Rajrajeshwari Devi Temple, Devalgarh, Uttarakhand

Rajrajeshwari Devi Temple, Devalgarh, Uttarakhand

Devalgarh is the important location of Natha Samprayadaya situated at Srinagar in Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

Gaura Devi (also known as Goddess Parvati) temple is of 7th Century and as old as Badrinath and Kedarnath temples built by Adi Shankaracharaya. It is also said King Deval of Kangra built the temple. Behind the temple is a cave and samadhi of Sathyanath. Sathyanath is from Natha Samprayadaya. Close to cave is Kaal Bhairav dhuni.

Devalgarh is the center of 52 garh (principalities).

Vaisakha is the month for festival.

Surendra Dutt – The priest narrated the history and showed pillars of the temples constructed by one stone with no joints. Impressive architect tradition history visible.

Year 1512 King Ajay Pal built Rajrajeshwari devi temple. King came here from Chandpur Garh. Chandpur Garh is at Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Five years King stayed at this location and then shifted to Srinagar. Rajrajeshwari the name is because devi is Kuldevi of Kings.

Kunjika Prasad – The priest on-request narrated the history of the temple. His forefathers were the priest of King and since then the family serve the temple. The temple is on second floor and the experience was divine which I can not describe through words. In-short all I can say one should visit such ancient temples once.

Hire taxi from Srinagar to reach the temple via Devalgarh bridge, National Highway 58.

Or,

Reach Devalgarh bridge, NH 58 by bus, hire sharing jeep at Devalgarh bridge for temples. Rs. 10-15 per person the charge.

(Srinagar to Devalgarh bridge is 7.5 km, Devalgarh bridge to temples is 9 km)

Or,

Hire taxi from University, Srinagar to reach the temple. 18 km the distance. Sharing jeep charges Rs. 25 per person.

Note: Frequency of sharing jeep is 4-5 jeep per day. Better hire a taxi.

Temple Timings:  5 am – 6/7 pm

I was driving solo Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike. I selected Devalgarh bridge route while going but the road-condition after crossing the bridge and right-turn towards the temple 9 km is not good. Jungle-area, landslide and almost silent the path. While returning I selected 18 km route which was much better.