Chintpurni temple is a major pilgrimage center and one of the Shaktipeeth in India. It is located in a una district himachal Pradesh state and surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the shiwalik range bordering the state of Punjab. It is dedicated to the temple of chinnamastika Devi or chinnamasta Devi. This temple is one of the 7 major and 51 totals Shaktipeeth.
When lord Vishnu cut up the body of sati into 51 pieces so that lord Shiva calm down and stop his tandava, the pieces were scattered over various places in the Indian subcontinent and believed that parts of sati’s forehead fell at this place and thus it is considered one of the most important of the 51 Shaktipeeth. So Chintpurni is also known by the name of chinnamastika.According to markandeya purana, goddess chandi defeated the demons after a battle; two of her yogini emanations were still thirsty for more blood. Goddess Chandi cut off her own head to quench yogini thirst for more blood.
Chinnamasta, the headless goddess, is the great cosmic power who helps the sincere and devoted yogi to dissolve his or her mind, including all the ideas, attachments and habits into the divine consciousness of the material confines of the physical body. According to puranic traditions, chinnamastika Devi will be protected by Shiva or rudra mahadev in the four directions.
The devotees have been visiting this shaktipeeth for centuries to pray at the lotus feet of mata chinnamastika Devi. They bring them their wordly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi and believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted.chintpurni temple is also well connected through road and can be ideal option for a religious visit and holiday both.