Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Tour in Rishikesh
Tourists are visiting continuously around the year to the Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Kunjapuri Sunrise Trek Tour in Rishikesh which is dedicated to Goddess Kunjapuri from the premises of the temple one can see the delightful scenes of Garhwal hills. You can see many important peaks such as the Monkey Punch (6,320m), heaven Henchmen (6,248 m), Gangotri (6,672 m) and Chaukhamba (7,138 m) in the north. In the South direction of the Himalaya like Rishikesh, Haridwar and these cities can be seen from the temple here. From Rishikesh, there are Sunrise and Sunset Guided tours are available.
History of the Kunjapuri Temple
This temple is one of the Siddha Peeth out of 52, is located in Rishikesh Uttarakhand. In the simple whitewash cemented entrance of the temple, a board has been displayed in which it has been written that this temple has been presented by the 197th Field Regiment (Kargil). Three hundred eight concrete stairs reach to the temple. The main entrance of the temple is built with the statue of the lion & lion is riding by goddess Kunjapuri and with the elephant’s head. Kunjapuri temple itself is white. However, some parts of it are dyed in bright colors. This temple was renovated from 01 October 1979 to 25 February 1980, there is no statue inside the temple – there is a crater – it is said that this is the place where the Kunja fell & since then Kunja is being worshiped here, whereas a small statue of Goddess is placed in a corner of the temple.
Residing diety of the Kunjapuri Temple
The idol of Lord Shiva along with the idols of Bhairon, Mahakali Nagraj and Narasimha are found in the temple premises. And Aarti is organized daily at 6.30 am and 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm in the temple.