Kangra valley, a heaven in a heaven………(Himachal)


Tea gardens in Himalayas & holy places on every step will change your life. One must visit Knagra if visiting Himachal. Let’s know about one destination MAA (MOTHER) CHAMUNDA Ji.
Mata (Mother) Chamunda Devi temple is situated 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River in Himachal.

Two demons ‘Chand” and “Mund” were killed by mother here, hence known as “Chamunda” Devi. The idol in the temple is so sacred that it is completely hidden beneath a red cloth. Here Lord Shiva is present in the form of death, destruction & dead bodies along with Devi Chamunda. In the temple the devotees can see scenes from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata. The Goddess Chamunda was enshrined as chief Goddess with the title of Rudra in the battle between demon Jalandhra and Lord Shiva which made this place famous as “Rudra Chamunda”.


Believed that Maa (Mother) Chamunda Devi Mandir is seven hundred years old; build by Meri Maiya bhakt (still unknown) from the village, who was asked by Maa herself in his dream to fetch the idol across Ban Ganga and place it in the temple over “Holy Meri Maiya Pindi” (Mother Chamunda) and worship her (Mother CHAMUNDA).

Meri Maiya Mandir (Maa Chamunda Temple) is a holy shrine of ‘Shiva and Shakti’ and is known as ‘Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham’.

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