Chitai Golu Devta Temple: Get your wish fulfilled here

The  famous Golu Devta Temple in Chitai, Almora, stands as a sacred shrine dedicated to Golu Devta, an incarnation of Lord Shiva in the form of Gaur Bhairav. Among the various temples honoring Golu Devta across Uttarakhand, the Chitai Golu Devta Temple holds particular significance.

  • It is famous among  the Kumaoni and Garhwali communities. The Golu Devta is  a deity of justice, known for granting the wishes of devotees who approach with pure hearts.
  • Visitors to the Chitai Temple are greeted by a sight of countless wishes and petitions adorning its walls. THe wishes inscribed on stamp paper or plain sheets, alongside an array of bells of various sizes.
  • This practice of writing wishes and hanging bells has made the Chitai Temple easily recognizable.
  • Legend has it that Golu Devta traverses great distances on his white horse to aid his subjects, adhering steadfastly to the principles of Brahmacharya.
  • Adjacent to the temple, vendors offer an assortment of items for worship, souvenirs, and wooden articles, creating a bustling atmosphere. The temple also holds appeal for children, adding to its charm as a family destination.


It is within a short distance of Almora, the Chitai Temple attracts locals and visitors alike seeking divine blessings. Visitors  write their wishes on paper, tie them to bells, and leave them at the temple for Golu Devta to fulfill Is a symbol of embodying the essence of faith and devotion. The atmosphere within the temple exudes positivity, offering a serene sanctuary for spiritual seekers.

Must Know

There is not enough  parking space. The ample space is available along the highway adjacent to the temple,. The Chitai Golu Devta Temple invites all who seek solace and blessings to experience its divine energy

Festivals and Celebrations:

The temple comes alive during various festivals, particularly during the Golu Devta fair held annually in Chaitra (March-April). The fair attracts a large number of devotees  gather to seek blessings and participate in traditional rituals and cultural performances. It is a vibrant celebration that showcases the local traditions and customs.


It offers an immersive spiritual experience, immersing visitors in a world of faith, devotion, and mysticism.  So, plan your visit to Chitai Golu Devta Temple and let the serene ambiance and benevolence of Golu Devta touch your heart and soul.


Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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