Kasar Devi Temple is situated on top of the famous Hippie hill in Kasar Devi, Almora. Kasar Devi is a village with hardly 300 homes. It is believed that King Rudrak has built this temple. Kasar devi temple is place where you’ll feel something which you have not felt before. It a strange feeling but a good one that’s why the people living in the beautiful hills of UTTARAKHAND call it the hippie hill or the hill of good vibes. Sitting on Hippie Hill is an unmatched feeling, one can feel the positive vibes making its way inside you, All your stress vanishes away with the wind. It is believed that the positive vibes at this temple is because of the presence of Geomagnetic field. Kasar Devi temple is situated in the silence of kumaon hills.
Why NASA marked this hill in UTTARAKHAND as VAN ALLEN BELT ?
UTTARAKHAND has hidden this jewel for far too long. This hill has a geomagnetic field. This temple and the hill has good vibes all around you’ll even feel it when you enter the temple. The area near temple comes under Van Allen Belt i.e. the zone with energetic charged particles which gather together by the magnetic field of Earth. Scientist’s from NASA formed this belt during their research few years back and are in search of the reason for formation of this belt. There are only three spots in the world were this geomagnetic field has been found i.e. Stoneheng in England, Machu Picchu in Peru, South America and Kasar devi in Almora,India.
Why famous personalities got attracted to this Temple in Uttarakhand ?
This place was named as Crank’s Ridge and also it became famous during the hippie movement of 1960’s. A lot of poets, musicians, spiritual people have been to Kasar devi. It is also believed that Swami Vivekanand meditated here in 1890’s, he also has mentioned this place in his writings. The room where Swami Vivekanand meditated is still procured and maintained.
Famous Pop singer BOB Dylan, Danish mystic Alfred Sorensen (known as Sunyata baba), Lama Anagarika Govinda, George Harrison, Cat Stevens, Allen Ginsburg and Timothy Leary visited this temple. Alfred Sorensen stayed in Kasar devi and accepted it as his new home, which attracted bunch of westerners as well as locals. Kasar devi became quite famous for seeking spirituality, people come in numbers through out the year to the temple. You will always see people meditating at the hill, People who meditate here tells their experience. The area near temple is considered as a centre of magnetic power which is why mental peace is felt.
Kasar Devi Fair is held at a Large scale in November & December, this fair attracts huge number of people. Every year on the occasion of Kartik Poornima this fair is set, lots of people come together to worship and celebrate this fair with their family & friends.
Uttarakhand Tourism is boosted mainly because of its Natural beauty & the spiritual spots. Uttarakhand is also known as the Land of God with famous spiritual place like Haridwar where Ganga exits the Himalayan hills, Rishikesh famous for Yoga centre, Beatles the pop band visited in 60’s.