The murti of Chintpurni Devi in the temple is covered by flowers and red color clothes. The only visible part is the two eyes.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamastika – the popular name of
Chintpurni. She is
propitiated by devotees to attain self realization. She is depicted as holding
her own severed head. The severed head and two yoginis are depicted as drinking
the blood that is spurting out.
Symbolically, the depiction of Chinnamastika suggests the non attachment of body and the self realization of the Supreme Self which is beyond the body.
It is widely believed that Pandit Mai Dass, an ardent devotee of Goddess Shakti, was given darshan in the vicinity of the present day temple in a dream by Chinnamastika Devi. She asked him to find Her Pindi which was located nearby and she also provided information about a pond.
The present day temple is located at the spot where Pandit Mai Dass discovered the Pindi.
Chintpurni Temple Darshan Time
The temple is open from 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM during summer season
The temple is open from 5:00 AM to 9:10 PM during winter season.
Chintpurni Temple Festivals
The most important festival in the temple is held in Shravan month (July – August). Navratri (Chaitra (April) and Ashwin (Sept – Oct) are of great importance.
To Reach Chintpurni Temple By Road
Road Chintapurni Temple
is accessible from Delhi via Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una -
Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni route (432 km)
Vehicles are not allowed in the vicinity of
. So a devotee has to trek for
about 1.5 km. Chintpurni Temple
To Reach Chintpurni Temple By Train
Nearest railway stations are Jalandhar (92 km), Hoshiarpur (42 km) and Una (55 km)