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About Purnagiri Temple

 

Mata Purnagiri Devi Temple, Tanakpur, Champawat



One of the 108 Siddha Peeths, Purnagiri Devi Temple is 21 km from Tanakpur, at a height of 3000 mt. above sea level, Purnagiri is 21 km. from Tanakpur, 171 km. from Pithoragarh and 92 km. from Champawat.

Tanakpur is well connected by direct bus service with Lucknow, Delhi, Agra, Dehradun, Kanpur and other Districts.

Purnagiri temple is visited throughout the year by devotees from all over the country, devotees come here in large numbers, especially during the Chaitra Navratri in the month of March - April.

From Purnagiri temple, also known as Punyagiri, the river KaliKaliKali
There are several traditions of how Kali came into existence...
go down into the plains and is known as Sharda river.

According to an ancient legend, the King DakshaDakshaDaksha
Brahma, the creator of the universe, created Daksha from his right thumb...
Prajapati organised a sacrificial ceremony, for which he invited everyone except Lord ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
. ParvatiParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
on detects that it was her father's trick to humiliate her husband (lord shiva) sacrifice herself in the sacrificial fire. While her husband (lord shiva) carried her body, the places where the parts of her body fell were recognized as Shakti Peeth. The Shakti Peeth holds the prime position among Malikagiri, Kalikagiri, and Himlagiri Peeths.

During Chaitra Navratras, in the Chaitra month of the custom Hindu calendar, devotees in large number come here to have their wishes fulfilled. After worshipping Mata Purnagiri, people also pay their tributes to her loyal devotee Bada Sidth Nath at Brahmadev. The old BuramDeo Mandi is very close to Purnagiri. From Tanakpur or Purnagiri it is possible to trek to Tamli and even to Jhulaghat along the Kali She is the embodiment of empowerment and a fierce aspect of the Goddess. She is black in her complexion and thus she is named Kali. She is the Goddess of time, power, change and destruction and is majorly worshipped in South India, Bengal and Assamriver.

The surrounding green valleys echo with the holy chantings of the devotees climbing up to the top for Purnagiri Mata Darshan, The term means the vision of the divine creating an atmosphere of spirituality.
 

 

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport to Purnagiri Temple, Tanakpur is Pantnagar Airport situated 98 km away in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis or Cabs or Private buses are available from Pantnagar Airport to Tanakpur. Pantnagar is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Pant Nagar Airport is well motorable roads connected with Tanakpur.

By Rail: Purnagiri Temple, Tanakpur is well connected with railway networks of India. Trains are frequent to Tanakpur Railway Station from major stations of India like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, etc.

By Road: Tanakpur is well network connectivity by motorable roads with major stations of Uttarakhand state and another part of northern India. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi are easily available to Purnagiri Temple, Tanakpur. Taxis and buses are easily available to Tanakpur from major stations of Kumaon region.

 

Contact Details
 

Poornagiri Temple
Address: Danda Range, Uttarakhand 262523, India

 

 



 
 

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