Chamunda Devi, Dharamshala

Chamunda Devi, Dharamshala - Address

Address: State Highway 17, Padar, Himachal Pradesh 176052

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About Chamunda Devi, Dharamshala

Located on a hillock, an easy hike is involved to reach the Chamunda Devi temple. Situated approximately 18 kilometres from the city centre, the temple’s deity is Goddess Durga (who is also known as Chamunda). It is believed that worshipping at this temple gives moksha (salvation) to the ancestors of the worshipper.

Chamunda Devi Opening and Closing Hours

  • The morning aarti takes place at around 6:15 am.

How To reach Chamunda Devi by Public Transport

  • Chamunda Devi Bus Stop
  • Dadh Bus Stop

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  • Located on banks of a mountain river, the temple provides a spiritual and serene experience to the devotee. The connecting road is in awesome condition and the temple is on roadside. Go after rainy season to enjoy the green peaceful scenery around the temple.

  • Great place to visit. Lot of beautiful scenes which can be captured. Great people over here. A very good mountainous road which really makes you feel like you are traveling through mountains

  • I have grown up seeing this temple. I get eternal peace over here. U make a wish and it is definitely fulfilled. Love Ma Chamunda Parking 🅿 is not at all a problem over here. Perfect picnic spot as well. U get HP tourism hotels over here as well.

  • Great place , dharmik place , awsome views , great place for photoshoot, intersting facts here , opren area , tourists place , should visit here if you near by ,

  • Chamunda Devi Temple is a renowned holy shrine of the Hindus. Located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Chamunda Devi Mandir is at a distance of 10 kms from Palampur, on the banks of Baner River. This ancient temple dates back to the 16th century. The temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi, who is a form of Durga / Shakti. Chamunda Devi Mandir is believed to be the abode of 'Shiva and Shakti'. Due to this reason, it is also known as 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham'.  Chamunda Devi is considered as the wrathful form of Durga, but at the same time, the Goddess is kind to her true devotees. The term 'Chamunda' has been derived from two words, 'Chanda' and 'Munda'. As per the mythological legends, Durga made a goddess with her power, to slay the demons, Chanda and Munda. With her immense power, the Goddess killed the demons. Goddess Durga became happy with the slaughter and blessed the goddess that she would be known and worshipped as Chamunda. There is nothing extra-ordinary about the architecture of this temple, but the divine aura spell bounds the devotees with its spiritual appeal. In the temple, the main image is visible from the main entrance. The main shrine is adored by the images of Lord Bhairav and Lord Hanuman on its sides. Actually, these lords are considered as the guards of the Goddess. The main image of the Goddess is visible draped in rich clothes.  Chamunda Devi is worshipped daily while the sermons include 'Aartis' at intervals. Reciting the hymn of 'Shat Chandi' with devoted heart at this temple is considered auspicious. In the corner of the temple, one can see small footsteps of the Goddess on a stone. Besides the main shrine, there is a marble staircase that takes down to the cave of Lord Shiva. This is a cave-like scoop where Shiva Lingam is placed. People visit this cave and worship Lord Shiva with great devotion.  Lord Shiva is said to be one of the complex Gods of the Hindu pantheon, since he is the destroyer as well as the restorer. Here, Lord Shiva is believed to have been present in the form of death, destruction and dead bodies. One can also observe ancestral worship near the banks of Ban Ganga River. In the vicinity of this temple, there is a cremation ground that serves to 22 villages of the nearby areas.

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