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Kasar Devi Temple

A popular temple called “Kasar Devi” dedicated to Goddess Kasar is located in Uttarakhand. This temple is located in a small village called Kasar Devi in the Almora district. It was constructed in the 2nd century BC and is surrounded by beautiful deodar and pine forests. In addition, this temple also provides for magnificent views of the Himalayas, Almora, and the Hawabagh Valley. Furthermore, this temple is also said to possess a powerful geomagnetic field.


a. Best time to visit the Kasar Devi Temple

The best time to visit this pious village is either from March to June or from September to November when the climate is extremely pleasant.

b. How to reach Kasar Devi Temple

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1. By train:

The Kathgodam Railway Station is the closest station. This station in Kathgodam is well connected to most major cities and towns.

2. By road:

If you intend to drive to this temple then the ideal starting points would be New Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gurugram, and Dehradun.

  • Via New Delhi:

There are two routes from New Delhi to this temple, and they are via NH9 and via NH109.

  • Via Haridwar:

There are three routes from Haridwar to this temple, and they are via NH734, via NH34 and NH734, and via NH109.

  • Via Rishikesh:

There are three routes from Rishikesh to this temple, and they are via NH734, via NH34, and via NH34 and Nimbuchaur Haridwar Road.

  • Via Gurugram:

There is one route from Gurugram to this temple, and they are via NH9.

  • Via Dehradun:

There are three routes from Dehradun to this temple, and there are via NH734, via NH109, and via NH307 and NH109.

3. By air:

The closest airport to this temple is located in Pantnagar at a distance of 150 km. The Pantnagar Airport is well connected to New Delhi via Jagson Airlines, which schedules six flights per week.

c. Religious significance of the Kasar Devi Temple

This temple dedicated to Goddess Kasar Devi is also supposed to be surrounded by powerful geomagnetic field. The reason behind the presence of a magnetic field being that the temple comes under the “Van Allen Belt” (a radiation belt). And it is due to this magnetic field apparently that people who have meditated at the site of this temple have found a higher degree of relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul. Furthermore, an annual fair is organized at this temple during the “Karthik Poornima Festival” celebrated in November and December.

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