Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Chamunda Devi Temple India:

Chamunda Devi Temple India:

Chamunda Devi is a Shakti shrine, located 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River. This bright shrine has a wrathful form of Durga or Chamunda. The idol in the temple is considered so holy that it is totally hidden under a red cloth. Here Lord shiva is present in the form of death, destruction & dead bodies along with Devi Chamunda. In Chamunda Devi Temple India the devotees can see scenes from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata. On either side of the Devi's image is Hanuman and Bhairo.Devotees offer prayers, worship and give offerings for their ancestors. It is thought to be holy to take a dip in Ban Ganga and to read and recite the writings of Shat Chandi. In the old days, people used to present sacrifices also to the deity. 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".

Legend behind the relocation of the Temple

About 400 years ago, a King and a Brahmin priest prayed to Chamunda Devi asking her approval to move the image to an accessible place. Chamunda Devi appeared in a dream to the priest granting him the permission. She asked him to dig a definite area and subsequently, they resolve find an ancient idol. They can brought the idol in the temple and worship her. The priest told about the dream to the King and sent his men to bring the idol. The men got the idol, but they could not lift it. Once more, the Goddess appeared and asked the priest that the men could not lift the idol because they took it as an ordinary stone. She told the priest to get up early in the morning and take a bath. After wearing fresh clothes, he must go to the place in a devoted manner. The priest did the same what was told to him. He found that he could lift the idol easily. He placed the idol in its present place and from that time, the Goddess is worshipped by people.

How to Reach Chamunda Devi Temple India

One can easily reach Chamunda Devi Temple by taking regular Buses or by hiring taxis from Kangra or Dharamshala.

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