Chintpurni

Chintpurni Temple, Una, HimachalThe Chintpurni Devi Temple is also the venue for a number of other festivals of North India. The temple like all the other temples in Himachal observes a major fair held in July and August. Named as the Sawan Ashtami Fair, it is a ten day affair that begins on the first Sawan Navaratra. The Sawan Ashtami Fair is celebrate with great fervor in the Chintpurni Devi Temple.

A large number of pilgrims and devotees participate in this fair bringing their worldly concerns with them and seek blessings from the goddess. Chintpurni Devi Temple, Una, HimachalSituated at the altitude of 940 meters, the temple rests on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi range of hills. About 3 km west of Bharwain, on the Hoshiarpur – Dharmashala road, the temple remains open from 4am to 11pm. People reach the shrine after walking around half a km up a gentle incline and making their way through a very busy market.

There is a garbha griha at the centre of the main temple. Where the image of Mata Chintpurni Devi is installed in the form of round stone, also known as ‘Pindi’. People stand in queues to get a look of the deity and offer prayers. It is a popular belief here that the goddess always fulfills the wishes made from a pure and true heart.

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