The famous Nanda Devi temple is located in the antechamber of a SNanda Devi Templehiva temple in the Bazaar above the mall. Nanda Devi is said to have been the Goddess revered by the kings of the Garhwal and Kumaun regions. The temple at Almora is decorated on the remains organized in Almora is on the Ashtami of Bhadra Shukla. Two images of Nanda and Sunanda are made in a banana trunk. The fair starts on Nag Panchami according to the calendar, on Sashti the priests mark Kadli trees and then a red and white cloth is tied around it, on the Saptami amidst the sound of different instruments they are cut prior to which a goat is slaughtered for the Bali-sacrifice. On Ashtami the two idols are revered and Bali (sacrifice) is performed before them, on Navmi a procession is taken out, in and around Almora. The day is marked with a number of cultural activities.

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