Chintpurni Temple is 33 km from Una and dedicated to Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Chintpurni Devi. This Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India. Lying in the Una village of Una district in the state of Himachal, the name of the temple literally means a remover of troubles and worries.
The legend is that the temple was built here after the Goddess revealed herself to Mayi Das, a devotee. The original pindi of the Devi still exists and the image depicts her without a head. It is the image of Chinnmastika – the goddess without a head.
Sati’s feet fell at Chintpurni (940m) and the devout come here to leave their worries and pray for boons.
Chintpurni Temple is visited by a number of devotees every year mostly during its festivals. Especially during the Navratris held in the time of April and October and also during Shukalpaksh in August. They bring with them their worldly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi. It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted.
The Chintpurni Devi Temple is also the venue for a number of other festivals of North India. The temple like all the other temples in Himachal observes a major fair held in July and August. Named as the Sawan Ashtami Fair, it is a ten day affair that begins on the first Sawan Navaratra.The Sawan Ashtami Fair is celebrated with great fervor in the Chintpurni Devi Temple. A large number of pilgrims and devotees participate in this fair bringing their worldly concerns with them and seek blessings from the goddess.