Situated on a hill top, in the Una District of Himachal Pradesh, India, Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple is one amongst the major Maa Bhagwati Temples and Shaktipeeths in India. It is considered amongst the 7 major of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Maa Sati and also a part of 9 Nav Devis in North India.
The Bhawan area is around a couple of kilometer area on the hill. It is a busy place most part of the year with tourists from all across India, specially North India. Once up at the Bhawan area, you will find lots of hotels for a comfortable stay and awesome Darshan, though in festive seasons it is a huge rush and long ques for Darshan. There is a huge rush in this area with lakhs of devotees from Punjab, Himachal and other parts of India.
The temple is covered up with closed circuit cameras at most parts and has high security all around. You will be stopped kilometers away with your vehicle to be parked at a designated parking area and there after you have to walk for a couple of kilometers after the barrier to the Bhawan.
There are Prasad Shops, Hotels, Dharamsalas etc on both sides of the road and it is a pleasure to walk through such an electrifying atmosphere and what you get up there at the Bhawan is what is beyond explaination. The presence of Maa Bhagwati can actually be felt in the whole temple compound. Carry Halwa, flowers, Nariyal, Chunri/ Dupatta, Shringar, Pede and related from the shops as per choice, though the biggest is your Haziri(attendance).
Maa Chintapurni is Mukti Dayini, Bigdi Bananewali, takes care of Her Devoties, knowledge and wealth provider. There is a mela of devoties all year round with maximum rush during week ends, Navratras and many other times of the year.
However, just in case you wish to offer Maa, a garland of flowers, you will not find a good one up there. It would be a regular marigold flowers(Genda Phool) or a simple mala made of Marigold flowers up there. Better take it from your home city or other.
There are various series of steps from all directions that lead up to the main temple compound. You have a main security check in the main building after you climb the stairs up. Inside the main temple area, the main temple is made under an old Vat Vriksha.
Maa Chintpurni is said to be the place where Maa Sati's Feet had fallen. If you have tensions in life or a specific one which you can't get relief off. Come here and bow down with faith and honest heart before Maa, you will get relief for sure.
Maa Chintpurni is Chinta Harni Mata!