Surkanda Devi – Temple at altitude of 2,750 m

Surkanda Devi is a Hindu temple situated close to the Dhanaulti in Tehri District.the temple of the Surkanda Devi is 40 km from Mussoorie and 24 km from Chamba.Surkanda Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati.The Surkanda peak lying at an altitude of 2,750 m. in the western part of tahsil Tehri.According to the legend, Sati gave up her life in the argument with her father, as Prajapati Daksha was not ready to accept Shiv as her daughter’s husband. It is said that Lord Shiv brought Sati’s dead body, on his trishul to this place from Haridwar. Because Lord Shiv was dancing furiously with the dead body of his wife, Lord Vishnu started cutting the body parts of Sati with his Sudarshan Chakra. The head of Sati fell at this place and hence the place got the name Surkanda.

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