Naina Devi Temple Bilaspur
Naina Devi Mandir is one of the Shakti Peeths of Goddess Sati located in Bilaspur , Himachal Pradesh. Naina Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths where limbs of Sati fell on Earth. This holy place witnesses the huge crowd of pilgrims and devotees round the year and especially during Shravan Ashtami and in the Navratras of Chaitra & Ashwin.
This temple was built by Raja Bir Chand in the eight century, when he found the beautiful image of Goddess Durga on top of the hill. A special fair is organized during Chaitra, Shravan, and Ashwin Navratri, where millions of visitors from nearby states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, visit Sri Naina Devi Ji Temple to attend the festivities. While a lot of people prefer to trek till the top of this hill, chanting Jai Mata Di, many simply take Palkis for a comfortable ride. Resting facilities are also available on the way, where tourists can relax for some time and have refreshments.
This famous temple is connected by National Highway no. 21 and the nearest airport from here is Chandigarh, The distance between Bilaspur and Chandigarh is approximately 100 kms, Special fair is organized during Chaitra, Shravan and Ashwin Navrati, which attracts millions of visitors from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other corners of the country.
According to Hindu mythology, sati, consort of Lord Shiva, killed herself by jumping in the sacrificial fire when her father Daksha Prajapati insulted her husband. This enraged lord Shiva who started roaming the entire universe with the body of Sati in his arms.
Lord Vishnu dismembered the dead body of Sati to calm down the anger of Shiva. Various body parts of Sati fell at fifty-one different places in India that later became sacred as Shakti Peeths. It is believed that eyes of Sati fell here and later a Temple was built at this very place. The Naina Devi Temple is situated over a small yet picturesque hill. Book A tour Package to Nain Devi Temple