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Goddess Nanda Devi

Goddess Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Nanda Devi means the Goddess of Bliss. She resides in the Nanda Devi Mountain in the Himalayas. She is the source of life and She nourishes and replenishes the earth.

There are numerous temples dedicated to Goddess Nanda Devi in Uttarakhand. The most famous temple is located at Almora. Another important temple is the Naina Devi Temple at Nainital. In certain temples, She is worshipped along with Goddess Sunanda.

Goddess Nanda is a kind, compassionate and caring for of Goddess Shakti. But the people in the region believe that she can take the fierce form of Durga to protect Dharma.

A popular legend has that Saptarishis or seven sages reside on the Nanda Devi Mountain praying to the Goddess.

Nanda Devi Fair held at Ranikhet is a popular mela in this region.