Kasar Devi Temple Almora
Kasar Devi Temple is located in the Kasar Devi village, which is about 10 km from Almora. The place derives its name from Kasar Devi, who is the main deity of the temple. Originally a cave temple, there is a rock inscription in the temple which dates back to 2nd century BC. It is the only cave temple in the district.
A long flight of stairs, which begins from the road itself, will take you to the temple which is placed at the top of a hill. There are trees of deodar and pine in and around the place and one can have a pleasing panoramic view of Almora town, Hawabagh Valley and mighty peaks of Himalayas from here. The temple premises provide a fabulous view of the setting sun. The serene location of the Devi’s shrine makes it a great place for meditation. It is said that Swami Vivekananda came here in 1890s and meditated in the calm and salubrious environment of Kasar Devi. In the month of November or December, on the occasion of Karthik Poornima, the village holds the Kasar Devi Fair at the temple.