Baijnath Shiva/Vaidyanatha Temple
Sri Baijnath temple is one of most famous temple of lord Shiva in Himachal Pradesh. It is known as Kiragrama. This temple is the most magnificent monument in Kangra Valley. Baijnath temple was established in 1204 A.D by two brothers, named Ahuka and Manyuka in devolution to Lord Vaidyanatha. It is believed that during the TretaYug, Ravana have invincible powers worshiped lord Shiva in the Kailash. In the same system, he offered his ten heads in the havankund. Influenced by this peculiar act of the Ravana, not only the…
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda also known as Sachchi Mata, Chamundi, Chamundeshwari or Charchika, is a fearsome aspect of the Devi,the name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. 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. These lords are considered as the guards of the Goddess There is a cave-like scoop located at the back of the temple, representing the stone lingam ( embodiment of Shiva).
Jawalamukhi is a Shakti Peeth that means flame mouth is probably the most ancient temple discussed besides Vaishno Devi. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures. There is a natural cave where eternal flames continue to burn, some say there are nine flames for the nine Durgas. Several schools of Buddhism also share the symbolism of a seven-forked sacred flame.
Chinnamastika Devi (Chintpurni)
The Chintpurni Shakti Peeth houses the temple of Chinnamastika Devi or Chinnamasta Devi. It is one of the 7 major and 51 total Shakti Peethas surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik). It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with an honest heart, your wish will be granted.