Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Siddh peeth of Jwalpa Devi : Location, Significance, Accessibility

This is a Siddh peeth of Jwalpa Devi situated on the left bank of Nawalika, 34 kms. from Pauri on the main, Pauri- Kotdwar road. The temple site is hardly a 350 mts. walk from the road side. According to a legend, the demon king Pulom’s daughter, Sachi wanted to marry the king of heaven-Indra. She prayed to Jwalpa Devi who appeared to her in the form of’ Deptiman Jwaleshwari’ and her wish was fulfilled. Even today, hundreds of people throng to this temple, as it is believed that all wishes are granted by the Goddess of power. A residential school of Sanskrit for boys is attached to the temple premises.

Rail : Kotdwar 70 kms.
Road : Jwalpa Devi temple is situated on Kotdwar Pauri motorable road 70 kms from Kotdwar. The temple is 34 kms from Pauri, 47 kms from Lansdowne and 70 kms from Kotdwar. Buses are easily available for this temple.

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