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Kasar Devi Temple: Cosmic Energy Hub & Meditation Spot in Uttarakhand 2024

Kasar Devi is a small village near Almora in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Known worldwide because of Maa Kasar Devi Temple, the temple holds significant spiritual and historical importance situated amidst scenic surroundings, panoramic views of the Himalayas, lush green forest and the beautiful valleys of Almora.

The powerful positive vibes and also known as a meditation spot as per locals it is because of the cosmic energy present here and the Van Allen effect which attracts devotees and tourists seeking spiritual rejuvenation and enlightenment, The alleged gaps in the Van Allen Belt of the Earth which is only present in three places in this world where Kasar Devi is among one of them those places are:- 

  • Kasar Devi, Uttarakhand, India
  • The Prehistoric Stonehenge in England
  • 500 years old World Heritage site Machu Pichu in Peru

Near the Kasar Devi Temple, there is also a Kasar Devi Cave where Swami Vivekananda meditated and performed spiritual practices around 1890. 

In this blog, we will cover the Maa Kasar Devi temple and its spiritual significance and learn why visiting Maa Kasar Devi temple is always a first choice for tourists and devotees.

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About Kasar Devi Temple – Brief History

Maa Kasar Devi temple is one of the most visited temples at an elevation of 2000 meters. in Uttarakhand, is visited by thousands of tourists and devotees every year.

Kasar Devi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Maa Kaushika incarnation of Maa Durga, the temple has significant historical importance and the Kasar Devi temple is mentioned in various Puranas and religious books.

Kasar Devi Temple

Maa Kasar Devi killed two demons Shumbh and Nishumbh, thereafter the temple of Maa Kasar Devi was constructed, Around the main Kasar Devi temple there is a Kasar Devi Cave where Swamin Vivekananda Meditated, and a Shiva temple where outside the temple there is Nandi Maharaj and there is also a head of a Lion (sculpture in stone) named as SARDULA (Sardula is referred as a tiger which are the bodyguards of Lord Veerbhadra according to Shiv Puran) as per locals this head was kept since the construction of the temple during that time the head of Shardula was found near the main road near NAAG DAL, A huge stone with two snakes in that stone can be seen, the stone is named as NAAG DAL.

Kasar Devi temple

There is a temple of Bhairav, Maa Kalika which is next to the Shiva temple, during Old times sacrificial rituals were carried out near Maa Kali temple but now the practice has been discontinued.

About NAAG DAL It is said that once a Saint was praying when these two snakes interfered and the sant cursed them from that time onward these two snakes were made of stone the way Devi Ahilya was turned into a stone because cursed by Gautam Rishi and when Shri Ram came and helped Devi Ahilya. Local believes that these two may also be the snakes that will turn back again in Kalyug as this stone is known as NAAG DAL.

Kasar Devi Temple

The annual fair is organized every year and thousands of devotees can be seen during that time, especially during Navratri.

Visiting the divine temple is a whole new experience the feeling can not be expressed the peace that one gets can not be described in words one can only feel it.

Why Kasar Devi Temple is Famous

Kasar Devi Temple came into existence after Swami Vivekananda mentioned it in his diary and meditated here, As per localities it is also believed that there is Van Allen effect exists in this area and it is among the only three places that has gaps in Van Allen Belt where cosmic energy has maximum.

As per locals, some study was conducted by NASA in early 2011 or 2013 which is denied by NASA but as per locals, this place is special as we tried to find the documented evidence of the Van Allen effect but no other proof was found. 

But we have found in some of the books about Van Allen in Kasar mentioned in their books the books are Footloose in the Himalayas and The Inner Light: How India Influenced the Beatles.

Why it is known as a Meditation hub?

It is such a peaceful and powerful place it is experienced by everyone that if you start meditating then in seconds you will reach the deepest state of meditation because of the cosmic energy present here which is because of the Gaps in the main Van Allen Belt.

In 1890 Swami Vivekananda meditated here and reached the peak of his spiritual journey here which he has already mentioned in his diary.

Tourists and devotees visiting the temple often sit and meditate and many times you will find the answers that you are looking for.

What is Van Allen Belt?

