Kasar Devi Temple in Almora which made NASA curious

Kasar Devi Temple in Almora

A divine Kasar Devi Temple is a well-known shrine located at the hilly areas of Kasar Devi village in Almora, Uttrakhand at an altitude of 2,116 meters above sea level.

This is one of the oldest temples of India as it sits there since the 2nd century. It is a holy temple of Hindu deities surrounded by heavy pine and deodar trees.

It is around 9 kms from Almora market and 5 kms from Tarai Nagri village. If you love to walk and explore you can visit the temple while enjoying the hilly patterns.

But, if you're not much of a walker, then taxis are easily available that might take around 30-40 min to reach.

The whole region is known by Kumaon, which is famous for its temple and scenic beauties.

You can reach Almora by road from Delhi which is 300 Kms or you can take a train from Delhi to Kathgodam, then Almora is only 91 kms from there.

Outside of the Kathgodam railway station, you will see a line of taxis, so no worries for conveyance.

The best time to visit Kasar Devi Temple is from March to November, but if you visit in between November to December you will catch an annual fair which is held in Kasar Devi temple on the eve of Kartik Poornima.

Be sure to take warm clothes during this time as the temperature is around 3-5 degrees Celcius.

Trivia about Kasar Devi Temple or village

In 1890s swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi, and numerous western seeker, Sunyata Baba Alfred Sorensen and Lama Anagarika Govinda.

It's historical values attract more visitors around the world such as Crank’s Ridge, outside the Kasar Devi Village, and Hippie movement during the 1960s and 1970s. It is also called Hippie Hill.

It is a puzzle for scientists from all over the world and even NASA as it has magnetic power and ages before it had a civilization. NASA is studying and trying to find out the magnetic source and impact, other words source of radiation energy.

Even famous personalities Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Nehru visited and spent the vacations there.

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