Maa Chintpurni Temple | Timings & History

Maa Chintpurni temple is located in the Una district, Shimla. It is dedicated o Chinnamast or Chinnamastika, a manifestation of the powerful goddess Durga. A beautiful place surrounded by pure and amazing nature all around. The timings of the temple are 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM( summer) and 4:00 AM – 10:00 PM ( Winter).

Maa Chintpurni Temple Timings

Maa Chintpurni Temple:

Chintpurni temple is the famous temple which is linked to 51 Shaktipeeths. The deity here is Chinnamasta or Maa Chinnamastika, a manifestation of the goddess Durga Devi. Devotees come here because the deity will relieve all their dreams and desires. This is the reason why the goddess is called ‘MAA CHINTPURNI’.

The temple is located in the Una district of Himachal Pradesh. The deity is a part of the Shaktipeeth tradition. The temple is located in the lower parts of the Shiwalik range with a beautiful picturesque background. People believe that nobody goes empty-handed after visiting the temple. You should visit the temple if you are into Indian mythology.

Maa Chintpurni Temple Timings:

The timings of the Maa Chintpurni temple are:

Monday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Tuesday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Wednesday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Thursday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Friday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Saturday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
Sunday4:30 PM TO 8 PM4:00 AM TO 10:00 PM

Aarti timings in Maa Chintpurni temple:

In Maa Chintpurni temple, the Aarti is performed two times a day.

  • Mornings: 6:00 AM
  • Evenings: 8:00 PM.


Maa Chintpurni temple has a great mythological history. According to the legend, the temple is a part of 51 Shaktipeeths. Sati Devi, the wife of lord Shiva, once visited her father, Prajapat Yagna. During the yagna, her father humiliated Lord Shiva and her. Then, she decided to self-sacrifice herself in flames.

Lord Shiva carried her body around the world with anger. To control Shiva, Lord Vishnu cut her body using his Vishnu Chakra. Sati’s body was cut into several parts scattered throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that her feet fell here, one of the powerful Shakthipeeth. People come here to seek blessings from the deity.

How to reach the Maa Chintpurni temple:

You can reach Maa Chintpurni temple in many ways.

By air: If you want to avoid a long and tiring journey, you can come by airway. The nearest airport to the temple is Gaggal airport which is 60 km away.

By road: The temple is near any major city like Delhi, Chandigarh etc. You can come here using the highways. Many public means of transport, like buses and taxis, can reach the temple.

By train: There are two railway stations near the temple. They are AMb Andaura, 20 km and Hoshipr station, 49 km away from the temple.

Best time to visit:

You can visit Maa Chintpurni temple any time of the Year. Navaratri is celebrated grandly here with different Melas and festivals. The goddess is decorated with colourful flowers and different jewellery. The temperature is favourable to the visitors. The maximum temperature in summer is 25 degrees.

Tips to follow:

While visiting Maa Chintpurni temple, the visitors should follow some basic tips. They are:

  • The temple will be crowded, so be careful with the thefts and pick-pocketing.
  • Maintain silence and move in a line on the premises of the temple.
  • Be careful with monkeys, and don’t feed them.
  • Wear comfortable and decent clothes to the temple.

Other places to visit near Maa Chintpurni Temple:

There are other tourist attractions you can visit while visiting here.

  • Naina Devi temple is 115 km south of the temple.
  • Mandi, also known as Sahar, is located 149 km from Chintpurni temple.
  • Thaneekpura is a famous village that you should add to your list while visiting Himachal Pardesh. It is only 6 km away from the temple.
  • Hadimba Devi temple is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, wife of Bheema; the temple is located in Manali, 255 km away.

Hotels near Chintpurni Temple:

There are many affordable and low-budget accommodations near Maa Chintpurni temple. They are:

  • The Shailyas
  • Hotel Maa Jwala View
  • Hotel Lalitha Palace
  • Hotel J.M.C Hintapurni
  • Hotel President
  • Chinpurni Village homestay
  • Hotel Chintpuerni Regency


Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi Ji, Chintpurni , Teh. Amb, Una district, Himachal Pradesh 177110.

Temple contact details:

Phone number: 01976-255818

People also ask:

Who is the goddess in Chintpurni temple?

The goddess worshipped here is Chinnamastika.

Which body part of Sati fell in Chintpurni?

People believe that Sati’s feet fell here and formed Shaktipeeth.

Which is the most powerful Shakti peeth?

The powerful Shakti peeth is Kamakhya, Gaya and Ujjain.

How many parts of Sati Devi fell in the world?

The body of Sati Devi was scattered into 51 parts and fell to the earth.