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Naina Devi Temple

This ancient temple is understood to have been built in the 15th century A.D., which might have destroyed in a landslide. Later, 1842 Moti Ram Shah, while settling in Nainital had installed the idol of Naina Devi along with other idols of Gods and Goddesses, which is said to have been re-established in 1883 after the landslides in 1880.Amidst the 1567 yards long, 167 yards wide and 93 feet deep lake, the temple attracts a number of tourists. Every year a statue immersion ceremony is celebrated here since 1918-19, similar to that in Maharashtra and West Bengal on the Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami.Several mythological stories are associated with the establishment of the temple. According to a legend, Goddess Sati burnt herself alive in Yagna, which distressed Lord Shiva…

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