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Surkanda Temple, Uttarakhand

Surkanda Temple Uttarakhand 1068x601 1

Surkanda Temple Uttarakhand 1068x601 1

Important information

  • Location: Kaddukhal surkanda hike start, Chamba, Uttarakhand 249145
  • Festivals: Ganga dussera, Navratri For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Maa Durga
  • Languages: English & Hindi
  • Darshan Timings: 06:00 AM TO 07:00 PM (summer) || 06:00 AM TO 05.00 PM (Winter)
  • Best Season To Visit: March And October
  • How To Reach

Surkanda Devi Temple is located on the Mussoorie – Chamba road near Unniyal Village and Dhanaulti. This temple is among the 51 Shaktipeeth temples of India and a highly revered pilgrimage since historical days. The temple is situated at an altitude of 9995 feet above sea level.

History & Importance

The chief legend of Surkanda relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva versus his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and also Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna-site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.

Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body that Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Head’ of Sati fell to this place.


Surkhananda Devi Fair is celebrated on the evening of Ganga Dussehra at the temple. The Ganga festival is celebrated during the month of May and June each year. The festivals of Dussehra, Deepavali, and Chaitra Navratri are celebrated wonderfully at Surkands Devi temple.

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Temple Timings

06:00 AM TO 07:00 PM06:00 AM TO 05:00PM

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