Sunday, April 15, 2018

Golu Devta Temples | Ghorakhal Temple of Golu Devta | God of Justice of Uttarakhand | Chitai Golu devta temple | Temples in and around Nainital |Travel Guide in Ghorakhal | Adventure guide in ghorakhal

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Golu Deity or God Golu is the famous mythological god of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. Originally Golu Deity is considered as the incarnation of ​​Shiva.
It is said that he was a brave child of Katyuri King Jhal Rai and Kalinka. Historically, the original place of Golu Deity has been accepted in Champawat.

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According to another story, Golu Devta was a general in the army of Chand King  Baj Bahadur (1638-1678) and he died while displaying gallantry in a war. Golu devta is prayed as key god (isht dev) by most of the peoples in whole Uttarakhand.
Golu devta is known as God of Justice among the people of Uttarakhand but to seek justice from Golu devta you have to write a letter to Golu Deity. Yes, you heard it right.
So far, you may have seen people praying in temples, but in the Almora and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand, to express your desire with the Golu Devta you have to send a letter, or write a letter and tie it in the temple premises.

Most of the people marry in Golu's temple as people believe marrying in front of Golu deity help them in having successful  after marriage life, that's why one invitation card is send to Golu deity as well.

There are many temples of Golu Devata in Kumaun, and the most popular are at Chitai, Champawat and Ghorakhal. It is popular belief that Golu Devta dispenses quick justice to the devotee.

Devotees in turn offer bells and sacrifice animals after the fulfillment of their wishes. Thousands of bells of every size can be seen hanging over the temple premises. Many devotees file a lot of written petitions daily, which are received by the temple.
BHOG Two male goats (preferably black) are offered to Golu devta are sacrificed as BHOG to Golu devta by the people.


Almora's Chitai Golu devta temple



POPULAR TEMPLES



As i said Golu devta is the chief deity among many Kumaun region people so obviously there are many temples of Golu devta in whole Kumaun region. Still only two temples are most popular among all of the temples of Golu devta. One is in Almora's Chitai and the other one is in Nainital's Ghorakhal village.

  • Almora's chitai Golu devta temple is located at nearly 12 kms away from Almora market and at around 4 kms from Binsar Bird Sanctuary.
    According to popular belief other legend says that Golu Devta was killed by the king of Binsar due to some false doubt, and he was beheaded by the king and his body fell at Gairad at Dana Golu and his head fell at Kaparkhan, near modern-day Binsar, a few km from Almora. At Dana Golu, there is the original and most ancient temple of Golu Devta.



Ghorakhal temple of Golu is located at 15 kms from Nainital and 3 kms from BHOWALI. According to popular belief Ghorakhal temple along with Bhimtal's Bhimeshwar temple was built by Chand King Baz Bahadur in honor of Golu devta for his outstanding gallantry show at war.


Ghorakhal Golu devta temple







Adventure activities at Ghorakhal 

Ghorakhal is situated at good height above the sea level hence paragliding is done from here.

For Enquiry and bookings for  hotels and paragliding  in Ghorakhal, mail us at uttarakhandadventureguide@gmail.com,
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Things to do at Ghorakhal

  • Beautiful tea garden located at just 3 kms from Ghorakhal.
  • As I mentioned Ghorakhal is at good height above sea level, the sunset view from Ghorakhal is breath taking.
  • Visit golu devta temple.

Itineary

Ghorakhal is situated at just 3 kms from BHOWALI.
Kathgodam- BHOWALI ( 30 kms)


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