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Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Chitai Golu Devta Temple

Golu Devta (Kumaoni: गोलज्यू) is the God of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state of India and is their deity.

The Chitai Golu Devta temple is the most celebrated temple dedicated to the deity and is about 4 km (2.5 mi) from the main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Almora.

The other famous temple is located near Bhowali, next to the Sainik School, Ghorakhal.

Golu dev used to travel far distances on his horse and used to meet people of his kingdom, Golu Darbar used to take place and Golu Dev used to hear the problems of the people and help them in any way possible, he had a special place for people in his heart and he was always ready to help them, due to his complete dedication to people, he led a very simple life and lived his life on the principles of brahmacharya.

Golu dev still meet with his people and in many villages, the practice of Golu darbar is still prevalent, where Golu dev appear in front of people and listen to their problem and help people in every way possible, the most common form of Golu Dev Darbar these days is Jagar.

Golu Dev always had a special place for his White horse in his heart, he still does love his horse. So it is believed by many that he still travels on the back of his horse.

He is the god of justice and he serves it well. That is why people worship him as The God of Justice “Jai Nyay Devta Goljyu Tumar Jai ho. Sabuk lije dain haije”. Translation: Hail the God of justice: Goljyu! Blessings to everyone!