A very famous Maa Chandrabadni temple is situated in Tehri, Uttarakhand, India at the border of tehsil Devprayag and Pratapnagar, lying at the top of the mountain about 10 km on north of Kandi Khal. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Power (Shakti).
According to the beliefs, in ancient times, King Daksha (father of Lord Siva’s wife, Devi Sati) insulted Lord Shiva. Devi Sati could not bear that humiliation, and jumped into the fire of yagna which was being performed. After her death, Lord Shiva carried her burnt body with him, a part of her upper body along with some metallic objects and weapons fell down on earth. The temple Chandrabadni Devi has been constructed over these miscellanies
Location and interior of the temple
The Temple is situated at a height of approx. 7500 feet above the sea level at the fringes of Devprayag and is very close to Pratap Nagar. One can have a beautiful view of the Peaks of Shri Badrinath and Kedarnath. A very small temple which contains a Shri-yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of any idol. The Yantra formed by the nine triangles which were interlocking are chipped on the stone. A special annual puja of this yantra is done every year by the priest of the temple. Over the idol, priest ties a cloth to protect it and during this whole ritual, the priest is blindfolded.
Best time to reach
One can visit the shrine at any time between June to October as they are the best months to visit there.
How to reach there
By Air: – Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport.
By train: – Rishikesh is the nearest railway station.
By Road: – People who want to visit the temple of Maa Chandrabadni can reach their either from Narendra Nagar or Devprayag to about 30 kilometres away Jamnikhal. From Jamnikhal, the temple is situated at the distance of 8 kms, afterwards, one has to trek for about one kilometre to reach the temple.