A nicely recognised Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred area of exceptional devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Naini Devi Temple and located at northern stop of well-known Nainital Lake.The holy temple is represented through her two eyes.
This is the most famous temple in nainital very peaceful and divine vicinity at the banks of the Naini Lake. The temple has peaceable vibes due to the exceptional lakeside. This temple is very neatly maintained. The main deity of the temple is Naina devi who sits along with devi Lakshmi and devi Saraswati.
According to the historical survey, Naini Devi temple finds mention in Kushan period. Built in fifteenth AD, Naina Devi temple idol was once installed by a devotee Moti Ram Shah in 1842. After a drastic landslides in 1880, Naina Devi temple was once totally destroyed. Soon in 1883 locals build once more the Naina Devi Temple for the reason that they have deep belief on Maa Naina Devi.
According to the legends, Naina Devi temple got here into existence when Lord Shiva used to be carrying the corpse of Sati (lord shiva's wife) and her eyes fell to the floor where the temple currently stands. The town, the lake, and the temple borrow its identify Naina (eyes) Devi temple.
During Nanda Ashtami, a large truthful is organised in the Naina Devi temple and devotees comes for darshan and take blessings. This Nanda Ashtami festival runs for eight days in the premises of Naina Devi temple.