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Chandika Devi Temple

Kalpa is a small village at a height of 2960 meter in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Chandika Devi Kothi Kalpa-Kothi village is situated between Rekong-Pio and Kalpa. The main attraction of the temple is the huge chariot of the goddess. This chariot remains inside the temple. On this, the gold idols of the mother are furnished. Another name for Chandika Devi is also Shuvang Chandika. Chandika is the powerful and wealthy goddess of Kinnaur. It is believed that it is one of the eighteen sons and daughters of Goddess Banasura. Banasura married Hiram Rakshasi.

The architecture of this temple is unique with a shikhara or the superstructure made of slate stone in an inverted cone fashion. The temple has an unusual architectural style and fine sculpture. Seated in an ark, there is an image of gold. By four persons at the time of worship, it is danced up and down.

Dakreini– This is the second major fair held every year in the month of Sawan. Animal sacrifice is prohibited here. Devi Chandika is cast out as Rathang and the people of the village dance around her. Flowers are offered to the goddess from the kanda. Those who have died in the house within a year go to the tomb and give fruits and food to the shepherds in memory of the fathers. The dead soul bears a white flag for peace.

Best time to visit

During summer, it will be the pleasant kind of cold. In winter season, it starts to snow here and temperature remains below 0 degrees Celsius. Monsoon arrives towards late July and remains until late August during which, it can rain here anytime. We suggest plan in summer months only.

How to reach ?

By Road: Once you reach Shimla it will take 9 hours to reach Sangla which is approximately 267 km. Cab will pass through Fagu, Theog, Narkanda and Rampur.

By train: The nearest Railway station is in Shimla and it is 267 km from Kalpa.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Shimla,267 km. from Kalpa

Content last updated in January 2021


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