Naina Devi is one of the temples built on the remains of Goddess Sati and is considered to be extremely sacred and pristine by the devotees. Two eyes on the roof of temple depict the “Goddess”. Maa Naini Devi, in this temple, its shown accompanied with Lord Ganesha, the God of Wisdom, and Kali Ma, the Goddess of Death and Destruction. The city of ‘Nainital’ got its name from the Naina Devi temple only. Located at an altitude of 1,938mts above sea level, Nainital derives its name from Naini Lake, a prominent tourist spot of Nainital.
Naina Devi is considered to be one of the most revered Hindu temples in India. It is situated on the northern shore of Naini Lake, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The presiding deity of this temple is Maa Naini Devi or Mata Sati. As per Hindu mythology,
The temple marks the spot where Goddess Sati’s eye fell on the earth, after Lord Shiva carried her charred remains, taking them out of the fire of the yagna performed by her father – Daksha.
The temple is situated in the middle of 1567 yard long, 167 yard wide and 93 feet deep lake. Every year since 1918, a grand statue-immersion ceremony has been taking place here, on Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami. Naina Devi temple serves as a major tourist spot of Nainital.
At the second day of Nainital we visited Nainidevi. To go Naini temple there is boat. the water is very clear & deep. Like this way.I went to any temple for the first time. You should fix the expense of boat with the boatans from very early. we visited there at the time of puja.at the day of saptami We visited.
We were far away from Kolkata but the feeling was as if we were in Kolkata. Kumari puja happened that day. We gave puja at the Nainidevi temple. The temple was very Beautiful.
It feels good to see Durga Puja outside & if it’s outside of Kolkata.the structure and place of the temple is so nice.its a one of the attractive tourist spot and famous place in Naintal..All over the temple is a beautiful place and its a very holy place for Hindus.
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Nainital and Haridwar 13 nights and 14 days Tour Summary :
Date – 24/09/2011-06/10/2011
Tour Members : 15
Hotel information :- Hotel shila.Address: Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001 Phone: 075007 06973
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Night :- Howrah to Haldwani.
Day 2 : Train journey
Day 3 : Reached Haldwani. Night stay in Kaushani via Ranikhet.
Day 4 : Kaushani to Chawkari via Baijonath.
Day 5 : Chawkarti to Munsiyari.
Day 6 : Munsiyari Sight scne
Day 7 : Munsiyari to Almora via Patal Bhubeneswar.
Day 8 : Almore to Nainital
Day 9 : Nainital full sightscene, Back to Kathgodam rail station
Day10 : Night : Kathgodam to Haridwar
Day11 : Haridwar sightscene.
Day12 : Night :- Haridwar to Howrah.
Day13 : Train journey
Day14 : Morning :- Reached Howrah
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Notes : During puja time very crowd gathering in the temple.
Carry list :- Good Camera, All daily wears
Shopping :- Nainital best for wax market. Wax doll, candles.
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