Chamunda Devi Mandir Kangra

About Chamunda Devi Mandir

  • Chamunda Devi Mandir or Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham is located just 19 km. from the city of Palampur in Dharamshala Tehsil of the Kangra district of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Maa Chamunda, another avatar of Maa Durga. Here, devotees offer prayers and worship to Devi, as well as offering offerings to their ancestors. About 400 years ago, a king and a brahmin priest prayed to Devi Chamunda for permission to move the temple of Padar Chamunda Devi to an easily accessible location.
  • According to legend, Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipith.
  • The ancient idol is surrounded by statues of Lord Bhairava and Lord Hanuman, two deities said to be guardians of the goddess Chamunda.

Chamunda Devi Mandir Timing and facts:-

Deity

Maa Chamunda Devi

Location

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 

Entry Fee

Free

Timing

5 am - 12 pm and 1pm - 10pm

Nearest Railway Station

Nagrota Bagwan Railway Station (5kms.)

Nearest Airport

Bhuntar Airport (170kms.)

About Maa Chamunda

  • According to legend, Chamunda appeared because of the frown of the warrior goddess Parvati to kill the demons Chand and Munda. It is believed that for this reason the devotees worship Kali in the form of Chamunda.

History of Chamunda Devi Mandir

  • 400 years ago, when the king and the priest asked for permission to change the location of the temple, the goddess appeared to the priest in a dream and ordered excavation at a certain place, allowing the temple to be shifted. When excavation was done at that place, an idol of Chamunda
    Devi was found there, after which the idol of Chamunda Devi was installed at the same place and worshiped. When the king asked his people to bring the idol out, even after a lot of effort, they were not able to move that idol. After this, once the goddess appeared to the priest in a dream and he said that all those people are trying to lift the idol as normal. The goddess asked the priest to take a bath in the morning and put on holy clothes and bring the idol out in a respectful manner, which all the people could not do together, that single person would be able to do easily. When the priest told this thing to all the people that it was the power of the Mother Goddess that he was not even able to move the idol.
Devotees of Maa Chamunda
  • In the month of Kartik, thousands of devotees come here to bless Chamunda Mata darshan. At some point, the temple was consecrated and the temple still exists. Over the past decade, Chamunda Devi Mandir has been renovated and the Dashan Temple has been expanded with new steps and corrugated panels added to the steps provided by the Ambani brothers. 
How to reach Chamunda Devi Mandir
  • By Air – Nearest Airport is Bhuntar Airport or Kullu Manali Airport which is approx 170km. and 220km.far from the temple.
  • By Train – Nearest Railway Station is Nagrota Bagwan Railway Station which is 5km. far from the temple. 
  • By Road – Chamunda Devi Mandir is well connected by road. So everyone can easily reach here. 
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