Chandrabadani Devi Temple
On top of a mountain called Chandrabadani in Uttarakhand lies a popular temple called Chandrabadani Devi Temple. This Devi Temple is located in the Tehri Garhwal at the border of Devaprayag and Pratapnagar. According to Hindu mythology the torso of Goddess Sati is said to have fallen at the site on which this temple was built. In addition, this temple is surrounded by a number of iron tridents i.e. trishuls. Furthermore, from this temple magnificent views of the Surkanda, Kedarnath, and Badrinath peaks can be seen and thoroughly enjoyed.
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a. Best time to visit the Chandrabadani Temple
Since the climate in this sacred town is pleasant right throughout the year there is no specific ideal time to visit. So this town can be visited anytime during the year with the temperature in this town in general ranging from a maximum of 31 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 18 degrees Celsius.
b. How to reach Chandrabadani Devi Temple
Chandrabadani Devi Temple Map
1. By train:
The closest railway station to Devprayag is located in Rishikesh. The Rishikesh Railway Station is well connected to major cities and towns in the country such as New Delhi, Lucknow, Kathgodam, Chennai etc.
2. By road:
If you intend to drive to this temple then the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Jaipur, Gurgaon, and Manali
- Via New Delhi:
There are two routes from New Delhi to this temple, and they are via NH334 and via NH534.
- Via Jaipur:
There are three routes from Jaipur to this temple, and they are via NH-48, via NH-48 and NH-334, and via NH-21.
- Via Gurgaon:
There are two routes from Gurgaon to this temple, and they are via NH-334 and via NH-534.
- Via Manali:
There are two routes from Manali to this temple, and they are via NH-205 and via NH-7.
3. By air:
The closest airport to this town is located in Dehradun. The Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is well connected to major cities in the country.
c. Religious significance of the Chandrabadani Devi Temple
According to popular Hindu mythological folklore it was while Lord Shiva was carrying Goddess Sati’s body in rage after she had killed herself parts of her of body fell on earth. It was apparently her torso that fell at the site at which the present temple stands. Furthermore, apart from her torso or upper body a few of her weapons i.e. trishul/trident were also scattered around the area surrounding this temple. As a result even today a number of trishul/trident’s are found around this temple.