Chitai Golu Devta Temple, dedicated to the God Golu devta or Golju, is famous for the devotion pilgrims practice towards it. The temple is said to have been constructed in the 12th century by a general belonging to the Chand dynasty. Chitai Golu Devta Shrine In Almora Is Devoted To Golu Devta Who Is Believed To Be The Incarnation Of Lord Shiva And At The Temple Is Worshipped In The Form Of Gaur Bhairav.
Location of Chitai Golu Devta Temple:
The Chitai temple is located about 10 kms from Almora. The temple is situated atop a hill. This sacred temple is dedicated to Golu Devta or Lord Golu, who is considered to be the mythological and historical God of justice of the Kumaon region.
Lord Golu is considered as the god of justice. every day, thousands of believers submit their wishes on paper in the temple. They have a firm belief that the Lord of fairness and justice will accept all requests which are made with a clean heart. When the wishes are fulfilled, devotees express their happiness and gratitude by tying bells around the temple premises. Over the centuries, the temple came to be known as the place where the Golu Devta provided help to all his devotees.