Naina Devi Temple

About Naina Devi Temple

Built in 15th AD, Naina Devi temple idol was installed by a devotee Moti Ram Shah in 1842. After a drastic landslides in 1880, Naina Devi temple was completely destroyed. Soon in 1883 locals build again the Naina Devi Temple since they have deep faith on Maa Naina Devi.

This is one of the 51 shaktipeethas (where the severed body parts of Goddess Sati fell) associated with the cult of Goddess Durga. It is believed that this is the location where the eyes of Goddess Sati fell and that is why the temple is called Naina (literally meaning eyes) Devi. {{ keyword }}

A well known Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Naini Devi Temple and located at northern end of famous Nainital Lake. {{ keyword }} Goddess in this holy temple is represented by her two eyes. Devotees from far away place comes here to take blessing of Maa Naina Devi.

The temple is located atop the Naina hillock near the Naini Lake, and draws thousands of devotees every year. There are many shops in close proximity to the Naina Devi Temple from where one can buy the prasad and pooja items.

During Nanda Ashtami. a big fair is organised in the Naina Devi Temple and devotees comes for darshan and take blessings {{ keyword }} . This Nanda Ashtami festival runs for 8 days in the permises of Naina Devi Temple. A ceremony of Statue immersion of Goddess Nanda  Devi with her sister Naina Devi is celebrated on last day of the fair. Other holy occasions like Navratri, Chaitra Fair etc are also witness huge number of devotees in Naina Devi Temple. {{ keyword }}