Sri Naina Devi Ji, Bilaspur

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Naina Devi is a town and a municipal council in Bilaspur district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
As of the 2001 India census, Naina Devi had a population of 1161. Males constitute 63% of the population and females 37%. Naina Devi has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 75%. In Naina Devi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Temple of Shri Naina Devi Ji is situated on a hilltop, base of which also has samadhi of bhagat Jatt Jeona Morh, in the Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple is connected with National Highway No. 21. The temple at the top of the hill can be reached via road (that curves round the hill up to a certain point) and then by concrete steps (that finally reach the top). There is also a cable car facility that moves pilgrims from the base of the hill all the way to the top.
The hills of Naina Devi overlook the Gobind Sagar lake. The lake was created by the Bhakra-Nangal Dam.
Several mythological stories are associated with the establishment of the temple.
According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva. He picked the corpse of Sati on his shoulder and started his Tandava dance. This horrified all deities in the heaven as this could lead to holocaust. This urged Lord Vishnu to unleash his Chakra that cut the Sati’s body into 51 pieces. Shri Naina Devi Temple is the place where eyes of Sati fell down.
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  • Best hotel .only 20 minutes away from temple .new hotel.proper staff .one of the best stay near Naina Devi temple  more »
  • Excellent place to start journey from onwards here. A place where you can satisfy your spiritual and divine urge.  more »
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  • It's good palace . Good,Hi, this is a nice place for your time expand. When you come here in once, then you know that. The staff member of these places is very helpful.if you come here , you see any problems is not here. All members are very hard working and very helping for customer.
  • Just visited this place once and I personally and you recommend using a vehicle directly to reach the top of the temple. This is a huge crowded place hence plan your visit accordingly.you can come with your family and friends for the blessings of the goddess naina. The scenic beauty is exceptional and do try the Prasad which is served for free.
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