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Chintpurni Temple – Chinnamastika Temple at Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh

Chintpurni Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chinnamasta Devi and is located at Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is located at an altitude of 940 meter atop the topmost mountain in the Sola Singhi Dhar in Una District. The temple is around 4 km from Bharwai village. Bharwai is located on the Hoshiarpur – Dharamshala Village.

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. 

Legend of Chintpurni Temple Temple

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 Chinnamasta 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

By Road Chintpurni Temple is accessible from Delhi via Chandigarh - Ropar - Nangal - Una - Mubarakpur - Bharwain - Chintpurni route (432 km)

Chandigarh to Chintpurni is 200 km

Vehicles are not allowed in the vicinity of Chintpurni Temple. So a devotee has to trek for about 1.5 km. 

To Reach Chintpurni Temple By Train

Nearest railway stations are Jalandhar (92 km), Hoshiarpur (42 km) and Una (55 km)