Chamunda Devi Temple, Chamba

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  • This is one of 51 shaktipeeth temple and one of devi of char devi in Himachal Pradesh kangra district. its location is very beautifull as it is on bank of river and very near to dharamshala town. it t...  more »
  • Chamunda Devi Temple is the Chamba town on the bank of river Baner. Built in c.1762-63 it is easily accessible by the car. Great views of the Chamba town from here. Temple is a goddess temple of the G...  more »
  • This temple is close to dharamshala town and has its own history and legacy. The ancient aspects of this temple have been marred by the modern constructions and attempts to modernise the temple precin...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. From here one Could easily see the beautiful chamba town on the banks of river Ravi. This is only two kilometres away from chamba town. From here we can see the magnificent peaks and it is a lovely place for the children. We can also see the famous chogan maidan. Which was built by chamba's ruler Sahil verma.
  • Calming effect. Very nice view of Chamba valley from this temple
  • Sacred ancient temple,situated at a peaceful location,although Little hard to notice if a vehicle is parked in front of board As construction is simple, Incredible experience altougether
  • NiCe PlaCe Friend. You see tha full chamba in this plaCe πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜‡ About β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Temple is situated on the bank of river Baner and is around fifteen kilometer from the town of Dharamsala. The forests of Pathiar and Lahla, which are near to the temple, make it an ideal tourist spot. Tourists can have fairly well views of the picturesque township, down the hill, from the top at the temple. Chamunda Devi Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Goddess of War. The position and impression of the statue is one of wrathful goddess. According to the legend, two demons Chanda and Munda tried to harass Goddess Ambika. Once, when goddess was sitting atop the hill, these demons tried to bother her. On this, Goddess Ambika got furious and from her knitted brows came the deadly Kali Goddess, wearing tiger skinned sari and a garland of skulls. Goddess Kali then killed both the demons. Upon this, Goddess Ambika declared that Kali would now be worshiped as Chamunda Devi. The temple is nearly seven hundred year old and spreads into a big complex. The compound houses a tank which Hindu pilgrims use for bathing. An important fact about the temple is a cave-like scoop on the backside of the temple, where a stone phallus, the symbol of Lord Shiva, is kept. There are statues of other other Hindu god and goddesses as well. The architecture of the temple has been kept simple and sober, but the spiritual and religious influence is simply awesome. The main image of the deity is visible from the entrance to the sanctum. The temple is also known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham among Hindus, for it is believed to be the abode of 'Shiva and Shakti'. Lord Bhairav and Lord Hanuman adore the main shrine. Both of them stand each side of the statue and are considered as the guards of the Goddess. The main image of the Goddess is visibly draped in rich clothes. Daily worship of Goddess is included in curriculum of the temple besides sermons and praising songs. Reciting the hymn of 'Shat Chandi', with devoted heart, at this temple is considered auspicious. The interiors of the sanctorum of the deity have been beautified with carved silver sheets. The temple complex also has a handicrafts centre, containing items of the woodcarvings, wooden toys, black pottery, honey, Kangra tea and world famous Kangra Paintings. During the Navratras, people from all over India come in hordes into the temple. Pilgrims from far and near come to visit this temple of great legacy and religious importance. Chamunda Devi blesses all her true devotees. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜ πŸ˜…πŸ˜„ πŸ˜‰ Significance of Chamunda Devi Templeβ€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ The idol of Chamunda is made up of black and red coloured stone. In the idol, she is wearing a garland of several heads or skulls. It is said she has four, eight, ten or twelve arms, holding a Damaru, trishula, sword, a snake, skull-mace, thunderbolt, a severed head and panapatra or skull-cup, filled with blood. She has been described as having a skeletal body with three eyes, a terrifying face, drooping breasts, protruding teeth, long nails and a sunken belly. She is standing on a corpse of a man or seated on a defeated demon or corpse. There is a scorpion sitting on her navel like a decoration. Chamunda is depicted adorned by ornaments of bones, skulls, serpents and scorpions, symbols of disease and death. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‡πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰ Best time to visit Temple β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ June to October. The best time to visit the temple is during Navaratri, the temple will be decorated like a bride and you can see people from all over the countries gathered to take the blessings of the Goddess. The temple is surrounded with lush greenery, mountains and valleys making it a picture perfect location for all the tourists. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‰πŸ˜―πŸ˜πŸ˜•πŸ˜‘πŸ˜πŸ˜―πŸ˜‰
  • Very nice and old hindu temple of goddess Chamunda with a beautiful view of Chamba at valley side. It is situated on a high hill top above Chamba. It is said that the temple was exist before the establishment of Chamba town at the time of king Sahil varman. But it was perhaps renewed thereafter. It has square base and made od wood. Various design of devi devta engraved upon the wood and may be seen clearly till today. Stone work also may be seen here even at the water outlets.
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