Chintpurni

Chintpurni

Chintpurni is a prominent pilgrimage center in Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Una district and has a temple dedicated to Chinnamastika Devi. Chintpurni Temple is one of the major shaktipeeths (holy places where pieces of the body of Sati fell) in Himachal Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology, the feet of Sati fell at this site when Lord Shiva danced in anger (Tandav). Devotees from India and across the world have been visiting this shrine for centuries now. Apart from the shrine, the beautiful surroundings also attract tourists. Chintpurni Devi is regarded as the Goddess who takes away all the worries of her devotees. The term 'Chhinnamastika' suggests 'without the head'. Here, the Goddess is depicted without her head in a pindi (phallic) form. Devotees come to this temple with a perpetual faith that the Goddess would bless them and fulfill all their wishes.