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About Naina Devi Temple

On the banks of the Naini Lake stands the renowned Naina Devi Temple, one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage centres in Nainital.  As the story goes, the Naina Devi Temple Nainital, came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of Sati. Her eyes were focused on the grounds where the temple now stands. This is where Naina (eyes), the name of the town, temple and the lake, originated. With a vast courtyard and a sacred Peepal tree inside, the temple houses the idols of Hanuman and Lord Ganesha. In the main sanctum, you can find Kali Devi deity to the left and Lord Ganesha idol to the right, with the centre representing the two eyes or netras of Maa Naina Devi. With the temple being very close to the Nainital Lake, a major tourist hub, the vicinity has many places to stay near Naina Devi Temple Nainital. The Naini Retreat, Season Resort, and Hotel Himtrek are some of the best hotels near Naina Devi Temple at a walkable distance.

Historical Context: Built in 15 A.D, the idol of Naina Devi was installed in this temple by a devotee named Moti Ram Shah in 1842. Later, due to massive landslides, it got demolished in 1880. Locals of the area rebuilt the temple in 1883 showing their immense faith in the goddess.
Pro Tip: To reach Naina Devi Temple, you can walk to the temple from the Nainital bus stand or boat across the lake from the southern end. 

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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