Surkanda Devi temple located near to the small village of Dhanaulti in Tehri Garhwal District. It's at an altitude of 2,757 meters, Chamba (22 km) and Dhanaulti (8 km) is located near to the hill stations. It's encircled by dense forests and the Himalayas in the north. Ganga Dussehra festival is celebrated every year between May and June and many people come here.
One of the foremost persistent mythologies regarding the origin of worship at the location is related to the parable of Sati, WHO was the mate of the ascetic god Shiva and female offspring of the Puranic god-king Daksha. Daksha was sad together with his daughter's alternative of husband, and once he performed a grand religious text sacrifice for all the deities, he failed to invite Shiva or Sati. In a rage, Sati threw herself onto the hearth, knowing that this might create the sacrifice impure. As a result of she was the almighty mother immortal, Sati left her body in this moment to be regenerate because the immortal Anapurna.
Meanwhile, Shiva was stricken with grief and rage at the loss of his mate. He place Sati body over his shoulder and started his tandava (dance of cosmic destruction) throughout the heavens, and vowed to not stop till the body was fully rotten away. The opposite Gods frightened of their annihilation, implored Hindu deity to pacify Shiva. Thus, where Shiva wandered whereas diversion, Hindu deity followed. He sent his discus Sudarshana to destroy the stiff of Sati. Part of her body fell till Shiva was left while not a body to hold. Seeing this, Shiva sat all the way down to do Mahatapasya (great penance).
Despite the similarity in name only, students don't usually believe that this legend gave rise to the follow of sati, or widow burning. In line with varied myths and traditions, there are a 51 part of Sati body scattered across the Indian landmass. These places area unit known as shaktipeethas and area unit dedicated to numerous powerful goddesses. The body was separated half by half. Shiva competent this place on his manner back to Kailash with the natural object of Sati whose head fell at the spot wherever the trendy temple of Surkanda Devi stands.