The temple is located in Kalyasaur along the Srinagar -Badrinath Highway. It is about 15 km from Srinagar, Uttarakhand, 20 km from Rudraprayag  and 360 km from Delhi.

Legends

There are many legends associated with this temple. One legend concerns its location. According to the story, one of the temples of Mata Kali was washed away during a disastrous flood in the Garwhal region. When the Dhari idol struck a rock, it cried out, attracting local villagers to investigate. They were told to place the idol where it was found, and the temple was constructed there to honor it. The idol is under open sky.  Villagers and philanthropists have tried to build a roof but each time it has been destroyed, apparently because the goddess prefers to shower her blessings in the open

Controversies

The government has tried to build up dams to overcome the power shortage. This has been opposed by locals and some prominent politicians like Uma Bhari and B.C Khanduri since it would lead to the submergence of the Shrine, and efforts to construct dams have been delayed indefinitely.  Twice, in 1882 & in 2013, attempts to shift the shrine were immediately followed by havoc in Kedar Valley. On June 15th, 2013; the idol was removed to be shifted to another location to facilitate the construction of the same dam, which locals were opposing since beginning. This was followed by a massive cloudburst and flash floods the next day

So we all together urge the Government to Establish the Maa Dhari Devi temple with its Glory as Earlier..ASAP

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