While returning, we paid a visit to the Jhula Devi temple, which has a charming story associated with it. She is the local protector of the village, and nowhere have I seen so many bells in a single place!
JHULA DEVI TEMPLE"Jhula Devi Temple" or I should say "Temple of Bells" is situated near Chaubatia Garden almost 9 kms from Ranikhet. Jhula Devi Mata; the goddess of fulfilling wishes. Devotees makes the wish and ties a bell. My mother tooo made a wish and tried a bell (it's still a secret what she wished for.....hahaha).
Remember the movie Vivah...the temple where the actors exchange garlands is here in the Jhula Devi Temple. The temple is situated at a distance of 7 km from Ranikhet. The most distincting and unique fact about the temple are the bells here. It is believed that people whose wishes have been granted by the goddess Durga. they visit the temple and offer a bell to the temple. This offering is done in such a huge number that the priest have to keep removing the old bells to provide place to the new bells daily. The temple is very calm and you will like the ambience here.
This is a famous temple in Ranikhet for its special feature. One should visit the temple after reaching Ranikhet. It is a very big temple. The temple is full of special type of bells. It was stated by priest that any one ties a bells and with a red cloth & thread and wish to get God’s blessing, it would be fulfilled. However, we couldn’t get the bell to tie but offered puja before reaching the famous orchard and garden.