Kasar Devi Temple, Almora
Kasar Devi Temple, Almora - Address
Address: State Highway 37, Uttarakhand
Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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About Kasar Devi Temple, Almora
The Kasar Devi temple is located around 5 kms away from the city of Almora. It is visited by devotees all round the year. It’s not only the worshp that come here though;the place is a famous picnic spotwith some stunning views of the Hawabagh Valley.
The temple was built in the 2nd century, and legend has it that it served as the abode of a Dutch monk from 1970 to the early 1980. That wasn’t the first of the foreigners. This is practically an international celebrity checkpoint!Celebrities like Bob Dylan, George Harrison of ‘The Beatles’ and writer D H Lawrence also visited the temple for meditation.
It is also believed that Swami Vivekanada meditated here at one point in time and made mention of the temple in the diaries that he maintained so meticulously.
The temple also hosts the popular Kasar Devi Fair on Kartik Poornima during November to December.
Crank’s Ridge - A place popularly known as Crank’s Ridge is located close to the temple was a favoured destination during the Hippie Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In fact, it still continues to be a popular destination among both International and local trekkers and tourists.
Kasar Devi Temple Information
- Cameras are allowed.
- Wear light clothing and footwear.
- No pets allowed.
- Can reach this place on foot from Kalimath.
- Visit the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary located nearby.
Kasar Devi Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- Other recommended time to visit is from the month of September to June.
- Open throughout the week.
- Open on the weekends.
- Open on public holidays.
How To reach Kasar Devi Temple by Public Transport
- Buses ply to the spot.
- Taxis from Almora also ply to the spot.
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Very good place for spiritual practitioners. Swami vivekananda performed the most severe forms of spiritual practices here in 1890. He had higher and higher spiritual illuminations and his face shone with a celestial fire. But as reached the climax of his spiritual experiences he felt a tremendous urge to serve the suffering humanity and came out of his personal spiritual place to work for the world.
This temple is just 8 Kms to north of Almora town in National Highway 309A towards Dinapani. About 5 km down from Tamra Nagri, the Kasar Devi Temple is situated at a height of 1750 m. The temple is mentioned in the second chapter of the Skanda Purana and is a pilgrimage site. The list of luminaries who've visited, some for extended stays, includes Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and Swami Vivekananda, who meditated at the hilltop Kasar Devi Temple. Today, the village is a low-key backpacker destination, with a mellow vibe and clear-day Himalayan views. There's not a lot to do here, but it's a great place to chill. You can see the beauty of himalaya from here. Must have visit to this temple.
Peacefull and calm place also famous for forgieners to stay best mountain views, suitable environment many affordable and best hotels avilable for a relaxed stay.
Kasar Devi is a village near Almora, Uttarakhand. It is known for the Kasar Devi temple, a Devi temple, dedicated to Kasar Devi, after whom the place is also named. The temple structure dates to the 2nd century CE. Swami Vivekananda visited Kasar Devi in 1890s, and numerous western seeker, Sunyata Baba Alfred Sorensen and Lama Anagarika Govinda. A place also known for Crank's Ridge, just outside the village, which was popular destination during the Hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and continues to attracts trekkers and tourists, both domestic and foreign. The temple hosts the annual "Kasar Devi Fair" on Kartik Poornima (November–December).
Nice place for good view..... One can do yoga or meditation..... Swami vivekananda got enlightened here