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Chamunda Mata Temple Shakti Peeth (Pictures and Detail)

Chamunda, Mata Temple,

 

On the foot of dhauladhar hills in Kangra district, we can find the Chamunda Mata Temple. This temple is just 19 KM away from Palampur and 25 KM away from Kangra and it is situated on the Dharamshala - Palampur highway. It is a very famous temple of Maa Chamunda and every year millions of devotees visit this place from different parts of India. The temple is situated in a very beautiful location and we can find an ancient Shivalinga beneath a big rock. At present, this temple is going through the work of renovation for the last few years and we can hope to see the completion of work fast. 




During the Navratras, we can see a great rush of devotees. The Chamunda Mata Temple is considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths present in India and it is the main reason for so many devotees to come to this temple. The name of the Maa Chamunda is derived from the names of two demons 'Chanda' and 'Munda' who Maa Chamunda killed, therefore, got this name. This temple is located on the bank of a small river called Baner. 
At one point, this temple complex was considered the most beautiful and well maintained. However, recent unplanned renovation work is causing a lot of trouble and it has destroyed the past glory of the temple. The main attraction of the temple is the idol of the Goddess which has its own spiritual vibes and you feel blessed after visiting the main temple. The other attraction is ancient Shivlinga situated below a big rock and at this place, we can't barely stand here.
Overall, it is a historical temple and it is associated with the religious beliefs of many people. I hope that the renovation work of the temple will be finished soon. 


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