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Surkanda Devi Temple

About Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple is located in the small village of Tehri Garhwal in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This temple is steeped in history and religious significance as this is where the head of Goddess Sati fell. Some sources say that the Surkanda Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga, considered to be the embodiment of Shakti (power and strength). It is located on Chamba- Mussorie road, 15 minutes from Dhanolti Forest Rest House.

If you are looking for a spiritual experience, a visit to the Surkanda Devi Temple is a must! As you enter the temple, you will be surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere and an aura of mysticism. Several rituals are performed at the temple, and devotees can take part in the various offerings and ceremonies. The Surkanda Devi Temple is a great destination for those looking to experience the beauty and spirituality of India. With its breathtaking beauty and serenity, this temple makes for a great location for both tourists and spiritual seekers alike.

History- Surkanda Devi Temple

Surkanda Devi Temple was built to mark the significance of Goddess Sati’s head falling here. It became one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. Hindu mythology says that this temple was formed when Goddess Sati burnt herself in her father Daksha’s yajna place. Daksha embarrassed Sati and Shiva by not inviting them. Sati felt very bad and sacrificed herself there itself. Daksha did not like Shiva and did not want Sati to marry him as well. Lord Vishnu cut off Sati’s body into 51 pieces with his Sudarshan Chakra and wherever the body parts fell, they became the Shaktipeeths. The earlier name of this temple was Sirkhanda, and now it is called “Surkanda”

Architectural Details of Surkanda Devi Temple

The architecture of this temple gives a very pleasant feeling and good vibes. It is conically shaped from the top with various structures in between it. It has an “Om” sign at the entrance which is a great sign of spirituality. Attractive windows on all sides of the temple provide cross ventilation inside the temple. It provides a 360-degree view of the Himalayan peaks. You can get a fascinating view of the surrounding cities like Dehradun, Chakrata, Pratapnagar, Chandrabadni, and Rishikesh. You can even enjoy sightseeing, bird watching, and photography. 

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Best Time To Visit Surkanda Devi Temple

The best time to visit Surkanda Devi Temple is between May and August which is generally the summertime. In winter, the mountains are covered with snow, so you can avoid visiting during that time. Monsoon season is also preferred a lot by the devotees who are visiting here. The timings of the temple are 7 AM to 6 PM. 

Places To Visit Near Surkanda Devi Temple

There are endless places to visit near Surkanda Devi Temple that will make your travel journey interesting. Some of these places are-

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  • Eco-Park:- Covered with Deodar trees, it is located on Dhanaulti road. You can relax and enjoy the weather here.
  • Tehri Dam:- It is the tallest dam in India and the twelfth tallest in the world. It is also the biggest hydropower plant in the world.
  • Deogarh Fort:- Deogarh Fort is also one of the great places to visit near Surkanda Devi Temple. There are a lot of Jain temples near it.
  • Dhanaulti Adventure Park:- You can enjoy leisure and adventure activities there. You can visit with your family as well.

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