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Bajreshwari Devi Temple

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This is one of the very famous Shakti Peethas of India.  Bajreshwari Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bajreshvari. It is situated in the town of Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Bajreshwari Devi temple is also located in Maharashtra state. It is popular as the district Thane, Taluka:_Bhiwandi and the village_Vajreshwari. Hot springs are also sited at Bajreshwari village which is very near to akloli kund and Ganeshpuri.

People say that the main gate entrance has a Nagar khana or drum. This temple is surrounded by a stone wall which is similar to the fort. The main area has the idol of the Goddess Bajreshvari which is present in the form of Pindi inside the temple premise. This famed temple has a small temple of Bhairava. However, in front of the main temple a shrine of Dhayanu Bhagat. Inside the sanctum, the idol offered his head to the Goddess at the time of Akbar. As per the present structure, the temple has three tombs in it, which is unique in itself.

Legends:

According to some legends, Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva at the time of her Father’s Yagya. Lord Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started doing ‘Tandava’. Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra in order to stop him from destroying the world. And the left breast of Sati fell at this spot, which made it a ‘Shakti Peeth’.

How To Reach:

By Air:

Tourists and devotees who fly by air can reach ‘Gaggal’, which is the nearest airport in the region. It is basically located at a distance of 13 km from the holy city of Dharamshala and 8 km from Kangra.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is situated at Kangra which is at a distance of 17 km fromDharamshala. It is linked via a narrow gauge line with Pathankot. The closest broad gauged rail head is located at Pathankot which is approximately 88 km from Dharamshala. And Pathankot is connected to all major cities/towns of India with many trains plying throughout the day.

By Road/ Car:

Pilgrims and the visitors can avail regular buses and other easy transportation facilities to visit Shree Vajreshwari Devi Mandir from Delhi, Chandigarh and Pathankot.

History

As per the History, the original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. And the legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their dream and she conveyed them that she is situated in the Nagarkot village and if they wish themselves to be secured, they should construct a temple for her in that sacred area otherwise they will be destroyed. At the same night they took a decision to make a magnificent temple for her in the Nagarkot village. Mythology says that this temple was looted umpteen times by the Muslim invaders. And md Gaznavi looted this temple at least 5 times, in the past and further used to contain tonnes of gold and many ghantas made of pure silver. The temple was destroyed by a destructive earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt by the government in1905.

Festivals Observed

Priests celebrate the fest- Makar sakrantri, which generally falls on the second week of January. After killing ‘Mahishasura’ in the battle, Devi got some injuries and to heel those injuries Goddess had applied Makhan (butter) on her body, in the place Nagarkot. Therefore to mark this divine day the Pindi of Goddess is covered with Makhan and the festival is celebrated for about a week in the temple.

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  Mandir Road, New Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001, India