Van Allen Belt is named after the famous astrophysicist James Van Allen who discovered the Van Allen Belt in 1958, Van Allen Belt consists of two main belts inner and outer layers where the working or the understanding is responsible for space exploration and satellite operations it is responsible for space weather and can cause a potential hazard to spacecraft and astronauts.

How Van Allen Belt is formed?

Earth has its magnetic field and we have cosmic rays Van Allen’s inner layer has energetic protons and the inner layer forms with the interaction of cosmic rays with Earth’s atmosphere while the outer layer has a mixture of high-energy particles electrons and protons, the charged particles then get trapped in the earth, magnetic field this is how Van Allen Belt gets in shape where it also depends upon several factors how strong are magnetic field and density of particles and others.

About Van Allen Belt Gaps?

When the Van Allen Belt comes close to the earth’s surface the earth’s magnetic field is weaker  which usually allows more charged particles to reach the lower altitudes

The places with the Van Allen Belt Gaps?

Throughout the world, there are around three places on Earth where there are Gaps in the Belt one such place is Kasar Devi in Uttarakhand and the other two are Prehistoric Stonehenge in England and Machu Picchu in Peru which is also a world heritage site.

Famous personalities visited this place.

The Kasar Devi place is one of the world-recognized places that has been visited by many famous personalities in the last 100 years some of them are:-

  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Timothy Leary
  • George Harrison the lead guitarist from the band The Beatles as the band was an admirer of Indian mysticism,
  • Alfred Sorenson who stayed here for over 40 years is also known as Sunyata Baba
  • Cat Stevens a British singer and songwriter
  • DH Lawrence
  • Lama Govinda well-known scholar, and writer
  • Uma Thurman
  • Walter Evans-Wentz studied Tibetan Buddhism and translated the book “The Tibetan Book of the Dead”.
  • Ernst Lothar Hoffman later known as Anagarika Govinda a Tibetan Buddhist visited this place.
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Other Sightseeing places near Kasar Devi Temple

Uttarakhand is a place which has a lot to offer and has historical and cultural importance known for its beauty, Panoramic views of the Himalayas and famous worldwide sightseeing places, If you planning for Kasar devi you must visit these places:-

How to reach Kasar Devi Temple 

To reach Kasar Devi which is at a distance of 390 km and can be covered in 10 hours, one can reach by Bus, Taxi, Train, and by flight.

  • By Bus

If you are coming by Bus there are ordinary buses of Uttarakhand Roadways run every day from Delhi Anand Vihar Bus Terminal where the booking can be done online.

(Delhi – Almora – By Taxi or Local Cab you can reach Kasar Devi)

You can book an online bus ticket from the main official page. The fair is around 700 Rs.

  • By Train

The nearest train station is Kathgodam near Haldwani from there you can book a Taxi or Cab, there are mainly three trains from Delhi run on this route which are Ranikhet Express(15013), Kathgodam Shtbdi (Train No 12040), and Uttar Sampark Kranti (15035).

The tickets can be booked online from the main IRCTC website.

  • By Vehicle Best Route

The best route is Delhi-Haldwani-Garampani-Almora-KasarDevi which takes around 10-12 hours, the roads are well maintained and provide the best connectivity.

Kasar Devi Trek

There are two routes to reach the Maa Kasar Devi temple after you have reached Kasar, One is where you have to trek to the main shrine and the other one is where you go by bike to a level then you have to walk about 100-200 Mtrs. 

The trek is 10 min surrounded by beautiful Deodar trees.

Where to stay near Kasar Devi Temple.

As this is a place that is visited by thousands of tourists and devotees all around the year so there are lodges, homestays, and some guest houses that can be booked online and are available.

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ’s

Where is Kasar Devi Temple?

The Kasar Devi temple is located at a distance of 8 Km from Almora district in Uttarakhand. Beautiful scenic valleys and Panoramic views of the Himalayas surround the temples.

Does Van Allen Belt Gap is in Kasar?

As per locals but it is not confirmed it is believed In 2013 NASA conducted a study and found that this is the place with cosmic energy and it is in those three places where Van Allen Belt Gaps are present.


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