Naina Devi Temple
The well-known sanctum of Naina Devi is 57 km from Bilaspur, 151 Km from Shimla and 34 from Kiratpur Sahib. The sanctuary, up on a slope, displays an all-encompassing perspective of the town of Anandpur Sahib (15 km from Naina Devi) additionally of the low-lying ranges by the side of streaming Sutlej, as Gobind Sagar. Navratra Melas are held here that pull in lovers from all over India, for the most part from Punjab and Himachal.
The Mata Naina Devi Ropeway was worked to encourage travelers who went to Naina Deviji for the darshan of Mata Naina Deviji. The Naina Deviji Ropeway was introduced by the Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sri Virbhadra Singh on 30th July 1997.
Naina Devi sanctuary is a standout amongst an essential Shakti(Power) Peeths of India, arranged in Bilaspur region of Himachal Pradesh. Raja Bir Chand got this sanctuary developed in the eighth century. The mainstream slope resort situated in Himachal was known by the name of Nainital has been the name given after the well known Naina Devi Temple. This sanctuary is devoted to Goddess Naina Devi and is situated on top of the Naina Hill in Bilaspur.
In the Temple complex, there is colossal Peepal tree that is acclaimed to be available from past numerous hundreds of years. On the right half of the passage to the primary holy place, icons of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha are put. In the wake of intersection, the primary entryway of the place of worship, two striking statues of Lions is obvious. The primary place of worship uncovers the pictures of three divinities. Goddess Kali can be followed on the amazing left. In the middle, the picture of Naina Devi is unmistakable, while Lord Ganesha is on the right side.
Naina Devi sanctuary is otherwise called Mahishpeetha in light of the fact that the Devi murdered the evil presence Mahishasura here at this spot. By, Mahishasura was an effective evil presence who had got the help to live until the end of time. This aid was given to him by Lord Brahma on the condition that he can be crushed by an unmarried young lady. Subsequent to getting the aid, the evil spirit Mahishasura began disturbing the earth and gods and everybody got into a frenzy. At that point, every one of the divinities consolidated their forces and made a Devi who could vanquish the evil presence Mahishasura. The divinities offered the Devi distinctive sorts of weapons. The devil got hypnotized with the magnificence of the Devi and proposed Her to wed him. The Devi put the condition that in the event that he could vanquish Her in the war then She would wed him. Be that as it may, amid the war the Devi vanquished the devil and took out both his eyes.
Best time to visit Naina Devi Temple:
November to March
How to reach Naina Devi Temple:
By Air: Nearest air terminal Chandigarh is 110 km’s from Naina Devi. From Chandigarh, its 2.5 hours drive to achieve sanctuary.
By Rail: Nearest railroad station Anandpur Sahib is around 30 km’s from the sanctuary.
By Road: This well-known sanctuary is associated with National Highway No. 21.Temple is around 350 km from Delhi and 110 km from Chandigarh. Regular State transport administrations are accessible from terrifically critical urban areas of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.