35 Must Visit Devi Temples in India During Navratri

Nine forms of Goddess Durga worshipped during the Navratri, Here is the list of some of the most popular Durga temples in India. Shrines of Shakti are known as Shakti Pitha and are pilgrimage destinations of Shaktism in India, There are 51 Shakti peethas up all over India.

Vaishno Devi Temple – Katra, Jammu and Kashmir

Vaishno Devi Mata is combined energies of Goddess Parvati, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati. The temple located in Katra of Jammu and Kashmir and is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers of India, especially during festival of Navaratri.

Sharda Mata Temple – Maihar, Madhya Pradesh

Maa Sharda devi temple at Maihar of Madhya Pradesh is associated with the Goddess Shakti, Also considered as one of the 51 Shakti Peeth of goddess Sati. Sharda Devi temple is situated on Trikuta hill and a ropeway is now available for convenience of the pilgrims.

Ratangarh Mata Temple – Datia, Madhya Pradesh

Ratangarh Mata Mandir is dedicated to Shakti, located on the bank of Sindh River in Datia of Madhya Pradesh. A must visit devi temple in Madhya Pradesh during the Hindu festival of Navratri.

Beejasan Mata Temple – Salkanpur, Madhya Pradesh

Vindhyawasini Mata Temple at Salkanpur is also known as Beejasan devi, One of the incarnation of the goddess Durga. The temple is situated on an 800 foot high hillrock and a must visit place in salkanpur during Navratris.

Chamunda & Tulja Bhawani Mandir – Dewas, Madhya Pradesh
Harsiddhi Mata Temple- Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Chamunda Devi Temple – Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Shri Chamunda Devi Mandir is one of the most popular temple of Goddess Durga in India and also a prominent temple of Himachal Pradesh located near Palampur town of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.

Naina Devi Temple – Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

Mata Naina Devi in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh also known as Mahishapeeth is one of the 9 most visited places of worship in Himachal Pradesh along with Chamunda Devi, Chintpurni Devi Temple, Jwala Ji and Tara Devi.

Jwala Ji – Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh

Jwala Ji in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is located in the town of Jawalamukhi and located close to tourist town of Dharamsala. The temple along with Vaishno Devi also mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures.

Bajreshwari Mata Temple – Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Bajreshwari Mata Temple at Kangra is located in the Kangrain town and one of the 51 Shakti Pithas dedicated to the goddess Durga. The Vajreshwari temple is said to built by the Pandavas during the time of Mahabharatha.

Chintpurni Devi Temple – Una, Himachal Pradesh

Mata Chintpurni Temple in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh is a major pilgrimage site as one of the Shakti Peethas in India. The temple is very well connected through road and also offers picturesque places for sightseeing around.

Tara Devi Temple – Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Tara Devi Temple is situated around 11 km away from Shimla city and one of the most visited religious places in Shimla, especially during festivals like Dussehra and Durga Ashtami

Chandi Devi Temple – Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Chandi Devi Temple is one of three Shakti Peethas in Haridwar, dedicated to Goddess Chandi Devi and located at a distance of 4 kilometres from Har ki Pauri. The temple is one of the most ancient temples of India and visited by large number of people especially during the festivals of Chandi Chaudas and Navratra.

Mansa Devi Temple – Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Mansa Devi Temple is dedicated to goddess Mansa Devi and one of the must visit temple of Devi in Haridwar along with Chandi Devi Temple and Maya Devi Temple. Also the temple of goddess Mansa Devi is one of three Shakti Peeths located in Haridwar.

Maya Devi Temple – Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Maya Devi Temple of Haridwar is sometimes referred to as a Shakti Peetha and also listed as one of the three ancient temples of Haridwar. The temple is visited by many devotees especially during the Navratra festival of nine nights.

Bamleshwari Devi Temple – Dongargarh, Chhattisgarh

Bambleshwari Mata Temple in Dongargarh of Rajnandgaon is one of the prominent temple of Devi in Chhattisgarh. Badi Bambleshwari and Chhotti Bambleshwari are two temples visited by lakhs of people of Chhattisgarh during the Navratri.

Mahamaya Temple – Ratanpur, Chhattisgarh

Mahamaya Temple at Ratanpur of Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Shakti in India. The temple is built in Nagara style of architecture and one of the must visit temple in Chhattisgarh, especially during Navaratri festival.

Danteshwari Temple – Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Danteshwari Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Shakti, situated 80 km from Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh. The temple host the biggest festival of Chhattisgarh during Navaratri and Dusshera with tradition of lighting Jyoti Kalashas during Navaratri.

