A number of pilgrimage centers and Hindu temples are
situated in Himachal Pradesh.
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Temples Of Himachal
Temples Of Himachal
A number of pilgrimage centers and Hindu temples
are situated in Himachal Pradesh. There are more than two thousand Temples
in Himachal Pradesh. These Temples are also magnificent works of
architecture. The temples are the centers of attraction for the visitors and
tourists. Many of them are also associated with ancient legends.
According to documents that Sati's eye fell at this place where the Naina
Devi temple is built. The temple of Maa Naina Devi is situated
in the district of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.
Jawalmukhi temple is one of the most famous temple in Himachal
Pradesh. According to the Hindu legends, Sati's tongue fell in the place
where the temple is being erected. The Hindu temple is built in homage to
goddess Jawalmukhi, also known as Maa Jwala Ji. The meaning of Jawalmukhi
is mouth of flames.
The temple of Maa Chintpurni is dedicated to Maa Chintpurni
and Chhinnamastika Devi. It is situated in Una district. The deity has
derived such a name from the idol of goddess Durga in the temple, which is
without a head.
The Baijnath temple is situated in the Bias valley of Himachal
Pradesh. It is a temple that has been dedicated to Siva Vaidyanatha, meaning
the Lord of the physicians.
The Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest temples and also the
largest one, situated in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. There are
six temples that are situated in the complex of the Laxmi Narayan Temple.
The temple of Bijli Mahadev is situated in the Kullu valley of
Himachal Pradesh. The altitude at which the temple is situated is about
2,438 meter amidst a beautiful location.
The Hadimba Temple is built to pay homage to Devi Hadimba. The
second pandav, Bhim was the husband of Hadimba.
The Renukaji Temple is built near the Renuka Lake. It is built in
the memory of Renuka.
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MAA NAINA DEVI
India is well known for the Religious Places.
A number of pilgrimage centers and temples of the Hindus are situated in
Himachal Pradesh. Naina Devi is one of the most famous Hindu Temple
in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the Shakti Peeths of India. The
temple of Naina Devi is situated in the district of Bilaspur in
Himachal Pradesh. There is a famous mythic legend that is associated with
Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh.
According to the Hindu legend, Sati burnt herself alive to avenge an insult
to her husband, Lord Shiva. But Shiva furious with rage and grief, picked up
the body of Sati and started his gyrating dance known as the Tandava dance
in the Puranas. To stop the horrifying dance by Lord Shiva and to save the
universe from his wrath, Lord Vishnu decided to stop him. Lord Vishnu, with
the help of his Chakra, cut the corpse of Sati into fifty one pieces. Thus
wherever the pieces of Sati's body fell is known as a Peeth. There are fifty
one Peeths on earth. And these Peeths are considered to be very sacred and
worth visiting for the Hindu pilgrims.
It is believed, according to the myths, that Sati's eye fell at the very
place where the Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh is built. The word
Naina is associated with the eye of the Sati. Among the Temples in Himachal
Pradesh, this sacred temple is the most visited one. The Govind Sagar Lake
and Bharka Dam is situated near this temple.
Jawalmukhi temple is one of the most
visited Temples in Himachal Pradesh. According to Hindu legend, the
tongue of Sati fell in the place where the temple is being erected. The
Hindu Temple is built in homage to goddessJawalmukhi, also known as Maa
Jwala Ji. The meaning of Jawalmukhi is mouth of flames and Jwala Ji
The temple of Jawalmukhi in Himachal Pradesh is situated only at a
distance of 34 km from the Kangra Valley. The devotees of Sati believe that
there are nine flames that burn permanently. As the legends go, Sati burnt
herself alive as she felt humiliated on her husband Lord Shiva being
insulted. On finding this, Lord Shiva started his Tandava Dance. To save the
earth from the wrath of Shiva, he cut the corpse of Sati in fifty one
pieces. The places where the body parts of Sati fell came to be known as
Shakti Peeths.The Jawalmukhi temple has thus become a religious
place as it is considered to be a Peeth.
