Jhula Devi Temple, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand - An ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Durga

Temple, Scenic, Mountaineering

Jhula Devi Temple is an ancient temple that was built in the 8th century and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Located at a distance of 7 km from the town, the temple is a great place of devotion and attraction for the devotees. It houses a cluster of holy bells tied to the temple walls which are believed to fulfill the wishes on being runged and you can hear the clangs of these bells from a long distance. The mythological tale behind the temple suggests that it was built to seek the protection of Goddess Durga for the animals of this place. It is assumed that a shepherd of the region founded this idol of Durga and later a temple was built at this place. On the top of this temple, the Ram Mandir is also located on the Kumaon hill.

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