Chitai Temple, Almora

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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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About Chitai Temple, Almora

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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Chitai Temple, Almora Reviews

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  • A perfect place for those who want justice and solitude. HE is the great reliever of your sorrows and does justice where court's fail. An epic GOD in whose power the local people believe. All you have to do is write an application in his NAME and when HE grants what you want all you have wanted all you have to give a brass bell with offerings.

  • Very important religious temple of Golu Devta. Very beautiful and peaceful. People come here to ask their wishes and donate bells when they are fulfilled.

  • Chital Golu Devta temple also known as Gwaljyu or Golju temole is a beautiful temple with lots of presented bells that shows the faith of people towards it. Golu devta or gwaljyu is a local deity considered as the deity of justice. People, even now, use to come here with their complaints written on papers as letters even with stamp papers, to be solved. The bells here indicates here the cases solved by Gwail (ग्वेल) devta. I think this place is also registered in Guiness book of records for having most bells. It is at a distance of 08 km from Almora. Jagwshwar temple is also near (22 km) from here.

  • 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.

  • God always gave us blessing... My mind always cool at this place.. We love this

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