The Aarti session of the Jawalmukhi temple is the main attraction.
The Aarti takes place five times a day but the one performed during the
evening, known as the Shaiyan Aarti is the most splendid one. There are
precious ornaments and valuable dresses that are kept inside the temple.
Tourists and devotees from different parts of the world come to Himachal
Pradesh to visit the temple of Jawalmukhi. Generally they attend the grand
puja that takes place in the temple.
MAA CHINTPURNI AND CHAMUNDA DEVI
The temples of Mata Chintpurni & Chamunda
Devi are located in Himachal Pradesh. TheseReligious Places are visited
by a number of devotees and tourists. Both the temples are very commonly
visited by the pilgrims. These Temples in Himachal Pradesh, are ancient ones
and are associated with myths from Hindu legends.
The temple of Mata Chintpurni is dedicated to Mata Chintpurni and
Chhinnamastika Devi. It is located in the Una district. The deity has
derived such a name from the idol of goddess Durga in the temple, which is
without a head. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu cut the corpse
of Sati in to fifty one pieces with his chakra to stop the wrath of Lord
Shiva. It is believed that the feet of Sati fell in this place where the
temple has been built.
The devotees coming to the temple believe that if anything is asked from
the Goddess with a pure heart then the wish is fulfilled. During the
festival of Navratri, the devotees of the Goddess gather in the temple
premises. Mata Chintpurni temple is also a sit for observing a
number of North Indian festivals.
The temple of Chamunda Devi is located 8 km away from Dharamshala
in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Hindu mythology, the trunk of Sati had
fallen in this place after her body is cut into fifty one pieces by Lord
Vishnu with his chakra. According to another myth, the goddess of the temple
beheaded Chand and Munda, two demons. The other name for Chamunda Devi
is Mahakali. Thus the temples of Mata Chintpurni & Chamunda Devi
are considered as the Shakti Peeths in India.
BAIJ NATH TEMPLE
The Baijnath Temple is the site for Hindu
pilgrimage from the ancient days in Himachal Pradesh. This Temple in
Himachal Pradesh is also magnificent works of architecture. The temples
are the centers of attraction for the visitors and tourists. They are also
associated with ancient legends.
The Baijnath temple is located in the Bias valley of Himachal
Pradesh. It is a temple that had been dedicated to Siva Vaidyanatha meaning
the Lord of the physicians. The architecture of the temple of Baijnath is
fascinating. It stands out from all the other temples in the locality.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE
Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest
temples and also the largest one, situated in the Chamba district of
Himachal Pradesh. There are six temples that are situated in the complex of
theLaxmi Narayan Temple. These six temples are situated from north to south.
They are dedicated to Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu. Some of the temples located
in the complex are the Shiva temple, Gauri Shankar temple and Radha Krishna.
Laxmi Narayan Temple was constructed in the tenth century. The Shikhara
style of architecture is evident from the temples situated in the complex.
The rulers of Chamba took care to maintain these temples. Each of the rulers
also contributed to the construction of the different parts of the temples.
The ancient legends presume that Raja Sahil Verma built the temple of Laxmi
Narayan Temple. The temple is kept for the tourists and the devotees from 6
am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 to 8.30 pm. Laxmi Narayan Temple in
Himachal Pradesh is the recognized Religious Place of India.
BABA BALAK NATH
The temple of Baba Balak Nath is an
important Pilgrim Center in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated
in the district of Deothsidh in Himachal Pradesh. The tourists as well as
the followers of Baba Balak Nath visits this Temple of Himachal
Pradesh for the all year round.
The Baba Balak Nath temple is situated inside a cave in Himachal
Pradesh. It is located in the Dhaulagiri Hills, situated in the Hamirpur.
Since the powers of Baba Balak Nath is known among his followers, the temple
in Himachal Pradesh has become a crucial center of pilgrimage.
The Baba Balak Nath temple is situated at a distance of 70 km from
Bilaspur and at a distance of 30 km from Hamirpur. The visitors to this
temple can avail the bus services in the district. It is situated in such a
location, which is well connected by roadways. The devotees come from near
and far to visit the temple and receive blessings. There is an image of Baba
Balak Naththat is placed inside the cave temple.
