Chitai Temple, Almora

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Chitai Temple, Almora - Address

Address: Almora District, Almora 263601, India

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

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The Chitai Temple is one of the major landmarks of Almora. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva, who often reffered to as Golu Devta. This hilltop temple is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year with their offerings.

The temple was constructed in the 12th century by a general from the Chand dynasty. The temple became famous over the centuries as it helped people with food and shelter without turning them away.

The temple is also known for its unique collection of brass bells which have been gifted over the years by the devotees who would offer it as thanksgiving for prayers answered. The temple walls are covered with court stamp papers by devotees who did not receive justice in courts. Earlier, animal sacrifice was the norm but the practice has slowly come to a stop.

Chitai Temple Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • Carry bottles of water.
  • Beware of tour guides.

Chitai Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • An early morning visit is recommended.
  • Other recommended time to visit is from the months of October to March.

How To reach Chitai Temple by Public Transport

  • Buses ply to the destination.
  • Taxis are available.

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  • It's Golu Devta temple. Hindu God Golu Devta is also known as "God of justice" (न्याय के देवता).It's an amazing and very peaceful place. If you need peace you can come here. People are also come here for justice they wrote their wishes or problem in letter and kept there.

  • Peaceful Place and if u want any wish u can write latter to Golu Devta Ji and pin it in temple . Lots of devotee fath including me Jai Golo Devta Baba Ki

  • Jai golu devta This is the temple of justice god golu devta

  • golu devta means " GOD OF JUSTICE " its awesome 👍👍👍👌👌👌

  • Golu Devta temple near Almora. It's a small temple of a local god. People write down their wishes on paper and put them up. When they come true they bring and tie a bell!

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