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Inauguration of Famous Maa Purnagiri Fair

  • 10 Mar 2023
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On March 9, 2023, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurated the three-month-long famous Maa Purnagiri Mela.

Key points

  • Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said at the function held at Thuligad, the birthplace of Maa Purnagiri, that 50 lakh devotees reach for darshan during the six-month long Chardham Yatra. During the three-month fair period, 35 lakh devotees visit Purnagiri Dham.
  • Maa Purnagiri Temple is situated at an altitude of about 3000 meters on the top of Annapurna Chhoti in the mountainous region of Tanakpur in Champawat district of Uttarakhand. The temple is considered a Shaktipeeth and is one of the 108 Siddhapeeths. It is believed that the navel of Sati Mata had fallen at this place.
  • Purnagiri is also known as Punyagiri. This temple is situated near the Sharda River. Purnagiri temple is also well known for its miracles.
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