Chandrabadani

The Chandrabadani Temple is a temple of Shakti Piths and holy shrine of Goddess Sati.

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Chandrabadani is a mountain (2,277m above sea-level). On the border of tahsil Devaprayag and Pratapnagar is the well known temple of Chandrabadni Devi, lying at the top of the mountain about 10 km. north of Kandi Khal ( a place on the Devaprayag-Kirti Nagar metalled road). The temple is very small and contains a Shri-yantra carved out on a flat stone instead of any idol. Traditionally, a cloth canopy is tied to the ceiling over this Shri-yantra once a year and the Brahmana priest doing it has to do it blind-folded.

The Chandrabadani inhabit the well-known temple of Chandrabadani Devi. It is believed that the torso of Sati fell here and the weapons got scattered all around the place. It is also believed that Sati; wife of Siva, gave her lifestyle in Yajna, and Siva was carrying her burnt body to Kailash.

The Chandrabadani Temple is a temple of Shakti Piths and holy shrine of Goddess Sati. No idol of Goddess Sati is found in the main shrine but Shree Yantra curved on the flat stone is being worshipped. The Chandrabadani Temple delights the tourists with a beautiful view of Surkanda, Kedarnath and Badrinath peaks.

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