Chitai Temple - Chitai Golu Devta Temple Almora - Temple in Almora
It is an important religious attraction which is visited by number of travelers to seek heavenly blessings. The temple is positioned 8 km from the city centre which is devoted to the Lord Golu (a local deity of the Kumaon region). In this temple premises one can see thousands of bells hanging all over the place which are hanged by the devotees once their wishes get fulfilled.
Chitai temple with its unique collection of brass bells of all sizes, gifted to the temple by devotees since centuries.
The temple is distinguished by the large number of bells hanging in the premises. These bells are hung by the devotees as offerings making a wish or in thanks on the completion of one's wish. This is a main religious attraction on traveler map. It is the most holy temple for the people of Almora and the nearest villages. The walls of the temple are enclosed with court stamp papers by those who did not get fairness in the court. Around the temple are hanging 1000s of bells, which have been donated by those people whose wishes have, been fulfilled.
History of Chitai Temple Almora
The history says the temple was built in 12th century by a general belonging to the Chand dynasty. It gained fame over the centuries for proving helpful to anybody visiting this temple Golu Devta was blessed general of Chand dynasty that once ruled Almora.
How to Reach Golu Devta Temple in Almora
Golu Devta Chitai Temple is to be found at 8 km from Almora on Jageshwar Dham Road. It is well linked with road and one can reach simply by sharing taxi, buses etc. Near rail connectivity is at Kathgodam railway station. Airport (124kms) and IGI International Airport (352kms) are near airports to reach Almora.