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About Girija Devi Temple

 

Garjiya Devi Temple Ramnagar Uttarakhand

Girija Devi Mandir (Temple) is a very famous temple in Nainital District, Uttarakhand. This is one of the holy place and locally people called as Garjia Mandir. Girija Devi Temple is located in Garjiya at a distance of 12 Km from Ramnagar, Uttarakhand on Dhikala road. Girija Devi Mandir is a sacred Shakti shrine where Goddess Garjiya is the presiding deity. The temple is built on a big rock in the middle of Kosi river and millions of devotee are visited during the Kartik Poornima, a holy day celebrated on the 15th lunar day of Kartik month (November - December). It is also known as the festival of lights.

Devi Girija is the daughter of Himalaya and wife of Lord ShivaShivaShiva
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. This temple was very less known till 1940 but in the recent years, the number of devotees increased to lakhs. In 1970, the temple is restructured for the maintenance.

Goddess Girija is easily pleased with the true devotion of her devotees. For worshiping, the devotees offer the coconut, red clothes, kumkum etc.

There are 4.5 feet high idol of goddess Girija along with the idols of Devi SaraswatiSaraswatiSaraswati
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, Lord GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
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, and Batuk Bhairava.


There is also a temple of Laxmi-Narayan in the same temple premises. The idols of this Laxmi-Narayan temple were found during excavation. It is believed that the prayers here are not complete until the devotee worships Bhairava after worshipping Girija Devi.

Ramnagar city is well connected through train and bus services. One can take a taxi from Ramnagar to reach here.

How to Reach Garjiya Devi Temple

Distance of 12 km from Ramnagar, Uttarakhand
Ramnagar distance of 252 km from Delhi
Nearest Railway Station : Ramnagar
Best Time Visit :November - December
Nearest Airport : Pantnagar Airport, 50 km
Nearest hill stations are Ranikhet- 117 km and Nainital - 65 km 

 

 

 



 


 
 

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