Chandrabani Temple in Dehradun
Chandrabani Temple is a Hindu place of faith tucked away in the glorious Shivalik range. It is a spiritual place in Dehradun having religious and mythological value.
This holy site is dedicated to Goddess Chandrabani and is frequented by many devotees each year. Chandrabani Temple is encircled by lush greenery and offers an enchanting view of the gorgeous hills of Garhwal.
About Gautam Kund:
Chandrabani is locally famous as Gautam Kund as the place was once inhabited by Maharishi Gautama, a Rigvedic sage in Hinduism. Gautam Kund is bounded by the towering Himalayas and is considered as an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus.
Every year thousands of devotees from all across the country visit this place to take a holy dip in the pristine water of this kund. It is believed that taking a bath in Gautam Kund refreshes the mind and soul.
Mythology related to Chandrabani:
According to the Hindu legends, it is believed that the area around Chandrabani Temple was once the abode of Maharishi Gautama, his wife Ahalya and daughter Anjani. Maharishi Gautama meditated here for years and was worshipped by the locals.
While another mythology states that, Chandrabani is the place where ‘Ganga’, the daughter of Heaven manifested herself which later came to be known as Gautam Kund.
Chandrabani Temple Timings:
Chandrabani Temple can be visited anytime between 6 am to 7 pm, on all days of the week.
How to reach:
Chandrabani Temple is idyllically located on Dehradun-Delhi road. It is situated at a distance of 10 km from Clock Tower Dehradun and only 3.2 km from ISBT, Dehradun. Chandrabani is only a few km away from Clement Town and can be easily reached by taking shared auto/Vikram or local buses. Dehradun railway station at 7 km is the nearest railhead to Chandrabani temple and Joly Grant airport at 34 km is the closest air connectivity to the temple.