Mahalaxmi Temple – Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Mahalakshmi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi and is one of 51 shaktipeeths as per Devi Purana and 18 Mahashaktipeeths as per Skanda Purana. The temple of the goddess Mahalakshmi is an important Devi temple in Maharashtra.

Saptashrungi Devi Temple – Nashik, Maharashtra

Shree Saptashrungi Devi Temple is located around 60 km from Nashik in Maharashtra and listed as one of the three and half Shakti Peethas of Maharashtra along with Renuka Mata, Tulja Bhavani and Mahalakshmi Temple.

Tulja Bhavani Temple – Tuljapur, Maharashtra

Tulja Bhavani Temple at Tuljapur is dedicated to the goddess Bhavani and considered one of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Mata Durga worshiped as Tulja Bhavani in Maharashtra and Karnataka, also known by names Tulaja, Turaja, Amba and Jagadamba in different regions.

Chamundeshwari Temple – Mysore, Karnataka

Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysuru is Naada Devi by the people of Karnataka and considered as a Shakti Peetha and one among the 18 Shakti Peetha. The temple is world famous for festivals like Navaratri, Dasara, Chamundi Jayanti, Ashada Shukravara and Ammanavara Vardhanthi.

Kanaka Durga Temple – Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh is located on the bank of river Krishna and has an important place in the sacred texts. The festival of Navaratri, Dasara and annual Goddess Sakambhari festivals are the must see celebrations in Kanaka Durga Temple.

Kamakhya Temple – Guwahati, Assam

Kamakhya Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas of India, an important pilgrimage destination in India especially for Tantric. The temple is a the most famous religious sites in Guwahati city and a unique temple in the country.

Taratarini Temple – Brahmapur, Odisha

Taratarini Temple is a Shakti Peetha and one of the oldest pilgrimage center in Odisha. The temple is also one of the most revered Tantra Peethas and one of four major ancient Tantra Peetha in India.

Karni Mata Temple – Bikaner, Rajasthan

Karni Mata Temple is also known as the Temple of Rats, The only temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke in Bikaner of Rajasthan. The temple is famous for rats and was featured in the documentary, television series and mighty trains season 2.

Arbuda Devi Temple – Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu was named after Arbuda Devi, The famous temple is located on atop a cliff in a cave and also known as Adhar Devi Temple. Adhar Devi Temple or Maa Katyayani Dham is the most sacred pilgrim point in Mount Abu.

Ambaji Temple – Banaskantha, Gujarat

Ambaji in Banaskantha district of Gujarat is an important temple and one of the 51 Shakti Peethas. The Ambaji town at an altitude of 480 metres is surrounded by the Araveli Hill range and dotted with line of peaks and range of mountains.

Amba Mata Mandir – Junagadh, Gujarat

Amba Mata temple on Girnar Hills near Junagadh is located on top of the peak, one of the very ancient temple of the city and a must visit place along with great Girnar mountain and Sasan Gir National Park for Lion Safari.

Durga Mandir – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Durga Mandir is one of the most famous temples in city of Varanasi, dedicated to the Maa Durga and built in North Indian Nagara style of architecture. The temple is also known as the Monkey temple with monkyes around and the pond known as the Durga Kund.

Bhagavathi Kumari Amman Temple – Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Devi Kanya Kumari or the Bhagavathi Kumari Amman Temple is located in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, also known as Kanya Devi and Devi Kumari and located on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean.

Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathy Temple – Alappuzha, Kerala

Chakkulathukavu Temple is dedicated to goddess Durga and is one of the most popular Bhagavathy temples in Kerala. The major festival Pongala takes place in the temple, located Near Thiruvalla in Alappuzha district of the state.

Kalighat Kali Temple – Kolkata, West Bengal

Kalighat Kali Temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali and one of the oldest Shakti Peethas in India and one of the four main Adi Shakti Peethas including Kamakhya Temple in Assam, Tara Tarini Temple in Behrampur and Bimala Temple in Puri.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple – Kolkata, West Bengal

Dakshineswar Kali Temple on the bank of the Hooghly river and Built in the beautiful style of Bengal architecture. The famous temple Kalighat Kali Temple and Dakshineswar Kali Temple are must visit devi temples in West Bengal.

Tripura Sundari Temple – Udaipur , Tripura

Tripura Sundari Temple and the Devi known as Tripureshwari is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas, situated in the ancient city of Udaipur in Tripura 55 km from Agartala city.

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