Monday, August 23, 2010

Chitai Temple - Almora




Name : Chitai Temple

Location :

This is the sacred temple of Golu Devta, 6 Kilometres from Almora perched on a hilltop. Golu Devta was deified general of Chand dynasty that once ruled Almora.

Description :

The Chitai temple is called the temple of a million bells and situated through a thick forest of chir pines dotted with clumps of mimosa. Its heady scent pervades the air.

Chitai Temple has the presiding deity Lord Shiva, who is referred here by the name Lord Gollu (Golu devta,a legendary lord of justice). Local folks have much faith in this hilltop temple, they often visit here with offerings. He is a much loved deity of Kumaon and his mediation called for, in matters legal. He is believed to be an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva); his devotees, the Chand rulers built the temple on annexing this region.

The temple is characterized by the large number of bells hanging in the premises.
Strung too are petitions on scraps of paper. An answered prayer means the gift of a bell. The temple bears strong faith among the locals here and goats are sacrificed here in front of the deity.



Website :

http://www.indialine.com/travel/uttaranchal/almora/

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sir,

could you be kind enough to elaborate on "how can one write letter to GOLU DEV JI".

Is a stamp paper necessary?

On what address can we post these letters & if i post it will somebody really hang that letter?

Please help, it's URGENT.

Please reply or mail me at gmat1001@yahoo.in(P.A.)
thanks in advance

sanwara said...

whai is the postal adress of golu dev tmple... pls sms me ay 9320514870

Anonymous said...

Sir,

could you be kind enough to elaborate on "how can one write letter to GOLU DEV JI".

Is a stamp paper necessary?

On what address can we post these letters & if i post it will somebody really hang that letter?

Please help, it's URGENT.

Please reply or mail me at priyanka_0109@rediffmail.com

Anonymous said...

to gmat1001,
hello, i would like to inform you that stamp paper is not necessary. if you want to send the letters you can contact me at rohit_sanwal@yahoo.com or call me at 09350929444

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