About Chitai Golu Devta Temple
- Chitai Golu Devta Temple is dedicated to the mythological and historical god of the Kumaon region, Gol Devta.
- The temple is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand, India.
- This is the most sacred temple for the people of Almora along with Jageshwar Dham. Another well-known temple is located near Bhowali, Sainik School, Gorakhal. There are many temples of Golu Devta in Kumaun, and the most famous are in Chitai, Champawat, Gorakhal, Chamarkhan (Tehsil Tarihet, Almora district).
- As soon as you enter this temple, countless bells begin to appear here. Around Chitai Golu Devta; bells and bells on every corner. One of the most fascinating places inside the Chitai Dewa Temple is the place that attracts a large number of devotees, where the entire temple is tied with bronze bells of various sizes. The big bell of Chitai Temple is also very famous. People who come here hang the bell to make a wish, which is very popular in India.
06:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Morning)
05:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Evening)
Nearest Railway Station
Kathgodam Railway Station
Chitai Golu Devta Temple History
- The temple was erected in honor of the fearless commander Golu Maharaj, who died in a heroic battle for the king of Katyuri. Another legend suggests that he was a general in the army of King Chand, Baz Bahadur (1638-78), and died displaying exemplary valor in war.
- People believe that Golu Devta, in propitiation, asks to be a bell, as evidenced by the thousands of bells strung on the territory of the temple. One of the myths says that tying a bell around a cow’s neck is equivalent to ringing thousands of bells in a temple. There is also a saying about Golu Devta that if you tie a bell to the neck of a sacred cow, then the ringing will be equal to 1000 bells in the holy temple. Thousands of bells of all sizes hang on the territory of the temple.
- According to legend, the main court of Golu Devta is located in Champawat in Uttrakhand, but devotees are not allowed to visit with their wish list, and here the altar of Golu Devtas is lit by a lamp 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People very devotedly perform a three or nine day puja to Lord Gol during which they offer ghee, curd, milk, halva, puri and pakauri.
How to reach Chitai Golu Devta Temple
- If you are going by Chitai Golu Devta Temple:-
- By Air – Nearest Airport is Pantnagar Airport(124 km.). From there you can easily reach mandir by bus or taxi.
- By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam railway station (94 kms.). From there you can easily reach mandir by bus or taxi.
- By Road – The temple is situated 9km. far from Almora on Jageshwar Dham Road. It is well connected by road.