The Chintpurni Temple in Una District is one of the sacred pilgrimage destinations of
Himachal Pradesh. One of the revered deities, Chintpurni Temple is one of the Shakti
Peeth’s of Devi Durga that draws a number of pilgrims every year during the festivals.
The devotees believe that the Goddess of this temple fulfills the wishes of the pilgrims
and takes away all their troubles.
Dedicated to Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Chintpurni Devi, the Chintpurni
Devi Temple is revered by people of Northern India. The image which is worshipped
in the Chintpurni Temple depicts Goddess Durga without a head and therefore it gives
her the name Chhinnamastika Devi which means ‘the Goddess without the head’. It is
also believed Sati’s feet had fallen here after it was cut by Vishnu’s Chakra. There are
other myths which say that the Goddess had asked one of her devotees to worship her in a
temple over here.
Chintpurni Temple is visited by a number of devotees during its festivals. Especially
during the Navratris held in the time of April and October and also during Shukalpaksh
in August. The Chintpurni Devi Temple is also the venue for a number of other festivals
of North India. The Sawan Ashtami Fair is also celebrated with great fervor in the
Chintpurni Devi Temple.