Chitai Temple, Almora

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Participate in the reverence of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav at Chitai Temple. Make your wishes true by asking the god for his grant with clear conscience. Worship the deity with pieces of white cloth, pagri, and white shawl. See the thousands of bells strung around the temple, as the god is said to be represented by them. Seek the divine intervention by writing your request and pinning the letter to the bells. Enjoy the eateries with their local cuisine menu, as well as tea and pakora. Beware of the monkeys and protect your possessions. Put Chitai Temple into our Almora road trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Almora.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Chitai Temple is devoted to the mythological and ancient God of the Kumaon region, Golu Devata or Lord Golu. Perched on a hilltop, this temple changed into built in the 12th century via the use of a l...  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Chitai Temple is a very peaceful temple. The temple is dedicated to Golu devta, really nice place..Golu devta thought to be incarnation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva)..people come here with wishes written in...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The temple generates a postive aura in and around the vicinity.It is also that your prayers are answered and your wishes fullfilled on a visit to this temple.Beware of monkeys that might be lingering ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    Very peaceful place, situated 13 km away from Almora town. This Temple is famous for the numbers of bells there. It is said if you have any wish, just write it down on a paper and stick it in the temple. The tradition here is that to write your wish on paper and stick it in the temple, and when the wish comes true, as a return gift to the god, people used to donate a bell in the temple. Also Goljyu aka Golu devta called the God of Justice. This place is also famous as the God's court.
  • July 5, 2017
    Golu dev ji is most worshiped God in entire region of kumaun. This temple is situated 13 km away from Almora on pithoragarh highway. Golu dev ji is worshipped as lord of justice. Lakhs of people comes here for justice. People tie their application here when their wish fulfill they tie a bell here as a thanks giving to God. This temple is also called Ghantey wala mandir. Thousands of bells are here tied by the devotees. Newly married couples also comes here for blessings. Must visit while in Almora. While going to jageshwar take a stopover. Small eateries outside the temple
  • May 29, 2017
    If you like bells, this is the temple to visit! For the lucky ones, this temple makes there wishes come true..
  • June 14, 2017
    Golu dev is popular for fulfilling ones wishes and one can see letters all over this temple with wishes of people.Golu devta is also known as dev of Justice...Must visit place .
  • May 9, 2017
    Peaceful!! Bells of faith can be seen hanging in thousands! Golu Devta is called the God of Justice! Beware of the monkeys that can snatch your prasad away!

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