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Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Bilaspur
Naina Devi Temple


Naina Devi Temple is one of the highly popular Shakti Temples in India. Naina Devi Temple is one main Shakti Peeths in India. It is situated 60 km from Bilaspur district in Himachal Pradesh.Thousands of pilgrims gather here every year on Navratri and Savana(Monsoon)to worship Goddess Parvati. The temple is situated on Shivalik Mountain and devotees have to cover a distance of above 2 km on foot.

According to Hindu mythology, sati, consort of Lord Shiva, killed herself by jumping in the sacrificial fire when her father Daksha Prajapati insulted her husband. Aggressive Shiva who started roaming the entire universe with the body of Sati in his arms. Lord Vishnu dismembered the dead body of Sati to calm down the anger of Shiva. Various body parts of Sati fell at fifty-one different places in India that later became sacred as Shakti Peeths.