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Kasar Devi Temple

A village in Almora know for the Kesari Devi temple, which is said to be built in the 2nd century AD. It is also know for the Crank's Ridge outside the village
The fourth day, we decided to trek upto the Kasar Devi temple. Sounds easy pesy but it almost took the life out of us, so I definitely do not suggest it to anyone. Though the good thing about it was that we passed through some beautiful villages where time is still good, nani's and dadi's still clean the pulses before storing them, kids still enjoy playing random items as instruments and people still store over riped fruits on their terrace for the monkeys.
Ipsita Ghosh
The next destination was of course, Kasar Devi Temple. The temple does not only provide a spectacular view of the Almora town, but also gives an exquisite moment of introspection. There is a small walk uphill through the shady groves to reach the temple from the point where the cars and shared cabs are parked. The walk through the Cedar, Deodar and Oak trees is itself enchanting. The whole experience can be felt and my words would never justify the beauty of the place.When you keep walking around, you will see the panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. The whole area is known as Crank's Ridge and is famous as 'Hippie Hill' of Almora. It is called so because it was once a hub of many writers, poets and artists. The place became famous among Indians when Swami Vivekanand also came here to meditate. The place has something extraordinary which attracted many great philosophers over the time. Kasar Devi temple is a must go place for a person who has a flair for writing, meditation and spirituality. By wander_and_wisdom
Ipsita Ghosh
About The place - Kasar Devi TempleKasar Devi temple is situated in a small village known as 'Kasar' in the Almora district of Uttrakhand. It is located on the Bageshwar Highway of Almora district and can be easily reached by private vehicle using Google maps.RELIGIOUS NOTE: The structure of the temple is believed to have its history dated from 2nd century. Here, the Hindu Goddess, Maa Durga revealed herself in the form of 'Maa Katyayani' (one of the nine forms of Goddess Durga) to kill the two devils known as 'Simbha' and 'Nisumbha'. (This is also the historical significance of the place)But, Kasar Devi is also well known for its spiritual magnetic fields. Even the scientists from NASA have proven that this place comes under 'Van Allen Belt' as the place has an enormous geo-magnetic field.SCIENTIFIC NOTE: The American Scientist, Van Allen Belt was the person to find that Earth is surrounded by rings which are filled with high energy protons. The energy of the belt can be affected by the magnetic storms coming from the sun. There are only three places in the world which come under the influence of Van Allen Belt as per NASA or where the geo-magnetic field is high.
कसार देवी मंदिर - प्रकृति के सुरम्य नजारों के बीच बसा भक्ति का यह पावन स्थान, कई खूबियां समेटे है। यह धर्म क्षेत्र सैलानियों को पहली नजर में ही लुभाता है। यह ध्यान का एक अद्भुत केंद्र है, यहां 1890 में विवेकानंद जी भी ध्यान करने के लिए आए थे।जिसकी वजह से  इसकी ख्याति पूरे विश्व में प्रख्यात है#info #uttarakhand #travel #bhfyp #instagood #instagram
Akash Bhatte
1) We woke up at 6:30AM to see the sunrise and the himalayan range. We headed to Kasar Devi Temple one one of the most prettiest , scenic and peaceful temple I have ever come across. Kasar Devi Temple became known in the Kumaon region when Swami Vivekananda ji stayed and meditated here for over a month. We spent our morning here just enjoying the calmness of the place