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Chandrabadani Devi

Chandrabadani Devi Temple is located in the Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. It is situated on the border of Pratapnagar and Devaprayag is located 2,277 meters above sea level. The biggest nearest town and tourist place is Narendranagar. Tourists need to climb the one km ascending walk towards the temple. This temple is devoted to Goddess Shakti and visitors are supposed to climb to the top to offer prayers. The divine temple is one of the holy places in Uttarakhand and is visited by lakhs of people during Ganga Dussehra. The significant importance of this place is that Rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda unite at Devprayag to form River Ganga. The river Ganga comes into its original form here and hence lakhs of tourists visit this place. In the Hindu religion the most religious places visited by pilgrims – Rishikesh and Haridwar are situated in the environs of the district. Also Gangotri, Yamunotri, Chamba, Jaunpur, Kanatal, etc. are some religious spots visited by tourists in Tehri. A very petite temple has a Shri-Yantra engraved on the flat stone for worshipping.


As per mythological stories, it is said that Sati’s torso or upper body was dropped here by Lord Shiva when he was carrying her. Some of her weapons fell and were scattered around this place. Today, also visitors find weapons and iron tridents lying around in the nearby places. From the temple an impressive view of Kedarnath and Badrinath can be enjoyed.

The state of Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi as famous temples are located in the state. In the ninth century, there were numerous forts built in the area and thus, Tehri Garhwal district got its name.


Garhwali is the language spoken by the locals, but most natives also speak Hindi, Himachali and Punjabi. The Garhwali cuisine is cooked by using a wide range of pulse, which is different than other cuisines. The district is famous for holding enormous fairs like Surkanda Devi Fair, Chandrabadani Fair and Lakhawar Mela which gives information on the regions culture, art and craft, music, literature etc. The district is also famous for shopping – pickles, knit Kurtis, gangajali (Ganga water, which can be transported), rudraksh, exquisite stones and Ayurveda medicines. These fairs also sell handmade handicraft goods and winter clothes. Apart from the holy visit to the temple, tourists can enjoy shopping at the local fairs which is a cultural feast for the sightseers.

Places to Visit

The state of Uttarakhand is called as CharDham as prominent temples like Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath are sited here.


Devoted to Lord Shiva this temple is near the Mandakini River at the top of the Garhwal Himalayan range. Lord Shiva is prayed as the lord of Kedar Khand and is the holiest Hindu monuments and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is assumed that Pandavas constructed this temple and usually witness intense weather conditions. In the month of April the temple opens for worshippers and closes at the start of November month every year.


Also referred to as Badarikaashram or Badari is the holy temple of Lord Vishnu located alongside the Alaknanda River. A giant figure of Lord Vishnu made of black stone is the main idol in the temple. The temple is open for tourists only for six months during the year due to severe climate conditions, i.e. from April to start of November. 


The base of River Ganga, known as Gangotri was built in the form of a temple by General Amar Singh Thapa. The River originates as Bhagirathi but later obtains name Ganga where it meets River Alaknanda. Gaumukh is the origin of the sacred river established in the Gangotri glacier.


This temple is devoted to goddess Yamuna, which has a black marble statue of the goddess. At an altitude of 3,291 meters towards the western side of the Himalayan range the Yamunotri temple is situated.

An Ayurveda Health Spa resort is located near Chandrabadani Devi temple in Tehri district, which provides exceptional services to visitors.

How to Reach

Chandrabadani Devi Temple has road connectivity from Rishikesh or Haridwar and air connectivity from Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. The nearest railway station is Haridwar from where local taxis or cabs can be hired to reach Chandrabadani Devi temple. The temple is also very close from Rishikesh, which is approximately 2.5 hours and Rishikesh is well connected to Delhi. The nearest airport is Dehradun which is at a distance of 150 kms from Chandrabadani Devi temple.

Best Time to Visit

The district of Tehri can be visited during the summer months as the climate is pleasant. Winter season is enormously cold and experience falling temperature up to zero degree Celsius. Tehri also observes snowfall during the winter season at higher altitudes. The suitable time to visit the temple is from April to November.

Where to Stay

The district of Tehri has basic accommodation options available for the tourists to stay.

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