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Why Name Mata Naina Devi

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Why Name Mata Naina Devi


Shakti Peeth's are 51 places where 51 parts of Sati's body fell.All the fifty one places -where parts of Sati's body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths. It is believed that Sati's eyes fell at the place where Naina Devi temple is situated. Therefore, this temple is called Naina Devi.The word Naina is synonymous with Sati's eyes.


Naina Devi Temple is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peeths in India. Situated in Bilaspur district about 50 Kms from Una Himachal in Himachal Pradesh, Naina Devi Temple is one of the highly venerated Shakti Temples in India. It is believed that eyes of Sati fell here and later a Temple was built at this very place.

The Naina Devi Temple is situated in Bilaspur District in Himachal Pradesh overlooking Gobindsagar lake, over a small yet picturesque hill connected by a famous Roap-Way in Bilaspur District Himachal Pradesh. In the Temple complex, there is huge Peepal tree that is acclaimed to be present from past many centuries. On the right side of the entrance to the main shrine, idols of Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha are placed. After crossing the main gate of the shrine, two striking statues of Lions are visible. The main shrine reveals the images of three deities. Goddess Kali can be traced on the extreme left. In the centre, image of Naina Devi is visible, while Lord Ganesha is on the right side.



Naina Devi Himachal Quick Facts & FAQ  at a Glance


Naina Devi at a Glance
Top 25  Quick facts About Naina devi    
Naina Devi Coordinates:  31.3060° N,76.5364°E  
Country  India  
State Himachal  
District Bilaspur  
Naina Devi is world famous for  Famous pilgrim centre both for Hindus and the Sikhs.
Naina Devi main Culture/Religion Hindusm,shikhism  
Naina Devi Elevation 1177 mtrs  
Naina Devi PIN 174310  
Naina Devi Telephone code  01978  
Naina Devi Vehicle registration H.P-23,24  
Naina Devi Nearest Airport   Chandigarh 110 kms
Naina Devi 2nd Nearest Airport Shimla 111 kms
Naina Devi Nearest Train Station  Anandpur Sahib 23 kms
Naina Devi Nearest Main City Chandigarh 104 kms
Naina Devi Distance from Delhi 350 Kms  
Naina Devi Lowest Temprature 18 deg C  
Naina Devi Highest temperature  37 deg C.  
Naina Devi Tourist Months All the yaer  
Naina Devi Main River Satluj river  
Top 5 Attractions in Naina Devi    
Naina Devi Main Attraction1 Bhakra dam 23 kms
Naina Devi Main Attraction2 Gobind Sagar Lake 99 kms
Naina Devi Main Attraction3 Vyas Cave, Bilaspur (HP) 68 kms
Naina Devi Main Attraction4 Markandeya     30 kms
Top 5 Accomodation  in Naina Devi Type TA Rating
Hotel Hill Top , Swarghat Hotel N.A
Hotel Sagar View , Bilaspur Hotel N.A
Lake View , Bilaspur B&B inns N.A
Hotel Panchwati  B&B inns 100%
Top 5 Restaurants in Naina Devi    
Bittu Guest House & Restaurant Ghumarwin, Bilaspur 88 kms.
Pal Sweet Main road Anandpur 21 kms
Lucky Dhaba Main road Anandpur 23 kkms
Top 5 Personalities of Naina Devi    
Top 5 Events in Naina Devi    

How to Reach Mata Naina Devi Ji Temple


Route From New Delhi to Mata Naina Devi Ji

  • Reach Una Himachal by Train ( Himachal Express, Jan Shatabdi Express Or Taxi Pick up-Extra Charges on standard Per Km based.)
  • Una Himachal to Naina Devi Temple Una Himachal ( With Holiday Travel Air Conditioned Taxi via Scenic Bhakhra Dam Route)


