Chitai Golu Devta Temple Almora
Chitai Temple is dedicated to Golu Devta; he is one of the most revered deities in Kumaon region. The temple is located in Almora and is one of the popular temples of Lord Golu. Other well-known temples of Golu Devta are located in Ghorakhal and Champawat. Lord Golu is considered as the god of justice; every day, hundreds of believers submit their wishes on paper (sometimes on stamp paper) in his temple. They have a firm belief that the Lord of fairness will accept all requests which are made with a clean conscience. When the wishes are fulfilled, devotees express their happiness and gratitude by tying bells around the temple premises.
The temple looks distinct and extraordinary with the presence of numerous bells of all sizes. Lord Golu’s shrine is placed at a position from where one can have amazing vistas of Himalayas. It is a must visit place which would introduce the visitor to a different kind of religious practice and devotion. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist attraction in Almora and is just 25 km (approx.) from Chitai Temple.