Chamunda Devi Temple is a major holy place for pilgrims. The name Chamunda derives from the word “Devi”, meaning Supreme Mother Goddess.
This famous temple is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.
It is believed that there is habitation of ‘Shiva and Shakti’ in this temple. According to a legend, 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 well known as “Rudra Chamunda.”
Another legend tells the battle between the Gods and Demons (“Savarni Manamantra”). Chamunda emerged as Goddess Chandika from an eyebrow of Goddess Kaushiki and was assigned the task of eliminating the demons “Chand” and “Mund”. A fierceful battle was taken place between Chandika and these two demons which resulted victory for Chandika, whereby the demons were defeated. The heads of the demons Chand and Mund were taken to the Goddess Kaushiki by Chandika herself, where she was praised for her victory and in return was bestowed the title of “Chamunda,” Up until today this name is renowned worldwide.
The temple consists of many other forms of Gods and Deities where spiritual rituals are daily performed. A nearby park is situated by the main temple where one can sit under the trees and meditate in pure bliss. If you are thinking to visit Chamunda Temple and looking a hotel near Chamunda Temple than you are at right place. Himalayan brothers hotels are just 30 minute drive from Chamunda Temple.
Aarthi Timings for Chamunda Temple:
WINTER 08.00am to 06.00pm
SUMMER 08.00am to 08.00pms