Goddess Naina Devi, Nainital

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A major place of worship for Hindus, Goddess Naina Devi is devoted to Maa Naina Devi, the "Mother Goddess." The temple was built in the 15th century, though much of its current structure dates back to the 1880s--major efforts restored the building to its former glory after a devastating landslide. The surrounding area offers a tranquil atmosphere and remains an ideal spot to relax beside Naini Lake. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nainital holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Goddess Naina Devi and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Naina Devi temple is in itself was a great experience. Its situated next to the lake. So its very nice and clean. the view is awesome when u are boating and also when you are inside the temple. Everyo...  more »
  • One of the Beautiful Temple of Naina Mata. On the edge of Nainital Lake. You will feel the Lushy Air of lake and It is feel of Winter in the Month of May and June. So pleasant weather in all around.  more »
  • Temple location is one of the best part. It is clean and well maintained. One can also go to the local Tibetian market.  more »
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  • On the edges of the Naini Lake, stands the Naina Devi Temple, a famous Hindu pilgrimage site in Nainital. According to the legends, Naina Devi temple came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of Sati, and her eyes fell to the ground where the temple currently stands. The town, the lake, and the temple borrow its name Naina (eyes) Devi temple. Finding its ways from Kushan period, popularly known as Nanda or Naina Devi in the Kumaon region, an ancient temple is understood to have been built in 15th century AD, which might have been destroyed by a landslide. Later in 1842, the first Naina Devi idol was installed by Moti Lal Shah. However, in 1880, the temple was completely ruined because of the landslide. Soon, the temple was rebuilt again in 1883 by locals. Inside the temple, there is a vast courtyard, towards its left is a sacred peepal tree and to the right is the temple where idols of Lord Ganesh and Hanuman are installed. The main entrance of the temple has two lion statues posted outside. Inside the main sanctum, one can do darshan of three deities- Kali Devi on the extreme left, the centre representing two Netras or eyes is Maa Naina Devi and towards the right is the idol of Lord Ganesh.
  • A well known Shakti peeth of Hindu religion,Naina Devi Temple located at the side of well known Naini Lake, great place for worship.. There are many shops in close proximity to Naina Devi Temple where one can buy prasad and pooja items...🙏
  • Very nice place. Well maintained, well organized, decorated. Located just in front of Nainital lake. Awesome view. The security issue might have to monitored.
  • One of the Shakti peeths. Located at the edge of lake with beautiful scenery around.
  • Calm and quite place. A beautiful view of Nainital and Naini lake from this place.
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