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Motel/Dharamshala Service

Temple Trust has constructed the Patiala Dharamshala, langar and another motel near langar area that provides free staying facility to 1,000 devotees. Besides, Temple Trust has also constructed “ Matri Aanchal”, “Matri Chahya” and Matri Sharan” staying shelters with a capacity of 45 rooms and 14 dormitories.

Toilets and Bathrooms arrangement

Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple Trust has constructed 18 toilets, 5 bathrooms and 3 urinals in Kolan Wala Tova. The trust has also constructed 20 toilets and 10 bathrooms on the bus stand of Shri Naina Devi along with 12 toilets and 5 bathrooms on pedestrian path between bus stand and the Temple. 53 toilets, 30 bathrooms and 10 urinals have also been constructed on all sides of Temple complex and langar complex.

Electricity Arrangement

Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple Trust has got done the electrification of Kolan wala Tova, pedestrian path between Kolan wala Tova & Temple and on the bus stand. The trust has also done the electrification of Temple complex, langar complex, cave and path from temple to cave. Six master lights have also been installed in Kolan wala Tova and Shri Naina Devi Ji area.

Water arrangement

Water tanks have been constructed for the drinking water facility on the pedestrian path along with water coolers at major spots. Two rain water harvesting tanks of 3 Lakh Liters capacity have also been constructed. To facilitate proper water supply, the trust has arranged for mobile water tankers.

Treatment facilities

An ayurvedic clinic has been handed over to Government of Himachal Pradesh after construction by Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple Trust. The Trust is also providing the medicines of Rs. 3,000 to the Health Department. Medicines are provided during any fair or occasion according to the requirement. The trust is also providing the medicines of approximately Rs. 50, 000 to the volunteering organizations and treatment services to the devotees during the fair.

Road construction

Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple Trust has paved the roads of 7 K.M. in Shri Naina Devi Ji area and the path between Kolan wala Tova and Shri Naina Devi Ji. Taking under consideration the convenience of visitors, two paths have been constructed between bus stand and the Temple. During fair, one of these ways sends devotees towards the Temple while other comes back to the bus stand. Coca stone is used on the way from Chungidhar to Temple, from temple to langar and from cave to the Temple complex along with handrail on major spots. Besides, rain sheds have also been constructed on these paths.

Langar arrangement

The trust has also constructed a modern langar complex having a huge kitchen, store room and langar hall with a capacity of seating 500 visitors. L.P.G. is used to cook all food so as to avoid pollution. Modern machines have been installed to cook chapatti. Temple trust provides free breakfast, lunch and dinner absolutely free of cost in its langar. Besides, one can also get 24-hour free meals by asking.

Other arrangements

  1. Free cloak room is running on the bus stand by the trust.
  2. Financial help in sub division Sadar Bilaspur to poor families for marriage of their daughters.
  3. Financial help in sub division Sadar Bilaspur to members of poor families having incurable ailments.
  4. Financial help in sub division Sadar Bilaspur to poor families for higher education of their children.
  5. Construction of parking lots at different places and building of contact paths of Shri Naina Devi Ji with the help of Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department.
  6. No profit-no loss Prasad shop for the convenience of visitors and devotees.
  7. Putting up of brass railing in the Temple complex to facilitate easy viewing of Shri Mata Ji.
  8. Free ceiling fans according to the demand given to the educational institutions.

Staff

Official Members
Nandita Gupta, IAS Commisioner
Sh. Vinay Singh, HAS Chairman
Sh. Madan Sharma Member/Secretary
Sh. Kapil Sharma Member
Sh. Sunil Kanotra Member
Anita Sharma D.L.O. Bilaspur Member
Non-Official Members
Sh. Ashutosh Sharma s/o Sh. Jeevanand, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Vijay Sharma s/o Sh. Rattan Lal, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Tara Mahadev s/o Sh. Rattan Dutt, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Narayan Dutt s/o Sh. Lashman Dutt, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Sita Ram s/o Sh.Anudhya Prasad, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Suresh Kumar s/o Sh. Jagdish Sharma, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Bharat Bhushan s/o Sh. Shashi Bhushan, VPO Sh. Naina Devi Ji Member
Sh. Saran Singh, VPO Sawanhan, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Sh. Ashok Kausal s/o Sh. Bishan Dass, VPO Bassi, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Smt. Santosh Devi w/o Sh. Hari Singh, Vill. Khulami, PO Bhakra, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Sh. Gurbachan Singh, Vill. Dadoh, PO Bassi, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Sh. Lahoriya Ram, Vill Khal, PO. Saloa, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Sh. Balbir Singh Pappi Vill. Jhindiyan, PO Toba, Distt. Bilaspur (H.P.) Member
Sh. Baldev Krishan Gupta s/o Sh. Pyare Lal c/o Pyare Lal & Sons, 17-B Anaj Mandi, Khanna, Distt. Ludhiana (Punjab) Member
Sh. Sat Pal s/o Sh. Mulakh Raj, Near Water Tank, Samrala, Distt. Ludhiana (Punjab) Member

Obeisance and worship

As per the old tradition, local priests are performing the worship rituals of Goddess. Before establishment of trust, one pot of pure water was brought from the well, but after the trust’s establishment two more pots of pure water are brought for the Bhog Prasad. Gold ornaments have been made for Shri Mata Ji. Work for putting up gold on walls and ceiling on main Temple is also going on. Kitchen where bhog Prasad is made is also improved. Taking care of convenience of the devotees, an additional door has been taken out from the main Temple.

When temple trust was formed on 17.12.1985, the earnings of Shri Naina Devi Ji for year 1986 were Rs. 32, 91, 297. After providing better basic facilities to the devotees, the earnings for year 2007 rose to Rs. 7, 59, 62,237.