Chamunda Devi temple is situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Chamunda Devi temple is built in 16th century.
The temple is around 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner river. The Chamunda Devi temple is dedicated to Chamunda Devi. The term Chamunda has been derived from two words Chanda and Munda. The location of this sacred temple is also significant since it is believed to be the same spot where the Mata or the Maa Kali assassinated the demon kings Shumbh and Nisumbh.
According to Hindu legends
According to legends the goddess Durga made a goddess with her power to kill the demons Chanda and Munda. The goddess killed the demons Chanda and Munda with her immense power. The Goddess Durga became happy and blessed the goddess that she would be known as Chamunda.
Significance of the Chamunda Devi temple
The worshipped of Chamunda Devi is daily. In the temple corner we can see small footstops of the Goddess on a stone. In the Chamunda Devi temple the marble staircase takes down to the cave of Lord Shiva. In the Chamunda Devi temple complex there is a huge pond with images of lords. In the pond people can take bath. The Chamunda Devi temple is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Many saints can be seen here involved in meditation. During the time of Navratras the Chamunda Devi temple is crowded by large number of people.
Best time to visit Temple: June to October.
How to access
By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Pathankot.
By Raod: we hire private taxi from Dharamsala to reach the temple. Buses are also available to reach here.
In winter temperature can get quite cold,woollens clothes are required. It is hot in summer and cottons are recommended.