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Mela Chintpurni 2018 - Chinnamastika Mela at Chintpurni Temple in Una District in Himachal Pradesh

Chinnamastika Mela begins on the Shukla Paksha Pratipda of Shravan month – the first day of the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2018, Chinnamastika Mela begins on August 12. The mela attracts thousands of people.

Chintpurni Temple is located atop the Sola Singhi Dhar in Una District.

The mela is famous trading of traditional goods on the mountain region.

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.