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  POORNAGIRI - BHAGAVATHI MANDIR

Famous as one of the Sakti-Peethas, this Bhagavathi temple has many unique features, reflecting many characteristic traditional beliefs of Hindus. It is a hill temple lying on the bank of river Sharda in the Almora district of Uttar Pradesh, bordering on Nepal, the lone Hindu kingdom in the world. The ascent to the Mother's sannidhis is very difficult and tests the adorers' faith. There are two Dharmasalas on the way to succour relief and remove the fatigue of uphill climbing. Their presence and moreso catering with needed snacks, they enable the devotees to recoup their energies and make the trip endurable besides enjoyable. One among the many special features that greet the eyes is the green trees with sumptuous growth of foliage not only pleases the eyes but bring cool breeze and soothe the tortured bodies. The reason for their luxurious growth is quite fantastic, but represents the psyche of Indians. It is believed that the trees are the divine form of Bhagavathi and she dwells in them. Hence the injection of not cutting trees for any purpose, like using for fuel or building needs. If any wilful negligence is shown by any, snakes and other poisonous creatures soon appear and teach the intruders to honour the customs. Another awe-some belief current in this region is if ladies or gents are indulging in immoral relationship like premarital or post marital connections, they are punished with the loss of sight-turn blind soon. People leading licentious life are mortally afraid of reaching the Mother's temple .

It lies in Almora district of Uttar Pradesh, accessible by four wheelers and trekking.

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