Naina Devi Temple Route Details


  • New Delhi (Start Point - Major Tourist Destination - Capital of India)
  • Kurukshetra (Tourist Attractions - Sri Krishna Museum, Bhramasarovar, Sheikh Chaheli's Tomb)
  • Chandigarh (Tourist Attractions - Sukhna lake, Nek chand Rock garden,Pinjore Garden, Museums)
  • Rupnagar ( Ropar - Toursist Attraction - Kikar Lodge) Kiratpur Sahib (Tourist Attractions -Historical Gurudwara)
  • Anandpur Sahib (Major Tourist Destination for Sikhs - Historical Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib ji, Virasat-e-khalsa)
  • Nanagal Dam ( Tourist Attractions - Bhakhra Nangal Dam, Naina Devi temple, Cheif Restaurant)
  • Una Himachal (Tourist Attractions - Chintpurni temple,Kila Baba bedi, Sadashiv Mandir etc)


Distance From Naina Devi Temple To Chintapurni Temple - Approx113 km, 2 hours 4 mins



Route from Naina Devi Temple to Chintapurni Mata Temple 


  • Naina Devi temple to Nangal (35.2 km, 50 mins by Bhakra Dam ) -
  • Nangal to Una (18.5 km, 24 mins) -
  • Una to Mubarakpur (38.4 km, 44 mins)-
  • Mubarakpur to Bharwain (13.5 km, 13 mins) -
  • Bharwain to Chintpurni (1.4 km, 2 mins Chintapurni Rd)



Distance Between Jwalaji and Naina Devi by Chintapurni Mata Temple


  • Naina Devi Temple to Jawala Mukhi, Himachal Pradesh India Total Distance in Km 146 km, Time 2 hours 31 mins via NH70



Route Details from Naina Devi Temple to Jawala Mukhi

  • Follow same route From Naina Devi temple to Chintapurni as above and after taking Godess Chintapurni Blessing, proceed ahead to JwalaJi or Jwalamuhi Temple Kangra himachal pradesh, Jwala ji about 30 kms away



Distance and Route from Chintapurni Temple to Jwalamukhi

  • Total Distance : 30.8 km, Total Time 35 mins
  • via road SH 22 and NH 20A Chintpurni to Bharwain (1.4 km, 2 mins),
  • Bharwain To Jwalaji (29.4 km, 32 mins via Raod SH 22 and NH 20A)


Naina Devi distance from Chandigarh 

The distance from Chandigarh to Naina Devi is 103 kms .Your total travel time is approximately 1 hour(s) 46 min(s); which may vary depending upon the road and traffic conditions


Mata Naina Devi Darshan - Mata Naina Devi Darshan Online


  • After crossing the Main Gate, you will find a big Peepal tree on the left side.
  • On the right side of the Temple there are idols of Lord Hanuman Ji and Lord Ganesh Ji.
  • After reaching the main entrance to Temple, you will find two statues of Lions.
  • Inside the temple of Devi Mata, you will have darshan of Three deities.
    • On the extreme left is Mata Kali Devi,
    • In the Centre Representing two Netras or eyes is Maa Naina Devi


MataNainaDevi in The centre



Facilities in the Naina Devi Temple

Facilites for Mata Naina Devi Pilgrims who visit Mata Naina Devi Ji


  • Free Food in Mata Naina Devi Complex


  • Temple trust provides free breakfast, lunch and dinner absolutely free of cost in its langar.
  • One can also get 24-hour free meals by asking.


  • Free Stay in Mata Naina Devi Complex


Trust has constructed the Patiala Dharamshala, langar and another motel near langar area that provides free staying facility to 1,000 devotees.


Paid Stay in  Mata Naina Devi Complex


  • Trust Temple Trust has also constructed “Matri Aanchal”, “Matri Chahya” and Matri Sharan” staying shelters with a capacity of 45 rooms and 14 dormitories. The cost of staying at these places is very nominal and affordable.

Why Name Mata Naina Devi


Shakti Peeth's are 51 places where 51 parts of Sati's body fell.All the fifty one places -where parts of Sati's body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths. It is believed that Sati's eyes fell at the place where Naina Devi temple is situated. Therefore, this temple is called Naina Devi.The word Naina is synonymous with Sati's eyes.

