One of the shaktipeethas (devotional shrines where the severed body parts of Goddess Sati fell), Chintpurni Temple is located around 80 km from Dharamsala. The presiding deity is Goddess Chintpurni, who is said to remove worries, and is represented by a pindi (round stone idol). Legend has it that when Lord Vishnu severed Maa Sati's body in 51 parts to end Lord Shiva's dance of cosmic destruction, the parts got scattered over different places in India. Considered one of the most important among 51 shaktipeethas, it is believed the head of Goddess Shakti fell at Chintpurni.

The Chintpurni Devi Temple is visited by devotees from all over India, who come to pray at the lotus feet of Mata Chhinnamastika Devi. Puranic traditions state that Chhinnamastika Devi is protected by Rudra Mahadev or Lord Shiva in four directions. At an equal distance from Chintpurni stand four Shiva temples , Muchkund Mahadev in north, Shiva Bari in south, Kaleshwar Mahadev in east and Narayna Mahadev in west. The temple remains open between 4 am and 11 pm.

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