Mythology believes the Kunjapuri devi temple to be one of the Shaktipeethas. When Lord Shiva's wrath at the death of his wife Sati manifested as the Tandava which would destroy the Universe, Lord Vishn's Sudarshan chakra cut her corpse into pieces which scattered around the subcontinent. It is believed that the Goddess' chest fell where the temple of Kunjapuri stands today.
This Temple is part of famous Haridwar Rishikesh Yatra.
A flight of steps lead to the shrine where two golden lions guard the entrance. A hanging bell can be seen at the entrance. The temple is decorated with red flags and the inner sanctum enshrines the deity of Kunjapuri devi. There is a shrine for Lord Shiva too. The breath taking sight of the Himalayan mountains and valleys can be viewed from atop the shrine. There is a holy tree next to the shrine, where devotees tie the red band.
Kunjapuri Devi temple timings 6AM to 8AM. The priests after puja, ties a red thread to the hands of the devotees as a blessing.
Darsan Dresscode: The devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire
Rishikesh and Haridwar are the first cities in India to be given the title of "twin national heritage cities". Rishikesh is a meat free and alcohol free city due to its spiritual environment. The Ganga aarti performed during the dusk is very popular. Rishikesh is also the starting point of many pilgrimages to the Himalayan regions.
Language Spoken: Hindi
Rishikesh is well connected to other parts of the country. From Rishikesh buses, taxis or jeeps can be taken to the base of the temple. A flight of 300 stairs has to be climbed to reach the shrine. Alternatively, there is a trek path to the temple.
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The priests perform puja along with the devotees with the offerings. The offerings can be bought at the base of the shrine.
Devotees tie the red band to the tree near the shrine.
Kunjapuri Devi temple timings 6AM to 8AM
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