Nanda Devi Temple - Nanda Devi Temple Almora - Temples in Almora
Nanda Devi Temple is the most important temple of the region. Mata Nanda Devi is the patron goddess here of the common people and to the rulers of the earlier times. The temple of Nanda Devi is very old, attractive and the major attraction of the town of Almora. The sculptures here are extravagant and the view is breathtaking.
Not the richness, but the beliefs connected with the temple of Nanda Devi make it a popular pilgrimage spot in Uttarakhand. Positioned in Almora district, the temple is the seat of a divinity who is worshipped as the daughter of Kumauni people. The patron goddess of the Chand dynasty, the divinity is believed to be the savior of the residents of Kumaon with other parts of Uttarakhand. The major attraction of the temple is Nanda Devi Raj Jat (Yatra) that is held once in 12 years. Throughout this festival, the divinity in the form a sheep is decorated with different jeweler and along with food and clothing she is sent to her other home at Trishul Peak followed by a majestic procession. Musical folk song and dance make this celebration surprising.