“Surkanda Devi” The land of spiritual wellness- Devbhoomi, has infinite reasons for the pilgrims to drawback to this abode of Gods. The state of Uttarakhand is not called the land of the gods just like that. Every place of this mystic land resonates Spirituality and you can feel that supreme power around you. Let’s unveil yet another reverence temple “Surkanda Devi” obligated to Shakti – the divine consort of Lord Shiva.
The temple of Surkanda Devi is located on the Surkut mountain of Jaunpar, in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand. This place is about three thousand meters above sea level. Apart from its great religious significance, this temple is also known for its picturesque location. The temple of Surkanda Mata is surrounded by dense forest. The picturesque and beautiful environment of nature attracts tourists to this place.
From here, there are beautiful views of Dehradun, Rishikesh, Chakrata, Pratapnagar, and Chandrabadni. Flowers and herbs of different types and colours are found in abundance here and some beautiful birds of the Western Himalayas are also found. Every year between May and June, the festival of Ganga Dussehra is celebrated with great fervor among the pilgrims.
According to the mythological legend, this is the place where the head of Mata Sati fell, thus it is one of the fifty-one shaktipeeths. Initially, it was called Sirkanda, which later became famous as Surkanda. It’s also believed that the wishes of Gods were fulfilled in this temple. Legend has it that the demons captured the heavens after defeating the gods. In such a situation, the deities went to the temple of Mata Surkanda Devi and prayed that they would get their kingdom. Their wish was fulfilled and the gods defeated the demons in battle and established their dominion over the heavens.
The temple is situated among the Ronsali trees which looks very beautiful amidst the fog and is surrounded by tourists and devotees throughout the year. So, next time you plan to visit Devbhoomi, don’t miss out on this Spiritual Divinity and its beauty. No matter, you need to go on the extra mile, but it’s worth it.