Maa Chintpurni Temple - Recognition & Temple timings

Himachal Pradesh is hugely sanctified as Devi Bhumi. Since ancient eras, gods have lived here on this divine earth. ‘Maa Chintpurni Devi’ Temple and ‘Chintpurni Devi' are pilgrimage sites in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. This sacred place is counted in 51 Shakti Peethas. According to the legend of Shri Shivpuran, when Lord Shiva was visiting the three locos with the corpse of Sati Parvati, Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati from the circle to remove his attachment. The sacred places where Sati's limbs fell, those places are known as Shakti peeth. It is a belief that parts of Sati's feet fell at this place. It is also the place of Chinnamastika Devi.Therefore, ‘Mata Chintpurni’ is also known as Chinnamastika Dham. Chintpurni means the Goddess who removes anxiety.

Glory of Goddess Chintpurni

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According to some, Mata Chintpurni is the name and form of Mother Jwalamukhi. There is also the name of Mata Jwalamukhi, in a composition called 'Jwalamukhi Sahastra Naam.' The goddess of this place was named Chintpurni on this basis. Due to the effect of Kali Yuga, even today, a man who is fully equipped with things, appears to be suffering from worries. Even after securing all the resources of happiness from a proverbial point of view, he does not get mental peace. Due to some worldly lack of worry, anxiety arises from his mind, which does not let him be in peace. Some lack physical beauty, some lack money, and others lack knowledge. A happy life in the world requires wisdom, money and a healthy body. In the Puranas, there is a law to worship the superpower for the attainment of these three. There is a concern in every person's mind to get happiness, wealth, and property. To make his life happy and content, everyone wishes for opulence and knowledge. A person keeps his problems hidden from the people, but puts them in front of the goddess and the Goddess Chintpurni removes their worries and shortages. That is why devotees from far and wide come here to destroy their fears and concerns in the Chintpurni temple.

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Chintpurni Devi Temple Visit

Distance from Chintpurni bus stand to Chintpurni Devi temple is 1.5 km,

  Chintpurni bus stand to Chintpurni Devi temple Distance

which travelers have to walk on foot. More than half of the path is straight, the rest path is reached by the steps to the temple, in the central portion of the temple, darshan of ‘Mata Chintpurni’ is in the form of a round body, Where devotees worship in various ways. There is also a famous temple of Lord Shiva around Chintpurni temple.

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Pond of Chintpurni Temple

Let’s hear a story. ‘Maa Bhagwati’ gave a direct vision to the devotee ‘Maidas Ji’ in the form of a girl, and he got rid of his anxiety. Goddess Bhagwati said that the big stone that you will uproot would drain the water from that place.
Now, there is a beautiful pond at the place from where the devotee uprooted the stone. Coldwater was revealed when the stone was uprooted from that place. This pond was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab. After this, Amar Shaheed, former chairman of Chintpurni Sarovar Working Committee, renovated this pond. Lala Jagat Narayan Ji got it done, who was the former editor of Punjab Kesari. Just above the pond, there is a tomb of the founder of the temple, Sri 1008 Baba Maidas Ji. There is a holy bawdi near the temple, whose water is said to remove all diseases.

Historical Divine Stone

The stone which the devotee Maidasji had uprooted according to the divine girl and whose water revealed after its overthrow, is the historic ancient stone still kept in the court of Mother Rani for the pilgrims to see. This sacred stone can be seen on the right near the main door as soon as it enters the Chintpurni Devi temple.

Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree
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The temple of Maa Chintpurni is situated in the shadow of this historic and ancient Vat tree. Under this tree, Pandit Maidas Ji rested while going to his in-laws and returning. The same, they first saw Goddess in their dreams as a divine girl. Devotees here hold a wish in their mind and tie a red string (Kalava) in the branches of this Vat tree, and upon fulfilling their desire, they present it in the Chintpurni temple and open the thread. It is a belief that all the wishes can be fulfilled by tying the thread in this vat tree.

Fair and Festivals of Chintpurni Temple

Chintpurni Temple
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During Navratri, the temple organizes great fairs and festivities in which all the devotees from all over the world visit this place to seek blessings from the Goddess.

The fair is held thrice in March-April, July-August, and September-October.

In March – April, the fair takes place during the Navratri, while in July – August, it occurs during the first ten days of the Shukla Paksha. The festival continues throughout the day, but on the 8th day, it is celebrated with great pomp. The Goddess of this temple fulfills everyone's wishes and eradicate worries. And at the same time, these temples are delightful and bring peace to mind.

Interesting Facts About the Temple

The fascinating thing about ‘Chinnamastika Dham' is that the Lord Shiva has secured the temple from all sides. In east Kaleshwar Mahadev temple, Narayana Mahadev temple in west, Machkand Mahadev temple in North, and shiv bari temple are located in the South.

Best Time to Visit

The temple is open throughout the year, so one can visit any time. But in winter, the temperature around this temple falls below the minimum zero degree, which is harmful for the health of tourists. During the rainy season, rainfall is comparatively higher than other places. The best place to visit the temple is in the mid of April to September.

How to Reach Chintpurni Devi

This place is in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. The area is called Bharwai, which is at some distance from Hoshiarpur in Punjab. There is a constant movement of buses here— the Bhavya temple of Chintpurni Devi, only 2-3 miles away from the Bharwai bus stand.

By Air

There are three nearest airports to the temple from where you can take the public conveyance. Nearest airports to Chintpurni temple are as follows:

Kangra Airport, Gaggal - 60km away from temple
Amritsar Airport - 160 km away
Chandigarh airport - 150 km away

By Railway

There are many trains from various cities across the country, which can make you reach to the nearest railway station of the temple, from where you can take private vehicles like taxis, cabs to reach the temple. Here are the nearest railway stations:

Amb Andaura - 20 km away
Hoshiarpur railway station - 42 km away
Una Himachal railway station - 50 km away

By Road

Chintpurni temple is connected to all major cities of the country. To reach the temple, you can use various kinds of tourist vehicles and buses. Taxi services are also available to reach there. Distance from different cities to Chintpurni temple:

From Chandigarh- 150 km away
From Delhi - 420 km away
From Hoshiarour - 42 km
From Jalandhar - 90 km
From Kangra - 55 km
From Naina Devi - 115 km
From vaishno Devi - 250 km

Places to Visit Near Chintpurni Temple

Kangra Valley
Kangra Fort
Dera Baba Vadbhag Singh Gurudwara
Masrur Temples
Chamunda Devi Temple
Damsal Dam
Bhagsunag Waterfall
Sunset View Point
Nandikeshwar Temple
Tibet Museum


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