Jhula devi temple is located in Chaubatia Gardens and at a distance of 7 kms from Ranikhet in Almora District of Kmauon region of Uttarakhand. It was built in 8th century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is known for its vast cluster of elegantly designed bells. The Ram mandir(temple) located close by also attracts many visitors.
The Legend of Jhula Devi Temple:
It is believed that the temple is wish fulfilling. According to legend, the deep dark forest near the temple was once home of wild animals such as leopards and tigers. The animals used to attack local villagers.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it is said that the temple was built for the pratection of local people from the wild animals. The villagers used to Goddess Durga for protection. One day Goddess Durga appeared in a shepherd’s dream and advised him to excavate her idol.
The present temple complex was built in 1935. It covers a vast are. and It is known for its vast cluster of elegantly designed bells, which are the testimony to the divine and the healing powers of “Maa Jhula Devi”. Beautiful serenity and sight seeing of the Jhula Devi temple invites many pilgrims and adventurers to have a combined experience of devotion and natural beauty.
How to Reach Jhula Devi Temple:
The temple is only 7 kms from Ranikhet. You can reach Ranikhet by following ways:
Nearest airport from Ranikhet is Pantnagar, at a distance of about 115 km. Taxis and buses are easily available from the airport.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station from Ranikhet, at a distance of about 74 km. You can easily hire a cab or board a bus for Ranikhet from the Kathgodam.
Ranikhet is well connected to all the cities of Uttarakhand and beyond.