Mata Chintpurni temple

  • Category
    Indian Culture
  • Published
    5th Aug, 2020

Context

With temples closed amid the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Mata Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh’s Una has started the facility of home delivery of ‘prasad’ to its devotees through online request.

About

  • According to Hindu mythology, Chintpurni temple is one of the five Shakti Peeths in Himachal Pradesh(HP) and 51 Shakti Peethas in India.
  • The other four Shakti Peeths in HP are Jwalamukhi, Vajreshwari and Chamunda Devi temples in Kangra district, and Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur district.
  • A huge number of devotees pay their obeisance at Chintpurni temple during fairs held thrice a year in the month of Chait (March-April), Sawan (July-August) and Asanj (September-October).
    • In Chait and Asanj, the fair is held in Navratras, whereas in Sawan, it takes place during the first 10 days of shuklapaksha that is the bright half of the lunar month.
    • The fair lasts for nine days during the navratras and 10 days in Sawan. It gets maximum visitors on the eighth day.
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