Garjiya Devi Temple, Jim Corbett National Park

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Built on a huge rock in the middle of Kosi River, Garjiya Devi Temple attracts thousands of devotees, offering awe-inspiring views of cliffs and the river from this its island. Set in the oldest national park in India, this Shakti shrine features a black granite statue of Lakshmi Narayan dating from the 9th century and a 1.5 m (4.5 ft) high statue of Garjiya Devi, the presiding deity. Enjoy a picnic with a refreshing dip in the river near one of the most famous temples of the Nainital District. The place gets very crowded during Hindu holidays, so expect to wait in line to climb the steep stairs. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Jim Corbett National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Garjiya Devi Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Garjiya devi maa temple is a religious place. It is temple of Kul Devi of many residents living nearby. Almost 70-75 steps you have to climb from base. Very small space so avoid when there is crowd. D...  more »
  • Garjiya Temple is devoted to Devi Ma. I love this temple, you have to cross a small bridge, to go on another side. Then there are approximately 60 stairs, which you have to climb to visit the temple. ...  more »
  • must visit this temple if you are crossing or staying at Jim Corbett. Great location. Also the food at daily langar outside of temple, is great..  more »
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  • May be the day I visited was a wrong day. I wasn't able to visit inside the temple due to heavy rush so gonna talk about surroundings. The temple is situated at a very beautiful location near to the kosi river. The Goddess and the location which are the only good things out there. Rest it was so dirty everywhere from the entry to the bridge, river, shops and tents etc. etc. There was some bhandara happened that day and the whole area was in pathetic situation. It was written that plastic and disposal are not allowed and these two were the only things we saw everywhere. All facilities were dirty. The bank of the river is nice but that was also full of diaper, undergarments, wrappers, bottles etc. The tents where people were sitting were also horrible to sit at. food stalls were also pathetic. All I can say is poor management by the authorities out there and irresponsible, careless attitude of the people visiting there. May be next time I go, it will be a great day for me.
  • You can Find the peace here. There is love in the Air. The beautiful flowers of River Kosi. This is the place where is visit more then 30 times and I never feel Bored. love this place ♥️
  • Nice location. Beautiful scenery. At least 45 minutes waiting in line to visit temple. Clear water of Kosi river with lots of fishes. Can bath in river in summer. Cold water.
  • Nice temple in the middle of river kosi on NH-12. Have a great time with family. You can take bath in kosi river before devi darshan. Water here is clear like glass with lots of fish swimming here and there.
  • Garjiya Devi Temple is a Devi Maa temple located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar, Uttarakhand, India, on the outskirts of the Corbett National Park. 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, visited by thousands of devotees during Kartik Poornima, a Hindu holy day celebrated on the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November – December). The first priest was Pt. Keshav Dutt Pandey who began worship of Devi Girija. There is also a statue of LakshmiNarayan of 9th century, made from black granite. Many people go there every day to worship in the temple. Many people bathe in the Kosi river near Garjiya temple. The temple is also known as the festival of lights of the gods. The Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayant
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