Chitai Temple or Chaiti Temple, Almora

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Chitai Temple is a popular holy site located at a distance of 6 km from Almora. The temple, also known as the Chaiti Temple, is devoted to the legendary and mythological God of the Kumaon region known as Golu Devta, an incarnation of the Hindu Lord Shiva. It is believed that the temple was constructed in the 12th century by a general of the Chand Dynasty.

The temple is located on a hilltop and is surrounded by dark forests of chir pines and mimosa clumps. Every year devotees in large numbers visit this temple to offer their prayers. Travellers can see court stamp papers on the walls of the shrine. These papers are the appeals from devotees who have not got justice in the court. Devotees whose wishes get fulfilled sacrifice goats in the temple. Travellers can take bus, taxi, or carts to reach the temple from Almora.

 

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