• Devi

Surkhanda Devi Temple

The Surkhandha Devi temple at Tehri was built on the place where the head of Sati fell as Shiva carried her body on his way to Kailash. Legend has it that Sati, the wife of Siva, gave her life up during a yajna done by her father.Siva was carrying her dead body back to Kailash and he passed through this place on his way. Her head is said to have fallen at the spot where the temple of Surkhanda Devi now stands.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To derive energy
  • For prayers to be answered
Shlokas

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Vishnu Maayethi Sabdita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations again and again to the Devi who resides in the name of Vishnu's maya in all beings.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Chetanetyaabhi Dheeyate Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as consciousness in all beings.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Nidraa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as sleep in all beings.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Kshudhaa Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as hunger in all beings.

Timings

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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