State: Himachal Pradesh
Location: North India
Type of Construction: Ancient
Type of Building: Temple
Dedicated To: Goddess Chintpurni Devi
Other Deities: Goddess Parvati
Famous For: Goddess Chintpurni is known as the remover of all troubles
Best Time: April and October
Nearby Cities: Shimla
Location of Chintpurni Temple :
The village of Chintpurni (altitude 940 metres) is part of Amb tehsil, Una district, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi range. It is about 3 km west of Bharwain village which is located on the Hoshiarpur - Dharmashala road. This road is part of the State Highway network and is normally kept in good repair.
Private vehicles are usually not allowed beyond the Chintpurni bus stand which is about 1.5 km from the Temple. You would have to walk this distance. About half of this distance is up a gentle incline.Then you walk up the steps to the top of the hill where the temple is located. If you are not in good health, you may find this climb somewhat strenuous.
Chintpurni in the Una District of Himachal Pradesh is famous for Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple. The Chintpurni Temple besides having the idols of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi also has the idol of Chhina Mastaka, the killer of the demon Nishumbha. This temple is revered by the Hindus in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and it is believed that the Goddess Chintpurni is the remover of all troubles. The devotees bring with them their worldly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi. It is said that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be fulfilled. Devotees have been visiting this Shaktipeeth for hundreds of years to pray at the lotus feet of both the Devis. Though the temple is open all round the year, the best time to visit it is during the 10-day fair held every year in the month of August.
Chintpurni Temple of Weather :
Spring : About mid-February to mid-April. The winter starts losing its bite around mid-February.
Summer : Mid-April to end of June. It is hot in summer and light cottons are recommended.
Rainy season : July - September. Still quite warm and, of course, humid. Lots and lots of rain.
Autumn : October - November. Days are pleasantly warm, nights are cool. May need light woollens at night or early mornings.
Winter: December - January. It is quite pleasant during the day and you may get by with one layer of woollens. The winter nights are cold and an extra layer of woollens is required.
The Navaratra fairs in Shravan (August), Kartik (October) and Chaitra (March-April) are very popular with devotees when accommodation is very tight. Other popular days are Sankranti, Purnima and Ashtami.
There are a number of dharamshalas, guest houses and hotels of varying quality in and around Chintpurni. Himachal Tourism runs a Yatri Niwas at Bharwain which is only 3 km from the Chintpurni temple. It has a magnificent view of the Swan valley to the south. At night to the west you can see the bright lights of the Temple and its bazaar. Looking towards the northeast are the shimmering waters of the Govind Sagar.
How to Reach Chintpurni Temple:
By Airport :- Gaggal Airport (60km) in Kangra is the nearest airport.
By Railhead :- Hoshiarpur (42km) is the nearest railhead.