Inside the internal sanctum are etched figures of three divinities; in the middle are two netras (eyes) that speak to Naina Devi, to one side is Mata Kali Devi and to one side, Lord Ganesha.
The primary hallowed place of Maa Naina Devi is circumscribed by two lion statues.
There are numerous shops in closeness to the Naina Devi Temple from where one can purchase the prasad (blessed sustenance).
In the antiquated days of history when Sati, the spouse of Lord Shiva, not able to endure the affront when her dad King Daksha declined to welcome Sati and Lord Shiva for a yajna, blazed herself to death.
Crushed and pain stricken, when Lord Shiva was coming back to their residence her body in His arms, Her body parts fell on different places on earth.
The temple of Naina Devi is based on the spot where the eyes (naina) of the Goddess are expected to have fallen, when Lord Shiva conveyed her body.
An antiquated temple is accepted to have been implicit the fifteenth century A.D. which was reproduced in 1883.
There is a lake 167 yards wide and 93 feet profound behind the temple. The door to the temple is set apart by an immense Peepal tree to one side.
On the privilege, there are symbols of Lord Hanumana and Lord Ganesha. Inside the temple there are three gods Mata Kali Devi, Maa Naina Devi and Lord Ganesha.
Consistently, since 1918-19, on Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami, statue drenching function like that celebrated in Maharashtra and in West Bengal is done here.
There are some people who also say that a devotee of Maa Naini, Moti Ram Shah, was the one who established this temple in 1842 and it got destroyed in 1880 landslide.
In short, the truth of the story of Naina Devi temple, before 1880, varies according to the beliefs of different people.
Whatever be the past, there is one fact related to the temple, over which there is no contradiction, that it was reconstructed in 1883.
Opening and Closing Time Naina Devi Temple
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“05:00 am – 12:00 Noon and 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm”
Open all days
How To Reach Naina Devi temple Nainital ?
Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest station to the temple and lies at a distance of 35km approximately. The airport at Pantnagar is about 55km from here.
By Air- Pantnagar 70 Kms from Nainital is the nearest air port . During the summer regular flights are operational.
By Rail-Kathgodam 35 Kms. away is the last terminus of broad gauze line of North East Railways connecting Nainital with Delhi,Dehradun & Howarah .
By Road-Nainital is connected to National Highway No. 87. which make it easy reachable from any places of Uttaranchal & other states.
Distance between Naina Devi Temple and Mall Road is 5 kms or 3.1 miles or 2.7 nautical miles
Origin Naina Devi Temple, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Destination -Mall Road, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Driving Distance 5 kms or 3.1 miles or 2.7 nautical miles
Driving Time 6 minutes
It takes 6 minutes to travel from Naina Devi Temple to Mall Road. Approximate driving distance between Naina Devi Temple and Mall Road is 5 kms or 3.1 miles or 2.7 nautical miles. Travel time refers to the time taken if the distance is covered by a car.