Garjiya Devi Temple

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Garjiya Devi Temple on the Kosi River
The statue of Garjiya Devi situated at Garjiya Devi Temple, Ramnagar

Garjiya Devi Temple is a noted Devi temple located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park.[1] It is a sacred Shakti shrine where Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity. The temple is situated over a large rock in the Kosi River and is one of the most famous temples of the Nainital district, [2] visited by thousands of devotees during Kartik Poornima, a Hindu holy day celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November – December).


The temple is also known as the festival of lights of the gods.[3] The Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

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  1. ^ Sharad Singh Negi (1993). Kumaun: The Land and the People. Indus Publishing. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-81-85182-89-6. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Bipin Chandra Joshi; C. M. Agrawal (1996). Man, culture, and society in the Kumaun Himalayas: General B.C. Joshi commemoration volume. Shree Almora Book Depot. p. 111. ISBN 978-81-85865-29-4. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Prabodhini Ekadashi is known as Dva-Diwali in some regions.

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