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Chamunda Devi Temple, Kangra






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     City : Kangra
Chamunda Devi Temple


Chamunda Devi is considered as one of the Shakti peethas, situated 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River. Idol of mataji in the temple is believed so sacred that it is completely hidden under a red cloth. Here Lord shiva is present in the form of death, destruction & dead bodies along with Devi Chamunda. On either side of the Devi's image is Hanuman and Bhairo baba.

According to legends it is thought to be sacred to take a bath in Ban Ganga. People offer prayers, worship and give offerings for their ancestors. In the old days, people used to offer sacrifices to the goddess. 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".