Rajrajeshwari Devi Temple (Devalgarh) – Built in the Year 1512 by King Ajay Pal

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

Gaura Devi (also known as Goddess Parvati) temple is of the 7th Century and is as old as Badrinath and Kedarnath temples built by Adi Shankaracharya. 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 the cave is Kaal Bhairav dhuni.

Devalgarh is the center of 52 Garh (principalities).

Vaisakha is the month for the festival.

Surendra Dutt – The priest narrated The History of Maa Raj Rajeshwari Devi Temple and showed pillars of the temples constructed of one stone with no joints. Impressive architect tradition history is visible.

In the year 1512 King Ajay Pal built the Rajrajeshwari Devi temple. King came here from Chandpur Garh. Chandpur Garh is at Chamoli, Uttarakhand. For 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 the King and since then the family serve the temple. The temple is on the second floor and the experience was divine which I can not describe in words. In short, I can say one should visit such ancient temples once.

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

Or,

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

(Srinagar to Devalgarh Bridge is 7.5 Kms, Devalgarh Bridge to temples is 9 km)

Or,

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

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

Temple Timings: 5 am – 6/7 pm

I was driving a solo Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike. I selected the 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 an 18 km route which was much better. The journey continues…