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About Chintpurni Temple

The Chintpurni Temple is located at the Una district in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Chinamasta who is incarnation of the goddess Durga. It is also known as Chinamasta temple. It is one of the 51 Shaktipeetha in India. Chintpurni Temple is a revered shrine of the Hindus. The idol of the goddess Chintpurni is in the form of Pindi. Many Devotees have been flocking Shaktipeeth for centuries to worship at the lotus feet of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi. The temple is surrounded by the western Himalayan Mountains.

Mythology & History of Chintpurni Temple

It is believed that when Goddess Sati burned herself in Yagna Kund. Lord Shiva picked her body and started Tandav. After this Lord Vishnu cut the body of Goddess in several parts. At the places where the pieces fell, the fifty-one sacred ‘Shaktipeeths’ came into being. Goddess Sati’s head Fall at Chintpurni.

Mai Das was a devotee of the Goddess. The Goddess came in his dream and asked him to build a temple at this place. It is believed that Mai Das built the temple of Devi Chintpurni at Chhaproh village twelve generation ago. His descendants still live in Chintpurni and perform prayers and Pooja at the Chintpurni temple. These descendants are the official priests at the Temple.

Another story is that Lord Shiva will protect the goddess from four directions. There are four Shiva temple in four direction of Goddess Chintpurni with in equal distance.

Chintpurni Temple Architecture

The temple has simple structure. The main shrine of the goddess Chintpurni is coated with the gold. There are many small temples of lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesh, Goddess Durga. The idol of the goddess Chintpurni is in the form of Pindi. The idol id covered with the flowers. The surface of the temple is covered with the white marble. A huge tree of Bargad also situated in the temple complex. Devotees tie a thread on this tree to fulfil their wishes. Idol of the Devi Chinmastika is also there.

Chintpurni Temple Main Attraction

The Devi is present in the form of Pindi. Also the Lord Shiva protects the temple from four directions. The feet of Goddess Chitpurni also worshipped here. The temple of Devi Chinnamastika is here. The story behind is that once Goddess accidently cut her head. The blood spurted in three ways, Jaya and Vijaya drank the blood from two directions and the Goddess herself drank the blood from the third. 

Festival at the Temple

Chaitra Navaratri – Chaitra Navaratri is celebrated in temple. Large numbers of devotees comes from the different parts of the country for the blessings. On the occasion of this festivals the temple is decorated with the flower. A 10 days Mela also held by the temple authorities.
Sawan Asthami – On the occasion of Sawan Asthami a 10 days Mela held in the temple. Devotees come in to temple for taking blessing from Lord Shiva.
Asuj Navaratri – Asuj Navaratri is also celebrated in the temple with very warm. You can see the long queues for the darshan of goddess Chintpurni.

Chintpurni Temple Opening and Closing Timing

The temple opened for visitors every morning at 5.30 a.m. and close 9.30 p.m. in summer. The timing in the winter is 4.00 a.m to 10.00 p.m.

Mata Chintpurni Temple Pooja Timing

Morning Aarti – The morning Aarti performed in the morning at 6.00 a.m.
Evening Aarti – The evening Aarti performed at 8.00 p.m.

Chintpurni Temple Location

The temple is located at Una district of the Himachal Pradesh. You can reach by road.

How to Reach Chintpurni Temple

Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal airport in Kangra district. This is 60 km away from the temple. The airport is connected with some specific cities of the India.
Rail : The nearest railway station is Amb Railway station, which is 20 km away from the temple. The other railway station is Hosiyarpur wich 42 km away from the temple
Road : State transport buses are also available from the Haryana, Punjab, Uttarpradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand.

Weather of Kangra

Summer : During the months of summer (Mar to June), the temperature can be pleasant. But you should carry light woolen clothes.
Monsoon : In the monsoon there can be heavy rainfall. The temperature remains humid and warm.
Winter : In the winter the temperature can reach sub zero level. You should advise to wear heavy woollen clothes.

Things To Do

  • Please take your darshan slip for darshan.
  • Please don’t encourage the begging.
  • Please maintain the patience and silence

Things Not To Do

  • Don’t do any irrelevant activity during your visit.
  • Do not spit anywhere in the complex.
  • Don’t go for darshan without parchi.
  • Dont feed the monkeys in temple.
  • Please don’t smoke and drink.

Accomodation and Night Stay

There are many hotels and lodges at the Chintpurni. Himachal tourism department also runs a many hotels there at very cheap price.

Tourist Places to visit near by the Chintpurni Temple

  • Sheetla Devi
  • Chamunda Devi
  • Jwalamukhi Temple
  • Vajreshwari Temple
  • Thaneek Pura


Q. What is the entry fee for Chintpurni Temple?

A. There is no entry fee in Chintpurni Temple.

Q. I,m planing to visit in Navratri. Will it be crowded?

A. Yes, during the Navarati there can be huge crowd.

Q. What is the best time to visit Chintpurni Temple?

A. The best time to visit, is during the summer and winter.

Q. What is the timing Mata Chintpurni Temple?

A. The temple opened at 5.30 a.m morning and close 9.30 p.m at night.

Q. Where can we stay at night?

A. There are many guest houses and hotels nearby the temple.

Q. How to reach Mata Chintpurni Temple?

A. The easiest way to reach the temple is road, because roads are directly connected with the temple.

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