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Chaukhutia

Chaukhutia

Chaukhutia is a small town located on the bank of river Ramganga in Almora District of Uttarakhand. This amazing place derives its name from a Kumaoni word “Chau-khut” which means four feet.  Chaukhutia is place situated in the meeting point of four ways or direction .The first way is towards Ramnagar, second towards Karanprayag, third towards Ranikhet and Almora and the fourth way is towards Tadagtaal , Kheera. From here the entire region is easily reachable.

The place Chaukhutia is well known for religion and historical significance ancients forts and temples.

Kali temple, commonly known as Agneri Devi Temple, is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali, and is situated around one – half from Chaukhutia in Jaurasi road near Dhudalia village on the bank of Ramganga River. Every year a huge fair in Ashtami is organizes by the temple priests with cooperation of local peoples  and devotees of Goddess Kali took participate in large number. Thousands of people witness a large number of animal sacrifices, mainly buffaloes and goats, in Navratris in the month of March-April.

Another hindu temple is Lakhanpur temple is about 6 km from Chaukhutia , which was built by Katyuri king in Jaurasi – Chaukhutia. the temple organize a small fair in the month of October -November.

Chaukhutia is also a agriculture valley where mangoes, wheat and rice are grown. The place is also known as Vairaat. The story is that the present Chaukhutia was the capital of King Virata of Mahabharata. Pandav five brothers and their wives took that place, and when they were going to heaven for moksha they stayed in the area for a few days. Bheem washed her cloth in Tadagtaal Lake but when he was leaving the taal he mark four finger hole in taal (lake) so tadag river came from there.which meets in Ramganga. This is smaller then Nainital lake. Various places of excursion near Chaukhutia are Nainital, Bhimtal, Almora, Kausani, Ranikhet.

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