Santala Devi Temple is old and sanctified place in Dehradun and mostly visited by the devotees.
Location : Santala Devi Temple is located just 15 kms form the Dehradun city.
Santala Devi Temple is a religious place for hindu. The temple is a place of great devotion and worhip for people visiting the place from all over. The temple stands as a symbol of the faith people have in the temple and has great cultural and religious significance.
Legend of this Temple
People believed that Mughal Army find the Santla Devi and her brother, on finding they would not be able to face the Mughal Army. So they gave their weapons and start to pray then a light scintillation and within moments they both transformed into stone images. This event occurred within the fort, after that a shrine was built. On the day of Saturady Goddess transformation into stone so that a special obeisance is paid on Saturdays.
How to Reach
First you reach the Jaitanwala by bus facility then it is a 2 km drive to Punjabiwala by a Jeep or any light vehicle and further it is a 2 km trek from Punjabiwala to the temple.