On the last night, there was a sudden change in plan. As a result of it we headed towards Purnagiri Temple to be bestowed by the showers of love and blessings of Mata Purnagiri.
Purnagiri also known as ‘Punyagiri’ that means mountain of good deeds in English. It is localized close to the Indo-Nepal border at a distance of 20 kms from Tanakpur of Champawat district.From Tanakpur a traversable road till Thulligarh from which Tunyas has to be reached by an under construction road. People go on foot from Thulligarh to temple via ‘Baans ki Charhaai’ comes to ‘Hanuman Chatti’. This temple is located on the top of the mountain above 3000 meters from sea level. A trek of approximately 3 km is needed to reach the top of the mountain (temple).
While ascending towards the Temple one will see number of tin sheds which offer free rest and Washroom facilities to devotees. But, in return one has to buy prasadam(offering) from them.
It is located at the banks of River Kali which forms the natural border between the two countries India and Nepal.From the mountain one can have the view of the running water of River Kali flowing and the Nepal on the other side.
Mata Purnagiri Temple-
Mata Purnagiri Temple is the centre of Hindu Pilgrimage.Everyday large number of devotees visit this temple.It is one of the Shakti Peethas of the Hindu religion.Here,the Goddess is worshipped in Naval form.
It is said that the Goddess fulfills the vows of every devotee who visit here.Devotees tie the knots here and pray to Goddess to fullfill their vows.
Apart from the main temple there are other temples too of Maa Kali,Bhairav and one temple known as Jhuta Temple
Mata Purnagiri is also known as Mata Annapurna(Goddess who fulfills the food needs of the entire world).She is the form of Goddess Sati worshipped here in the Nabhi(Naval)form.
After visiting the Temple we travelled to Tanakpur for overnight stay.
Everything in this World happens for the reason.Maybe,this unexpected visit has a reason too…
Jai Mata Di…