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Jhula Devi Temple, Ranikhet | Uttarakhand, UK 20

The Jhula Devi Temple was constructed nearly 700 years ago and dedicated to Goddess” Maa Durga ”, The temple is located near Chaubatia in Ranikhet, one of the most popular hill stations in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, and surrounded by lush green dense forest.

The temple holds a special place and is Ranikhet main highlight, attracting tourists and devotees from worldwide.

Jhula Devi Temple
Maa Jhula Devi

The Jhula Devi temple, also known for its countless bells, the clanging of bells can be heard from a long distance as thousands of bells are hung in the temple compound; as a testimony to the divine and healing powers of Maa Jhula Devi. It is believed that devotees offer bells after their wishes are fulfilled.

The countless bells around the temple that are hung in small groups in the temple compound are a testimony to the divine and healing powers of Maa Jhula Devi.

In this blog, we will discuss temple history and spiritual significance and if you are planning to visit, It will help you to know more about the hill station. 

History of Jhula Devi Mata Temple

Nearly 700 Years ago, Chaubhatia was a dense forest full of wild animals, leopards and tigers used to attack people and take away their livestock, people felt harassed and prayed to “Maa Durga” for protection. It is said that The Goddess appeared in a Shepard’s Dream and asked him to dig up a particular place where he would find an idol and She wanted a Temple to be constructed at that site to dig the place where an idol of Maa Durga was found. The Villagers constructed a temple at that site and installed the idol. People were freed from the harassment by wild animals and the shepherds roamed the area freely.

Children played merrily on the swing. “Maa Durga” again appeared in one of the local villager’s dreams and asked for a Jhula For herself. The devotees thereafter placed the idol on a wooden Jhula Inside the temple sactorium from then on the deity has come to be called Maa Jhula Devi and the temple is Jhula Devi Temple. This Explains the fact that despite the presence of leopards and an occasional tiger in this area, villagers and their cattle roam freely inside the forest even today. People believe that Maa Jhula Devi continues to protect them and their Livestock.

The present temple complex was constructed in 1935, the countless bells that hang around the temple compound are a testimony to the divine and healing powers of Maa Jhula Devi.

Jhula Devi Temple

Why is Jhula Devi Temple Famous?

Maa Jhula Devi Temple is a major tourist attraction and one of the most visited temples in Ranikhet holding a significant place and the main highlight of the beautiful hill station. Devotees from different parts of the world come here to take blessings of “Maa Jhula Devi”.

Maa Jhula Devi fulfills the wishes of every devotee and blesses them to do good in their life.

Devotees believe immensely in Maa Jhula Devi and this is the only Maa Jhula Devi temple in India. Being a main pilgrimage site this site is visited by thousands of tourists and devotees come and offer prayers with hope Maa fulfills their wishes and a gesture they tie bells after their wishes were fulfilled to thank Maa Jhula Devi.

Spiritual Significance of “Maa Jhula Devi Temple”

The Maa Jhula Devi Temple has a spiritual significance. The temple area is surrounded by pine trees and dense forest and the temple is known for its bells; thousands of bells are hung around the temple.

1. Offering Bells to Maa Jhula Devi

Devotees offer bells at the temple after their wishes are fulfilled to thank Maa Jhula Devi, the clanging of the bells can be heard from a very long distance.

The rhythmic chiming of bells and the fragrance of incense create a wonderful ambiance of positivity.

Jhula Devi Temple

2. Tying Thread at Temple Premises

Devotees believe that tying a sacred thread in temple premises holds a special place as by doing so the wishes are fulfilled. It is especially related to the removal of obstacles and protection from bad things. 

How to reach Maa Jhula Devi Temple, Ranikhet?

Jhula Devi Mata temple is at a distance of 7 Km from Ranikhet, Ranikhet which is a famous hill station is well connected by road with the nearest train station Kathgodam which is around 90 Km from Ranikhet, and the nearest airport is PantNagar Airport, and their are direct ordinary buses of UKSTC runs from Delhi to Ranikhet for timings and online booking click here.

You can book a cab or share a Taxi to reach Ranikhet and then reach the Maa Jhula Devi Mata Temple, the roads are well maintained and offer a beautiful picturesque view surrounded by Pine trees and beautiful hills making them a favorite travel destination for nature lovers.

Places to visit Nearby Jhula Devi Mata Temple

Uttarakhand which is also known as “Devbhoomi” means Lands of God famous for its rich heritage, culture, and tradition has a lot to offer travelers, there are many famous and popular sightseeing places in and around Ranikhet some of which are Kainchi Dham Ashram, Golu Devta temple Almora, Golf Course, Chaubatia, Ram Mandir, Garjiya Mata mandir, Binsar Mahadev, Ancient Vridh Kedar etc. and some famous tourist places like Nainital, Munsiyari, Dwarahat, Ram Nagar and many more.

Jhula Devi Temple

Best Time to Visit Ranikhet?

Ranikhet can be visited around the year making it a famous tourist attraction among all, it has varying climates throughout the year.

The summer months from March to June offer pleasant weather ideal for sightseeing and local tours, whereas in winter the temperature drops down during morning and evening but still during that time weather is pleasant.

During winter years occasionally it’s snowfall but due to global warming and a rise and temperature, no snowfall has been seen.

It is always advisable to check for local weather conditions and check for passes for more information you can visit Uttarakhand Tourism the official website of the Uttarakhand government.

Where to Get the Prasad and Pooja Thali?

As Pant Family the main priest for the temple is taking care of the temple and maintaining the tradition till today.

For Pooja thali and prasad there are shops in front of Temple where you get all Mata Suhag and Thali for your Pooja.

Jhula Devi Mata Temple

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is Jhula Devi Mata Temple?

    Jhula Devi Temple is one of the most popular and visited temple in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. Devotees from around the world visit the temple to take blessings of Maa Jhula Devi.

  2. Where is Ranikhet?

    Ranikhet is a beautiful hill station in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Which is around 350 Km from Delhi. It is one of the major tourist attractions and visited by travelers from worldwide.

  3. How to Reach Ranikhet?

    Ranikhet is well connected with roads with nearest railway station is Kathgodam, nearest airport is Pantnagar and direct buses of UKSTC government owned runs daily from Delhi to Ranikhet.

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