Surkanda Devi rules the hearts of her children from her shakti peeth situated in the Dhanaulti hill station of Tehri district of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. This is believed to be the spot that received Mata Sati's head as Lord Shiva danced with her corpse on the earth. The temple is one of the most revered among the Pahadi Hindus of this area who assemble in their thousands in May/June to pay their respects to this manifestation of the Divine Mother.
May Devi Surkanda, the empress of the Universe, bless us all with the strength to bear our burdens! Jai Mata Surkanda!
Watch a Garhwali jagar song used to invoke Goddess Surkanda on the followinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?