PALAMPUR,07.09.20-Himachal Pradesh Devbhoomi is blessed with not only some of the most beautiful natural features but also with some spiritually blessed religious places. One such place which is so spiritually inclined that you will have that heavenly feeling is Chamunda Devi Temple. Located in Kangra district which is famous for several religious places, Chamunda Devi temple is highly revered holy place for Hindus across India.Famously known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham situated on the banks of river Baner, this temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi,a form of Maa Shakti.She is believed to be the reincarnation of Goddess Durga,made to demolish two demons(asuras), Chanda and Munda.Chamunda Devi temple is also revered as the holy abode of Shiva and Shakti. She is one of the seven Matrikas (Mother Goddesses) and 51 Shaktipeethas. Chamunda Devi is revered as Goddess of war.
Talking about Chamunda Devi temple in particular, the shrine also has an ayurvedic dispensary, Sanskrit College and a library in its complex.Historically, this temple was built around 400 years ago by a local King when Devi comes in the dream of his head priest in which she directed him to the exact location of idol of Devi.Apart from its historical and religious background, this place is also famous for its picturesque beauty.Temple is usually flooded with devotees around the nation especially during Navratras.Seeing its natural beauty clubbed with rich religious history,this place is one of the most sought after tourist places in the state.
- Anika Sharma