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Chintpurni Temple in Chintpurni Himachal Pradesh India

Here is Some information about Chintpurni Temple in Chintpurni Himachal Pradesh India.

Location: In Chintpurni village of Una district, Himachal Pradesh
Built by: Bhai Mai Das
Dedicated to:  Goddess Chintpurni(Durga)
Significance:  One of the 51 Shakti Peethas
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Temple Timing :  4.30 am to 10 pm in Summer
and 5 am to 9.30 pm Winter
Visiting Timing: 40mins
Entry: Free
Best time to visit: Aug to Feb
Festivals: Navratri
Nearest Railway Station: Hoshiarpur,Una
Nearest Airport:Gaggal Airport

More Information about Chintpurni Temple

Chintpurni Temple is a revered shrine of the Hindus. Located in Chintpurni village of Una district, Chintpurni Devi Mandir is a famous temple of Himachal Pradesh. The temple is accessible from all the parts of Himachal. However, there are bus-services at regular intervals from Chandigarh, Kangra and Jwala Devi. Chintpurni Temple is dedicated to Shri Chhinnamastika Devi or Chintpurni Devi. Like other temples of the Hindus, this too has legends behind its establishment.

Chintpurni Devi is regarded as the Goddess who takes away all the worries of her devotees. The term Chhinnamastika' suggests 'without the head'. Here, the Goddess is depicted without her head in a pindi (phallic) form. Devotees come to this temple with a perpetual faith that the Goddess would bless them and fulfill all their wishes. It is said that nobody goes empty handed from the shrine of Goddess Chintpurni Chhinnamastika.

The simple structure of the temple contains the main shrine, where the image of Mata Chintpurni is placed in the form a pindi (a round stone). During the time of Navratras, the temple observes grand fairs and festivity. People from far and near come to visit this holy shrine to seek the blessings from the Goddess. In the past years, the temple has been repaired and modified to hold the huge crowd during festivals.

History of Chintpurni Temple  

The temple is believed to be founded by Pandit Mai Das, a Saraswat Brahman. He established this shrine of Mata Chintpurni in Chhaproh village twenty-six generations ago. Over time this place became known as Chintpurni after the eponymous deity. The descendants of the Brahmin still live in Chintpurni and perform prayers at the Chintpurni temple.

Apart from the holy shrine, the place is also known for its picturesque surroundings. The valley houses excellent views for sight seeing, indoor and out door activities. The temple is also very well connected through road. That is to say, the place can be an ideal option for a religious visit and holiday both.

How to Reach Chintpurni Temple in Chintpurni

By Air : The closest Airports are Gaggal close to Kangra(closest), Amritsar and Chandigarh.

By Train: The closest or the nearest train station to go to Mata Chintpurni Temple/ Bhawan is now abm ,andaura District, Una, as per Sep, 2012. It is just about 20 Kms from the Train Station. The train that reaches this station is Himachal Express 14553
There are 3 trains that go till the railway station Una: Himachal Express, Jan Shatabdi and a Local train from Ambala to Una. This information is updated on 9-Sep-12.

By Road: If you are South of Himachal Pradesh, the best route would be:
Delhi- Panipat- Ambala- Chandigarh- Anandpur Sahib- Nangal- Una- Amb-Mubarakpur-Bharwain- Mata Chintpurni. Approx 425Kms
This is the best route with less traffic and world class roads apart from a few odd patches. Delhi-Chandigarh-Mata Chintpurni is around 425 Kms.

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