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Shri Naina Devi Wildlife Sanctuary

Shri Naina Devi Shakti Pithas

Naina Devi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh and is around 30 km from Bilaspur.
It is spread over 37 acres of land, covered by northern dry mixed deciduous forest. The common inhabitants of the sanctuary include langur, rhesus macaque, leopard, jungle cat, Bengal fox, Indian hare, yellow-throated marten, cobra and common giant flying squirrel.

The most notable place of worship in the district is the temple of Shri Naina Devi. It is one of the 51 'Shakti Pithas'. According to a belief, Shiva's consort Sati once burnt alive in 'yagna' to avenge an insult. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrific dance. Then Vishnu, the preserver unleashed his discus and cut the body in to 51 pieces to save the earth from Shiva's wrath.Naina Devi is where Sati's eye are where believed to fell situated on the hill top of that name, connected which rises some 3,995m above the sacred town of Anandpur Sahib in Rupar district of Punjab. It is about 15-km from Ganguwal and about 18-km from Anandpur Sahib. From its situation at the top of the triangular hillock it commands a grand view of the holy Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara on the one side and the Gobind Sagar on the other.Raja Bir Chand built the temple.

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It is spread over...