Jwalamukhi Temple Himachal Pradesh

Jwalamukhi Temple is one of the Shaktipeeth of Goddess Durga located 53 km from Dharamshala, in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. This ancient temple, built against a wooded spur, has a dome that was glided by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Pilgrims consider an eternally burning flame emanating from a hollow rock in the sanctum to be a manifestation of Goddess Devi. Jwalamukhi Devi Temple comes alive with Nawaratra celebrations and colorful fairs during March – April and September – October every year. There is a musical fountain here which is a pleasure to watch during nights. 

Temple Deities

Dedicated to ‘Goddess of Light’, Jwalamukhi Shaktipeeth is one of the most popular Hindu temples in Northern India. There is no idol of any kind, the flame is considered as a manifestation of the goddess. An eternally burning and shining blue flame emanates from the rock sanctum and is fed by the priest with offerings of devotees. The temple has a mystic Yantra, which is covered with ornaments and shawls; mantras are recited here. Siddhida (Ambika) is the Shakti and Unmatta Bhairava is the Kalabhairava of Goddess Jwalamukhi Temple .

Religious Belief - Devotees who worship the Goddess here believe that Jawalamukhi Mata will grant any wish, any desire and many songs are composed in honor of Jwalamukhi Devi and sung on the walk to the temple. 

Jwalamukhi Temple Himachal Pradesh

Temple Customs

The main offerings to Goddess Jwalamukhi is Bhog of Rabri or thickened milk. Aarti is conducted five times daily; while havan is performed once in a day. Durga Saptasati is recited during poojas.

Temple Festivals

Navaratra Celebrations: Two huge fairs are held at the temple in April and mid October during the Navaratries which anyone can attend.

How to reach

Gaggal is the closest airport which is 50 km away. Chandigarh is the next nearest airport which is 200 km away.

The nearest Narrow gauge is at Ranital, 20 km away. Also, nearest Broad gauge railway station is at Pathankot which is more than 100 km away.

The temple is well connected by road. State transport buses from cities of Punjab and Haryana are available



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