Seeing the gradually increasing number of pilgrims to the temple of Baba
Balak Nath, the government has taken initiatives to make arrangements
for the visitors by putting up tented colonies and other bare necessities
are also being taken care of by the Himachal Pradesh government. The Baba
Balak Nath in Himachal Pradesh also attracts a number of tourists by the
nearby rope way facility to Shah-Talai.
BIJLI MAHADEV TEMPLE
The temple of Bijli Mahadev is situated in
the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. The altitude at which the temple is
situated is about 2,438 meter amidst a beautiful location. From this temple
magnificent scenery of the valleys of Kullu and Parvati can be savored to
one's full. This temple ofBijli Mahadev is considered one of the sacred Temples
of Himachal Pradesh.
Since the Bijli Mahadev temple is located at such a high altitude,
that it glistens like a needle in the bright sunlight. There goes an ancient
belief that the priest of the temple has to restore the Shiva linga placed
inside the temple after every lightening. It has been so believed by the
devotees because it is thought that the Shiva linga shatters to pieces with
the flash of lightening. There goes this eternal cycle of destruction and
restoration of the Shiva linga in the temple of Bijli Mahadev. The Lord
Shiva is believed to control the energy released by the atmosphere and thus
protects the earth from destruction. Actually there is a 60 feet staff that
is placed above the temple. This staff attracts the lightening which breaks
the Shiva linga.
The Bijli Mahadev has become center where the devotees of Lord
Shiva come to pay homage. It is considered to be a holy Pilgrim Center for
the Hindus. The sacred temple is also visited by the tourists coming to the
state of Himachal Pradesh. This temple situated in the lap of the hill can
also be reached by trekking.
Situated at an altitude of 2435 mts on a hill call Mathan 11 km. from
Kullu. The temple is ideally located offering a commanding view. The temple
is in 'khash' style. 20 mt high wooden pole stands are installed for seeking
blessings from the sky in the form of lighting which shatters the temples
Shivlinga Ghat which is then rebuilt by the temple priest. All the pieces
are joined together with butter as adhesive. A special ceremony is performed
in this process. The followers carry a Chariot of Bijli Mahadev where the
deity is taken out. The followers invokes his blessing for bringing rain,
good crop, help in worldly affairs or birth of a son.
A regular bus goes up to Chansari village, 14 km from Kullu. The remaining
three km. are to be traversed on foot. The 2 km road is totally surrounded
with pine trees. There is great rush at the temple in the month of July. A
visit to this place provides memorable moments and journey through the
forest is very enjoyable.
MAA HADIMBA MANDIR
The Hadimba Temple in Himachal Pradesh is
one of the ancient Temples in the state. Situated in Dhoongri, a
small village in Manali district, the Hadimba Temple is associated with the
legend of the Mahabharata. Due to its location, the temple of Hadimba is
also known as the Dhoongri temple.
The Hadimba Temple is built to pay homage to Devi Hadimba. The second
pandav, Bhim was the husband of Hadimba. The story of the
Mahabharata says that Bhim killed Hadimba's brother Hadimb, a demon and
married Hadimba in due course. After Hadimba's marriage to Bhim, she
undertook a penance and gave birth to a son known as Ghatochkach. In the
later years her son emerged to be a brave fighter. From then onwards,
Hadimba is worshiped as Devi Hadimba, a goddess.
Maharaja Bahadur Singh built the Hadimba Temple in the year 1533.
The architecture of this temple is worth appreciating. The special feature
of the Hadimba Temple is the roof that has the shape of a four tiered pagoda
roof. The temple also boasts of its beautiful carved door made of wood. In
May every year, a fair is arranged in the temple of Hadimba. Another fair is
held during Dussehra. The Hadimba Temple is easily accessible to the
visitors and the tourists in Himachal Pradesh by roadways. They can avail a
bus service to reach the temple.
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