Monday, 7 November 2011

Chandrabadni, near Tehri

Chandrabadni : Location

The Chandrabadni a mountain (2,277 m. above sea-level) , lying in Lat. 30* 18’ N. and Long. 78* 37’ E., on the border of tahsil Devaprayag and Pratapnagar is well known for the temple of Chandrabadni Devi which lies at the top of the mountain about 10 km. north of Kandi Khal ( a place on the Devaprayag-Kirti Nagar metalled road), 22 km. from Devaprayag and 109 km. from Narendra Nagar.

Chandrabadni : General Facts 

It is said that when sati, the wife of siva,gave up her life in the yajna started by her father and siva was carrying her body to Kailash, her torso fell here. There are some old statues and lots of iron trishuls (tridents) outside the temple. It comands a beautiful view of the Sirkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks. The temple here is very small and contains a Shri-yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of any idol. Traditionally, a cloth canopy is tied to the ceiling over this Shri-yantra once a year and the Brahmana priest doing it has to do it blind-folded.

Chandrabadni : How to get there

By Air:  

The nearest airport to Chandrabadni is the Jolly Grant Airport about 120km. 


By Rail:  

The nearest railway stations to Chandrabadni is at Rishikesh about 105km. 

By Road:  

Chadrabadni is very well connected with the important cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar and other cities as well.

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