Garjiya Devi Temple Chilkiya Range
About Garjiya Devi Temple
Garjiya Devi Temple is a prominent Devi temple situated in the Garjiya town close Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the edges of the Corbett National Stop. It is a holy Shakti place of worship where Garjiya Devi is the directing divinity. The temple is arranged over an extensive shake in the Kosi Waterway and is a standout amongst the most acclaimed temple of the Nainital area, went by a huge number of fans amid Kartik Poornima, a Hindu sacred day celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November – December) The primary Minister was Pt. Keshav Dutt Pandey who started love of Devi Girija.There is likewise a statue of LakshmiNarayan of ninth Century,That statue produced using dark granite.Many individuals go there consistently, adore in the temple. Many individuals shower in the Kosi stream arranged close Garjiya temple.
Nearest Railway Station:Ramnagar Railway Station at a distance of nearly 15.3 kilometres from Girija Devi emple.
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport at a distance of nearly 92.3 kilometres from Girija Devi Temple.
Best Time Visit :November - December
Nearest hill stations are Ranikhet- 117 km and Nainital - 65 km
At a distance of 14 km from Ramnagar, Garjiya Devi Temple or Girija Devi Temple is a famous temple located in Garjiya village on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park in Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
It is a sacred Shakti shrine and is one of the most famous temples in Nainital district. Katyuri Kings, the rulers of Ramnagar, discovered the temple in 1840. It is said that the idol of Goddess Parvati was found on mountains at Garjiya village and the temple was built. In 1970, the temple was reconstructed and after that, the temple gained prominence and visited by large number of tourists.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Garjiya Devi and is situated over a large rock in the middle of Kosi River. Legends believe that Garjiya Devi is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, daughter of King of the Mountains also known as Giriraj. The temple houses a 4.5 feet high idol of Girija Devi along with the idols of Devi Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Bhairav Nath. There is also a temple of Laxmi-Narayan in the temple premises. The idols of this temple were found during excavation here. It is believed that the prayers here are not complete until the devotee worships Bhairav after worshipping Girija Devi.
On the day of Kartik Purnima, a big fair is held at Garjiya Temple which is visited by thousands of devotees from surrounding areas. The temple becomes inaccessible during monsoons due to high water level in Kosi River.