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Shri Naina Devi temple is one of the 51 shaktipeeths located in bilaspur district in Himachal pradesh. This temple of maa naina Devi belongs to both Hindu as wells as Sikh people. There is very interesting history of maa naina devi. So many tourist places are there near mata naina devi temple which attracts several devotees and tourists every year.

Location of Temple

Maa naina devi temple is located in a triangular shaped hill, in bilaspur district in Himachal pradesh . This hill is at a height of around 3540 feet from sea level. Distance of maa naina devi temple from bilaspur is around 71 km.Mata naina devi Temple is located on NH-21.
Naina devi temple is at a distance of around 20 km from Anandpur sahib. Temple is surrounded by Bhangra dam and Govinda sagar lake.

History of Maa naina devi temple

Naina devi temple belongs to Hindu as well as Sikh people. There are three stories behind Naina devi temple.
Story 1: 
- According to first mythological story , it is said that when goddess Sati or known as Parvati burnt herself in bonefire, Lord Shiva got distressed,corpse of his wife Sati on his shoulder and started Tandav dance across the country.
- All deities were angered with it and lord Vishnu released his Chakra and cut sari's body in 51 pieces. That is why there are 51 shaktipeeths in country , Naina devi temple is place where maà sari's eyes fell down. So called naina devi temple in which nain means eyes.
Story 2 :
Shri Naina Devi temple is also linked with Mahishasur, so called as Mahishapeeth also.
Mahishasur was immortal as power given by lord Brahma but with one condition that unmarried woman would defeat him.
He started terror everywhere, later he got impressed with beauty of maa naina devi and proposed her for marriage. But Devi put a condition that she will marry only if he will defeat her.
Devi naina killed demon and took her both eyes out. So called as naina devi temple.
Story 3:
According to Sikh believe it is said that Guru Govinda singh ji left his military against Mughals in year 1756,he did yagna for blessings of thedess naina devi.After maa naina devi's blessings,Guru Nanak dev ji defeated Mughals so Maa naina devi temple is also called as “Temple of Strength” .
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Naina Devi,Bilaspur

Aarti Timings

- "Mangal Aarti" is first Aarti in morning and it's timing is 4 am in morning. Priest of temple open gates of temple.
- Second Aarti is "Shringaar Aarti" and it's timing is around 6 am in morning. All kind of pooja and snans are performed by priests in front of devotees.
- There is a noon Aarti also around 12 and called as madhyann Aarti , and last Aarti is around 6 pm in everything.
  • Temple are opened for devotees whole week in timing of 5 am to 7 pm.

Facilities provided at naina devi temple

- Free Langar/ Free boarding
Temple trust provides facilities of free Langar in 24 hours everyday whereas boarding facility for devotees is also available. Around 1000 devotees can stay in boarding of trust.
- Paid boarding
There is also paid boarding facility provided by trust of maa naina devi. There are 45 rooms and 14 dormitories and these boarding are named as “Matri Aanchal”, “Matri Chahya” and Matri Sharan”.
- Government Rest house
Near maa naina devi temple there is government rest house , managed by Himachal pradesh government
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Naina Devi temple

Weather

Temperature in bilaspur district is always quite high. So this region comes in hot region.

How to reach maa naina devi temple?

To reach maa naina devi temple air , road and railway transportation is available as given below.
  • Air Transport :
Nearest airport : Chandigarh(135 km) and Bhuntar(131 km)
  • Railway Transport: 
nearest Railway station :Kiratpur Sahib(broad
 gauge)and shimla(narrow gauge).
  • Road Transport: Temple is located on the National Highway 21 ,buses and taxis are available for this place.