Maha Devi Tirth Temple
Himachal Prades, Kullu
Located in the beautiful Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, right by the river Beas, Mahadevi Tirth temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple is also called as Vaishno Devi temple. It was built in 1966. The foundation of the tirth was laid down by Swami Sewak Das ji who was an ardent devotee of the Goddess.
The story of the origin of the temple is rooted in the childhood of Sri Sri Maharaj ji. Sri Sri Maharaj ji yearned for the lap of the holy Mother and so Sri Maharaj ji reached Kullu in 1962, but disappointed, he decided to move ahead and through Lahole / Chamba he reached Mata Vaishnu Devi shrine in Jammmu. There, in his trance, the Holy Mother asked him to go to the place, where he had come from. Obeying the divine orders - Shri M...View more
haraj ji came back to Kullu in 1963 and found the cave. Maharaj ji was told that this was the very cave where the Mother sat in penance to win over Lord Shiva.
The main temple of Shakti is inside a cave, that is believed to be centuries old. Remaining part of the temple represents modern architecture and has witnessed many renovations. The temple is known more for its spiritual significance than for its architectural splendour. Mahadevi tirth temple is just about 5 kms from Kullu and also has a handi crafts center from where one could buy memorabilia of Mahadevi Tirth.
Timings : Temple campus is open 24X7.
People from all religious backgrounds are welcome here.
Mahadevi Tirth symbolises Jyana, Bhakti & Nishkaam karma seva (selfless service) as the path that leads to salvation and eternal peace. People here follow the traditions that welcomes people from all caste and creed. Much importance is given to philanthropic services and the feminine aspects of the god. The temple as evolved continuously to people's bent to religious beliefs and faith. Nature is treated as the image of god and is respected by the devotees.
National Highway 21, Kulu, Himachal Pradesh - 175101
The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport (also known as 'Kullu Manali' Airport). Chandigarh happens to be the nearest airport serving longer route flights.
Nearest railway station is Chandigarh for broad gauge and Joginder Nagar for narrow gauge. After alighting, pilgrims can take bus / taxi for local commute.
Delhi - Chandigarh - Kullu is the route taken to reach Kullu, passing through towns like Bilaspur, Mandi, etc. Regular Buses are available from Delhi, Pathankot and Chandigarh
Prasad, Flowers, Chunri
Bhajan Sandhya Spiritual Discourses are organised through out the year, as per Indian Calendar.
January Lohri, Makar Sankranti/Swami Vivekanand Jayanti,Basant Panchmi
March Chaitra Navratri, Holi/ Phalgun Purnima, Gyan Divas
April Shri Durga Ashtami, Shri Ram Navmi, Shri Mahavir Jayanti
May Buddha Jayanti
July Adhyatam Sammelan, Shri Guru Purnima/Aasharh Purnima
October Durga Ashtmi
November Tulsi Vivah