Surindar – a friend and I stated journey by Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike from Rishikesh at 10:10 morning hours. After covering 47.5 km we stop to take left turn.
The time is 11:50 am and we are approx. 20 km before Devprayag.
Left turn towards link road is the way towards Chamrara Devi temple. We left the National Highway 58 and driving on single road having almost nil traffic. Road condition good.
7.5 km more driving and I have to stop motorbike. Further road condition is not good. Repair work is going on. We decided to walk on foot. One km approx. walking we reached Chamrara Devi temple. Time was 12:45 noon.
Swami Keshav Uttarakhandi – The temple priest was present. Upon query about history of the temple he narrated via chalk and slate because last 11 years he is in Maun Vrat.
Chamrara Devi temple is situated at Chamrara village, Devprayag tehsil in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand at a height of 1567 meters above sea level.
As per Shiv Puran, Devi Bhagwat, Kedarkhand Goddess Sati right foot fell at this location thus it is known as Chamrara Devi – apbhransh (distorted in pronunciation having the same meaning) of Charan Devi.
(he explain further – for example Lakshamanpur with the passage of time becomes Lucknow)
There is no statues or à¤®à¥‚à¤°à¥à¤¤à¤¿ à¤ªà¥‚à¤œà¤¾ (worship of idols) done here. Devotees worship holy Pindi.
Asus (September-October) and Chaitra (March-April) – Navratri is the time for Mela (festival).
Baisakh (April) 10 gate is the month for festival organized by near by villagers. Mostly 22 or 23 April each year is the festival date.
View of holy Ganga and National Highway 58 are visible far far down below.
Near by the temple is Pundori Village.
I question – how to reach Chamrara Devi temple via public transport?
Once you reach intersection of link road connecting National Highway 58 you have to walk a little further at National Highway 58 to hire a jeep from Saudpani village. Jeep hiring charges approx. Rs. 300 for one way i.e., 8 km road route.
Another way to reach temple is trekking route which is of 3 km and mostly used by local villagers. For devotees who are not having trekking experience or not from mountains maybe find trekking route difficult. Best is road route.
Landmark: Rajkiya Intermediate College, Munna Khal near by the temple.
Fantastic. Thank you said I.
It was time for prayers and we walk towards the temple to offer prayers.