Chitai Golu Devta Temple of Bells and Justice in Almora

chitai golu devta temple almora
chitai golu devta temple almora

Chitai Golu Devta Temple Almora

Uttarakhand, also known by Devbhoomi as this is the land of many Gods by recognition. One of them is Golu Devta or God of Justice.

This legendary God belongs to the eastern Garhwal region and predominantly Kumaon. He is considered the incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Why is Golu Devta is God of justice?
Golu Dev during his reign used to ride on his favorite white horse and travel throughout his whole kingdom to know whereabouts of his people and meet them.

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A meeting used to take place in Golu Darbar where he used to hear the problems of his people and the ones who came from far away and solve them by any means.

He dedicated his whole life to his people, due to this he never married and led a very plain and simple life.

Golu Darbar is still in practice because it is still believed that Golu Dev meet people and listen to their problems, but this Darbar is held in the form of Jagar.

What is Jagar or Jagran?
It is a Kumaoni and Garhwali rituals in which ancestors or Gods are summoned to ask for favors or solve issues.

Where is Chitai Golu Devta temple?
There are many temples of Golu Devta in Kumaon and Garwal regions, but the most popular temple is in Chitai. This temple is located on high hills 8 kilometers away from Almora district, on the Pithoragarh road.

The moment you reach there the essence of the place, clinging bells and chanting will take you to another world of divine beauty.

What is Chitai Golu Devta temple famous for?
The surroundings of the temple and temple itself will make you spellbound. The beauty of this place is divine in any weather.

It is one of the most worshipped Hindu temples in India. This temple is also internationally famous, due to which many tourists visit this temple from other parts of the world every year.

It is said that this temple was built around the 12th century by the Chand dynasty. There are different stories from different sources.

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This temple is surrounded by a dense forest of Cheed and Mimosa trees.

Every year millions of worshippers visit this temple for worshipping and to get justice.

Many marriages are held daily in this temple. Several stations are constructed to perform multiple marriages at the same time. This does not take much time, your marriage is done in 2-3 hours (not like a typical Indian wedding that takes whole day or night).

Even many newly married couples visit this temple to take the blessings of Golu Dev.

Worshipping is not the one thing it is famous for, but for justice and fulfilling wishes. If you did not get the justice you deserve or if you have any wish, then write it on the paper and tie it with the thread on the wall, soon your justice or wish will be fulfilled.

Many people write on stamp paper who did not get their due justice.

After your wish got fulfilled or justice served, then you have to tie a bell inside the temple.

This is the reason this temple has so many bells and no one knows how many bells are there (so you can take a guess how many wishes got fulfilled and justice served). It is also believed that justice or wishes are fulfilled soon.

How to reach Chitai Golu Dev temple?
If you are traveling from other states, then via Delhi is the best option you can choose because this will save your time as you have options to travel via train or flight.

From Delhi, you will get a train from NDLS (New Delhi Railway Station) to Kathgodam which is around 300 kilometers from Delhi. From Kathgodam take a bus or cab to Almora which is 80 kilometers.

After reaching check-in in a decent hotel and visit the temple as per your convenience as the temple is now around 8 kilometers away. 

You can take a flight from Dehli to Pantnagar, then take a cab to reach Almora which is 120 kilometers.

You can also travel via road, the route is the same as that of a train, but the only difference is that the train will save your time and journey fatigue.

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