Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple

A well known Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Naini Devi Temple and located at northern end of famous Nainital Lake. Goddess in this holy temple is represented by her two eyes. Devotees from far away place comes here to take blessing of Maa Naina Devi.

The temple is located atop the Naina hillock near the Naini Lake, and draws thousands of devotees every year. There are many shops in close proximity to the Naina Devi Temple from where one can buy the prasad and pooja items.

There is a huge Peepal tree that seems like sheltering the visitors in Naina Devi temple. Across the Peepal tree is an idol of Lord Hanuman. Within the inner sanctum are sculpted figures of three deities; in the centre are two netras (eyes) that represent Naina Devi, to the left is Mata Kali Devi and to the right, Lord Ganesha. The main shrine of Maa Naina Devi is bordered by two lion statues. 

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