Chamunda Devi Temple
In the state of Himachal Pradesh, there are a lot number of religious places to visit. One of the religious places is Chamunda Devi Temple in the Kangra District. This place is one of the Shakti Peethas in India. Chamunda is famous for Religious and Scenic. This is a 700-year-old temple.
Chamunda Devi Temple is a famous Holy place for Hindus. Chamunda Devi temple is located in the middle of the charming beauty of lush green mountains. This Temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi, who is a form of Shakti.
The temple is believed to be the holy abode of ‘Lord Shiva and Shakti’, and because of this, the temple is also called as “Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham”. Chamunda Devi is considered as the wrathful avatar of Durga, the Goddess who can fulfill the wishes of true devotees.
There also is a beautiful artificial lake near the temple which is full of freshwater from Baner River flowing nearby.
History of Chamunda Temple
The story tells about the war between deities and the devils at “Savarni Manvantra”. Bhagwati Kaushiki produced Devi Chandika from one of Her eyebrows and assigned Her the task to kill both the demons Chanda and Munda. There was a fierce battle between the Devi Chandika and the demons. Finally, the Goddess killed both of them and presented their head to Devi Kaushiki who inturn gave blessings to the Devi Chandika that you had killed the demons Chanda and Munda so you will be worshipped as Devi Chandika in this world.
It is said that around 400 years back, a king and a priest asked for permission from the Devi to shift the temple to a better place. The Goddess then appeared in the dreams of the priest and asked him to start digging the land at some particular place. The priest found an ancient idol of Chamunda Devi at that site. The idol was established at the same place and the Goddess is worshipped there since then.
Other Places to Visit In Kangra
Baijnath Temple, Kangra
Baijnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Himachal Pradesh, and here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as the ‘God of Healing’. Vaidyanath Baijnath or is an avatar of the great Lord Shiva, and in this avatar, the great lord rids his devotees of all miseries and pain. As a result, this temple holds ultimate significance to all Lord Shiva devotees and is considered to be extremely sacred. This draws thousands of devotees from all around the world every year.
Jwala Devi Temple, Kangra
Jwala Devi is one of the major ‘Shakti Peethas’ of India. The valley of Kangra is where the eternal flames of the Jwala Devi Temple burn incessantly and attract countless pilgrims from all over India to witness this mystical occurrence. One of the most ancient temples in the Himalayan region, the Jwala Devi is the reigning goddess of this shrine. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. Interestingly, the temple has no idol in it.
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