32 Names of Mother Durga

Durga , Durgatirsamini , Durgapadvinivarin , Durgamacchedini , Durgasadhini , Durganasini , Durgatoddharin , Durgenihantri , Durgamapaha , Durgamajanada , Durgadaityalokadavanala , Durgama , Durgamaloka , Durgamatmasvarupin , Durgamargaprada , Durgamavidya , Durgamasrita , Durgamajanasamsthana , Durgamadhyanabhasini , Durgamoha , Durgamaga , Durgamarthasvarupin , Durgamasurasanhantri , Durgamayudhadharin , Durgamangi , Durgamata , Durgamya , Durgamesvari , Durgabhima , Durgabhama , Durgabba , Durgadarin.


Why do we ring the bell at Mata Temple?

The ringing of the bell produces what is regarded as an auspicious sound. It produces the sound Om, the universal name of the Lord. There should be auspiciousness within and without, to gain the vision of the Lord who is all-auspiciousness.
Even while doing the ritualistic aarati, we ring the bell. It is sometimes accompanied by the auspicious sounds of the conch and other musical instruments.

An added significance of ringing the bell, conch and other instruments is that they help drowned any inauspicious or irrelevant noises and comments that might disturb or distract the worshippers in their devotional ardour, concentration and inner peace.


About Mata Naina Devi Roapway 


The Famous Naina Deviji Ropeway was constructed by  Ganpati Ropeways Private Limited.


Purpose of the Ropeway at Naina devi Ji

The Mata naina Devi Roapway was built to facilitate pilgrims who visited Naina Deviji for the darshan of Mata Naina Deviji. The Naina Deviji Ropeway was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Sri Virbhadra Singh on 30th July 1997.


Important Details Roapway at Mata Naina Devi Ji

  • The roap way structure has 24 cabins and can carry 4 adults in each cabin.
  • The speed of the rope is 3 mtrs/second, which is good enough to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills and lake.
  • It can carry about 800 passengers per hour from each end.
  • The length of the Mata Naina Devi ropeway is 500 mtrs approximately from the lowest Terminal point to the upper Terminal point.
  • Mata Naina Devi Roapway rolls over six Towers erected at various altitudes. 
  • The Mata Naina Devi Ropeway is one of its kinds and the only ropeway in Asia to operate in such a steep area.
  • The ride is an exciting and thrilling experience which one should not miss. 
  • The view of the Govind Sagar Lake and the snow laden peaks of the Dhawladhar range is breath taking.

Timing and Tariff of Mata Naina Devi Roapway



Timing & operation timing of the ropeways is given below -

  • March to September Timings - 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM
  • October Timings - 8.00 AM - 6.30 PM
  • November Timings - 8.15 AM - 5.30 PM
  • December to February Timings - 9.00 AM - 5.30 PM

Note :- The timings are subject to changes based on the weather condition


Off Day of The Mata Naina Devi Roap Way  :

In normal course the ropeway operation are not available due to maintenance of the system on every 1st and 3rd week of Wednesday. In case of Public holiday the maintenance is carried out on the next day, i.e on Thursday.


Fare chart & Tariff for Mata Naina Devi Roapway


  • Adult Return Fare - Rs 55.00
  • Children Return Fare - Rs 30.00
  • Handicapped Return Fare - Rs 25.00
  • Adult One way - Rs 35.00
  • Children One way - Rs 20.00
  • Handicapped One way - Rs 15.00


Other Services being provided by the Roap Way service Provider


Free Car pick up service to Ropeway : For pilgrims / tourist who avail Bus services to come to Naina Deviji .The Roapway  Company provides free Car pickup facility to pick passengers and drop them to the nearest Bus Stand at no extra cost.

Free Parking at the Roapway : There is ample space reserved for the parking of visitors which is free of cost.



Childern's Park and Pure Veg Restaurant with Great View at Mata Naina devi Ji


Childern's Park at Mata Naina Devi


The Roapway company has developed a beautiful children's park which is free for everyone to use. The park has various Joy rides and swings for the children and ample space of greenery exists for people to relax or have a small picnic. Even the elders can relax at this place and enjoy the scenic beauty of nature.


Pure Veg Restaurant at Mata Naina Devi Ji:

A pure veg restaurant is operating at the Ropeway Complex and serving North Indian Food and beverages at reasonable rates. The restaurant has enough seating capacity and one can enjoy the sight of snow clad peaks of The Dhawladhar range as well as the beautiful Govind Sagar lake leading towards Bhakra Dam from the restaurant premises.


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