known by the name Sidhpeeth. It is located on the Hindolakhal road, at a place called Adali in Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand. Kunjapuri Devi Temple is situated on the top of the hill in Tehri Garhwal district and also completes the triangle of three. Below you can find Kunjapuri Devi Temple Timings, Kunjapuri temple history, how to reach Kunjapuri temple from Rishikesh, best hotels, and ashrams in Rishikesh for night stay.
Sidhpeethas Kunjapuri Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas. The temple is situated at a height of 1676 meters on the Hill. The temple is one of the 3 Shakti Peethas of the Tehri district and was founded by Jagadguru Shankaracharya. The other 2 Shakti Peethas are Surkanda Devi Temple and Chandrabradni Devi Temple.
The temple is dedicated to one of the 13 most important goddesses of Shivalik hills. Kunjapuri Devi Temple has been built very beautifully. This place is considered to be one of the famous Sidhpeeth. The temple is known as Kunjapuri because at this place the bow of Goddess Sati had fallen.
Construction of the Temple
The main entrance of the temple is located near the temple complex. Two statues of the head of Kunjapuri Devi’s vehicle “Singh” and “Elephant”, have been made. The main temple is made of brick and cement, whose architectural style is similar to that of modern temples. There is no idol of the goddess in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, only a rock-shaped Pindi is installed inside. It is said that at this place the Goddess Kavkshabhaga (Kunj) had fallen. In the sanctum sanctorum, a Shivalinga and an idol of Lord Ganesha are enshrined. In the temple, the unbroken flame keeps burning continuously and in addition to the main temple. another grand temple is established on the temple premises, in which the grand idols of Lord Shiva, Bhairon, Mahakali, and Narasimha are installed.
Kunjapuri Devi Temple Timings
All the devotees can take darshan of Kunjapuri Devi from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Best Time to visit Kunjapuri Devi Temple Rishikesh
Most visitors come here from May to October month.
May to October is the best season to visit Kunjapuri Devi Temple and other places in Rishikesh.
Rishikesh Ashrams near Kunjapuri Devi Temple
All the accommodations given below provide the best facilities with online booking. Click below on the name of the accommodation to get more details regarding booking.
- Swargashram Akash Ganga (0.2k m from Ram Jhula)
- Kali Kamli Wala Dharamshala or Swargashram Shiv Ganga
- Chaurasia Dharamshala (near bus stand)
- Swagashram Trust Yatri Niwas (0.4 km from Ram Jhula)
Rishikesh Hotels Near Temple
For Rishikesh Hotel Stay, visit here. All the hotels are near Rishikesh Temples.
History of Kunjapuri Devi temple
According to the legend Adali says, once Sati’s father King Daksha, organized a Yagya, in which he invited all the gods except Lord Shiva.
When Sati asked King Daksha, the reason for not inviting Lord Shankar, King Daksha said derogatory words about him. In anger Goddess, Sati jumped into the Yagya Kund. Lord Shiva came there after hearing the news of Sati being beheaded by King Daksha.
Lord Shiva mourning and placing the burnt body of Sati on his shoulder started doing tandav. At that time there was a catastrophe-like situation. All the gods started urging Lord Vishnu to pacify Shiva. In the meantime, Lord Vishnu had divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra, so wherever the parts of Sati fell, there are Shaktipeeths, and at this place, the Kunj part of Sati had fallen, due to which the name of this place is Kunjapuri Devi.
How to reach Kunjapuri Temple from Rishikesh
This temple is situated at a distance of 25 km from Rishikesh.
You can go by taxi from Rishikesh to Kunjapuri Devi Temple.
You can go by train. The nearest station to reach Kunjapuri Devi Temple is the Rishikesh railway station.
You can go by air. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, in Dehradun. The distance from Dehradun Airport to Kunjapuri Devi Temple is 39km.
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