Deities Placed in the Temple Premises

The temple complex of Shri Naina Devi Ji is adorned with marble in contemporary style. The first gate of the temple is built in the ‘Shikhar Style,’ the doors of the entrance are studded with silver plates with carvings, and beautiful idols of various Gods, Goddesses and Deities are “Pritishtith’ (Installed) in the temple premises. The details are as follows:

Ganesh Ji and Hanuman Ji

The idols of Ganesh Ji and Hanuman Ji are ‘Pritishtith’ (Installed) on the right side at the foyer of the temple premises, built in the ‘Dome Style,’ and the idol of Lord Ganesh is installed in the temple premises as Shri Ganapati Ji is the first deity to be worshipped as per Hindu mythology.

Pawansut Anjaneya always resides in the holy flag of Goddess Shri Naina Ji, as the protector. The offering of ‘Modok’ to beloved Gajanan and ‘Sindur (Vermilion) and ‘Langots’ (Loin Cloth) to Shri Hanuman Ji affirm the fulfilment of the wishes of the devotees.


Ek Pad Bhairav Ji

At the very entrance of the temple, a divine idol of ‘Ek Pad Bhairav Ji’ is installed, and liquor is offered to the deity by the disciples.

Brahma Pindi

Along with the Shri Bhairav temple, there is a huge ‘Peepal tree with three stems at its root. These three stems in folk beliefs are considered to be forms of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The leaves symbolize the basic form which is behind the working of the existence and are reflected as the male and female. The soft and small sized ‘Peepal leaves are considered as being the female part and the other, somewhat larger and less tender part of the leaves, as the male one. Brahma Pindi is established in the root of the tree. This ‘Pindi’ has been there since times immemorial and people move salvation after visiting it.


Shri Lakshmi Narayan ji

The ‘Shikhar’ style of the temple of Lord Lakshmi Narayan is situated close to the “Peepal tree in the temple premises itself. In this temple, Lord Shaligram with the divine deity of Shri Laxminarayan is established with the other deities.

By ‘Darshans, the devotees receive the blessings of happiness and prosperity.

Shri Khret Batuk ji

Shvet Batuk ji’s temple near Shri Laxmi Narayan temple is also built in Dome style. Batuk ji is also included in the Ganas of Goddess Shri Naina Devi ji. The worship of nine girls in the form of Navdurga is presumed to be the adulation of Shri Batuk ji.

For the happiness of the Goddess, the devotees also worship Shri Batuk ji along with the nine girls which in turn showers the loving blessings of the Goddess.


Charan Paduka

In front of the Shvet Batuk temple, outside the main temple of the goddess two lions, the vehicle of the Goddess under the pavilion, are seated. The holy lotus feet of the Goddess are installed on Dharamshila.

According to the public opinion, starting from Thana Kot there are seven more Padukas. The devotees with the help of the priests offer their prayers to the Goddess.

Shri Shiv Ji

There is Shiva temple in the north-east at the beginning of the Divya Mandir Parikrama of Goddess Shri Naina Devi ji. Built in the Shikhar style, in this temple, along with Shiva, Shiva family is also established. Bholenath here is known by the name Ashutosh Shankar. Adjacent to the main entrance to this temple, the evening prayer is inscribed on the wall.

On the right to the Shivalaya there is a room for the priest and the divine kitchen of the Goddess. The food offering of the Goddess is prepared with devotion and purity.


Shri Mahakali Goddess

The idol of Mahakali is installed at the back part of the main temple. This temple built in dome shape has a tradition of offering various kinds of ‘Prashad’ (Food).

“Mudan’ (First Hair Cutting Ceremony) and for initiation of a celibate life, the devotees offer their hair as a token of faith and tradition for longevity and health of the celibates.

Flag View

The sacred flags of the Goddess are adorned along the wall at the entrance of the temple in the evening.

These flags are holstered by the local priests in the month Chatr and Ashwin navratra abiding by the rules of classical legislation and traditions.


Divine Vision of Natural Surroundings

The direct vision of Bhagwati Maa Durga is equivalent to having an audience with the divine primordial energy and this phenomenal event happens when Goddess Jwala Ji comes to visit her. In the back of the main temple, in front of the Mahakali temple, the first rays of natural light falls on the iron trident installed on the rear grill. After that, as soon as the devotees raise their hands with flowers in their hands, on their fingers, flowers, and peepal leaves and in the sanctum, Goddess.

