Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -81
Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)
Sukhvasani Devi temple is situated in Manikut Danda (Manikoot Parvat) near Siddhon ke Kot and near Bhuvaneshwari temple and Neelkantha temple in Udaypur Patti, Pauri Garhwal. The region is just 30-35 KM far from Rishikesh.
The temple is very near in the north direction of Siddhon ke Kot (in ancient time, was famous caves and water reservoirs). Siddh Kot means the fort of Siddh (who accomplished).
Sukhavasani temple is famous for avoiding drought and feminine. The folk story about Sukhavasani temple goes as under-
In quite old time, there was very stern drought in Udaipur Patti. The rain was not there for many months. People did not see a small cluster of cloud for many months. Due to no rain for quite long time, water resources started drying up. People forget to plough field as there was no chance of seeds germinating. The forests were pale yellow. The cattle died due to shortage of water and fodders. People started migrating to other regions. There was no food left for the people. There was no forest produce to feed people. However, a quite numbers of families nearby Mani Koot Hills did not leave their village. They were devotee of deities of the region. One night, a village chief saw dream. In dream, the village chief got order of Sukhavasani Devi.
Sukhavasani Devi ordered to village chief to come to Manikut hills and reach to her Symbols. In the early morning, the village chief with his few followers reached to Manikut hills and found Symbols of Sukhvasani Devi. All villagers performed rituals to worship Sukhvasani Devi. Sukhavasani Devi was pleased by devotion of the people. Just after finishing rituals by villagers, there was heavy rain. Now, the rain was sufficient to agriculture, water resources and forest. From that day, the people of the region started worshipping Sukhvasani Devi for avoiding drought and feminine. Initially, the villagers built a small temple for Devi Sukhvasani.
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