Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple or Chinnamastika Devi Temple (the one with a detached head) is situated in Chintpurni, Una District, Himachal Pradesh. This temple and also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, It is believed that Sati Devi’s feet fell here. The main deity is Chintpurni Devi an incarnation of Parvathi Devi.
Mata Chintpurni Devi Ji emerged from the third eye of goddess Durga during a battle with the demon brothers Shumbha and Nishumbha. Devotees believe that worshipping Mata Chintpurni Devi Ji can bring relief from mental and emotional distress. It is believed that she listens to the prayers of her devotees with immense compassion and grants their wishes.
Navaratri, Mata Da Mela is celebrated twice a year, Every Month Sakranti, Chaitra Mela and Sawan Mela are the main festivals celebrated here.
Chintpurni Devi Temple Timings:
In Winter: 5:00 AM to 9:30 PM
In Summer: 4:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Morning Aarti: 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM
Evening Aarti: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Bhog Timings: 12:00 Noon
Shringar Timings: 4:00 AM
Maa Chinnamastika Devi Temple History:
The history of the Chintpurni Devi Temple is linked to a famous legend. According to it, when Sri Vishnu cut Sati’s body into 51 pieces, they scattered everywhere. So all the pieces together made the 51 Shakti Peethas.
According to Puranic traditions, Shiva – Rudra Mahadev will protect Chhinnamastika Devi in all four directions. In addition, there are four temples of Shiva: Kaleshwar Mahadev in the east, Narayhana Mahadev in the west, Muchkund Mahadev in the north, and Shiva Bari in the south, which are almost equidistant from Chintpurni. It also confirms Chintpurni as the home of Chinnamastika Devi.
People also believe that Pandit Mai Das, a Kalia Saraswat Brahmanestablished this shrine to Mata Chintpurni Devi in Chhaproh village twenty-six generations ago. Over time this village became popular as Chintpurni after the eponymous deity.
- Goddess Sanan & Aarti – Daily 6:30 AM
- Bhog(Darshan has been stopped) – Daily 12.00 to 12:30 PM
- Evening Sanan & Aarti – Daily 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
- Goddess Sayan – Daily 10:00 PM
- Navratras (Chaitra Navaratri) March & April (10 Days Mela)
- Every Month Sakranti
- Sawan Ashtami (July & August 10 days Mela)
- Asuj Navratras (October 10 days Mela)
- New Year Event (28 December to 2 Jan Mela)
Do’s and Don’ts
- Go to Goddess Darshan in line after taking the darshan receipt from the security guard of the Temple.
- Donate the cash in the donation box OR donate in the office and take the receipt.
- Beware of pickpocketers and Chain Snatchers.
- Please maintain the line.
- Avoid giving anything to beggars.
- Please help to maintain Sanitation.
- Use dustbins for waste.
- Keep patience and Silence.
- Don’t go to Darshan without Darshan Receipt.
- Don’t bribe anyone to have Darshan from the back door entry.
- Don’t feed monkeys.
- Don’t accept polythene.
- Don’t litter anywhere.
- Don’t smoke and drink.
- Don’t touch any abandoned items.
- Don’t throw Parshad on the floor.
Important Places Near Chintpurni Temple
Thaneek Pura 3 km from the Chintpurni Temple
Dharmsal Mahantan (Baba Nakodar Das Gaddi, spiritual place) is 5 km from Chintpurni.
Sheetla Devi Temple is 5 km west of Chintpurni.
Chamunda Devi Temple is situated on the right bank of the Baner River in Kangra district.
Jwalamukhi Devi Temple 35 km northeast from Chintpurni.
Maharana Pratap Sagar on Pong Dam 20 km west from Chintpurni.
How to reach Chintpurni Temple:
Gaggal Airport Dharamshala is the nearest airport, at a distance of 66.2km from Chintpurni.
Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport is 166 km.
Chandigarh International Airport is 170 km.
The closest railway stations are Una 54 km, Amb 21 km, and Hoshiarpur 48.2 km. A number of trains are available to reach any of these stations.
Frequent public transport bus services are available within Himachal Pradesh and from nearby states of Punjab and Haryana, and from Delhi. Bus routes connect various locations to Bharwain or Chintpurni bus stop. Distances from the Chintpurni bus stop to few locations are given below:
Delhi to Chintpurni: 404 km on NH1
Chandigarh to Chintpurni: 184 km on NH21
Hoshiarpur to Chintpurni: 46.6 km on NH70 and NH503
Kangra to Chintpurni: 58 km on NH88 and NH503
Naina Devi to Chintpurni: 108 km
Vaishno Devi to Chintpurni: 250 km
Taxis can be hired at any of these locations.
Please use the Google Map displayed here to view the distance from your location to Maa Chintpurni Temple and find the optimal route to follow.
Chinnamastika Temple Address:
Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi Ji
Chintpurni, Teh. Amb,
Uttar Pradesh – 177110.
Phone No:- (+91) – 01976-255818