Durga is seen in the form of a light. These natural lights are cool. Maa Naina’s langar runs night and day by the grace of mother Annapurna.

Yogini Kund and Das Mahavidhyacin

Chatushti Yogini kund is established in the back side of the temple whose worship is continued in accordance with the ancient traditions.

In the row of Yogini Kund, there is a natural water body on its right and an idol of Lord Surya on the left.


Shri Annapurna Mata

The idol of Padmasan, Dravi and Nidhi Patra Hasta Mata Annapurna, is installed in the south wall outside the main temple.

The devotees of the Devi ask for the boon of getting wealth and happiness after coming here, which is the divine abode of Maa Annapurna.

Akhand Hawan Kund

The Akhand Hawan Kund’ situated in the left part of the temple is the pillar of faith of the devotees of Maa. This Hawan Kund was established by Shri Govind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of Sikhs. In this Hawan Kund, the Hawan is started by the chief priest of the temple in ‘Brahmmuhurta’ (Early Morning). After that, the Hawan is continued by all the devotees who have come to visit the shrine. In this powerful Hawan Kund, ‘Homas” like ‘Shatchandi, Sahastra Chandi. Shiva Purana’ and many more are done. This Kund is aflame with fire and it absorbs everything in itself. It takes quintals of Hawan material and the devotees adorn the holy ashes on their foreheads and even take it home for protection. This ‘Akhand Hawan Kund’ has never been cleaned or emptied out.


Yam Dwar

To the left of the idol and near the Hawan Kund is the ‘Yama Dwar.” Ancient idols of Yama and Yami are installed at this dwar.

According to the popular belief, there has been a practice of sacrificing buffaloes from the altar of Yama Dwar. However, this practice has been discontinued.

Brahma Kapali Kund

When Maa Bhavani killed Mahishasura, she handed over his skull to Lord Brahma Ji who established it in the middle of Naina Devi hill which is now known as Brahma Kapali Kund. It is situated in the middle part of the Langar Bhawan at a distance of one hundred steps from the temple. The temple trust has arranged water in this area and devotees pay their homage here.

A cave is adorned at a distance of about 250 meters from the temple complex. This cave, estimated 50 meters long, is carved out beautifully. According to the legend, many sages used to do penance in this cave.


Jheera and Bhumukh ki Bawari

Maa Naina Ji plucked both the eyes of the demon Mahishasura and threw them towards the back of the Trikuta hill, which is believed to have created two Bawaris” (Water Bodies); Bum ki Bawari, also known as Jheera Bawari. ‘Gagaria (Carrying Holy Water Pot) bare footed brings holy water from this Bawari everyday for bathing and worshipping the Goddess.

The second Bawari Bhumukh has cremation ground nearby and its holy water is used for rituals of cremation. The water of both Bawaris is beneficial for prayers and this divine place is mesmerizing for all saints, seers and devotees.

Chakshu Kund (Kaala Johad)

A chief commander of the demon King Mahishaura was known by the name of Chikshur. Maa Jagdamba cut this head and threw it three kilometers south which is now called Chakshu Kund. Women take bath in this Chikshu Kund with the desire to have children and their desires are fulfilled here.

The miraculous results of bathing here are world known. According to popular belief, Pandavas also contributed in the construction of this Kund.


Charan Ganga

The water which flows by the lotus feet of Shri Naina Devi Ji is popularly known as Charan Ganga. Flowing towards the north of Sri Anandpur Sahib, this Ganges joins the Sutlej, Devotees of the Maa (Devi) after taking bath in holy Charan Ganga start Padyatra by hailing and chanting the glories of divine mother.

As per the folklore, there has been a tradition of bathing, charity and reverence at this divine place of Ganges.

Holy Kaulsar (Kaula Wala Toba)

Ahead of Charan Ganga, at a distance of four kilometers from Sri Anandpur Sahib, comes a place called Kaulsar Wala Toobha. This Kaulsar has lotus flowers. The temple trust has made arrangements of clean water for bathing. Here the devotees of divine mother have been offering lotus flowers at the lotus feet of the mother after taking holy dip in Kaulsar. During festive fair innumerable devotees of Maa come from Kaluan Wala Toba to visit the mother on foot; many of them come all the way prostrating continuously on the ground accompanied by drums and other musical instruments. The divine Mother instills her devotees with unwavering faith, power and energy. The devotees, therefore, remain blessed by having divine vision of the Goddess.