Chandrabadani Devi

Three Sidh Peeths, are located on the top of three different mountains, dedicated to 'Sati' the wife of 'Lord Shiva'. All the three temples are linked with a famous tale when Sati, daughter of Daksha Prajapati, immolated herself at the sacrificial spot Lord Shiva took the dead body of his wife and started walking towards the Himalayas . The places where the parts of her dead body fell are known as Kunjapuri, Surkanda Devi and Chandrabadani and are thus worshipped as Siddha Peeths.
One can reach the Chandrabadani temple either from Kandikhal en route Srinagar-Tehri, from where it is a 8 km walk to the temple or from Janikhal en route Dev Prayag-Tehri via a link road up to Jurana (9 km) and then take a bridle path (1.5 km) up to the temple. A big fair is held in April every year. Adding to the various religious and culture performances, the view of the snowcapped Himalayas is soul lifting. A visit to the shrine is an experience to cherish.

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