Among a number of shrines, monasteries and other pilgrimage in the state of Himachal Pradesh, the significance and importance of Chamunda Devi Temple Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh cannot be ignored. Overlooking the mighty and eye-catching Dhauladhar ranges, the famous shrines are located on the bank of Ban Ganga on an altitude of 1000 mt above sea level. Only at a few kilometers' distance from Dharamshala, Chamunda Devi Temple Dharamshala is considered as more than 700 years old.
Commonly known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham, it is a famous temple of Goddess Shakti who is the goddess of power. The temple complex holds a Kund in it where devotees take a holy dip in it because it has sacred importance. However, the main deity of the temple is not accessible to the visitors as it is under cover. A cave-like scoop that is in the back of the temple has importance of being representing an embodiment of Shiva in the form of stone lingam.
According to ancient epics and legends related to the temple, a fierce battle between gods and demons took place in Savarni Manvantra. Chamunda encrusted with the tedious task of eliminating the demons including Chand and Mund. Goddess killed all of them and took the slain heads of both and went to Goddess Kaushiki. The pleased goddess Kaushiki blessed Chandika with the name Chamunda.
In old days, the famous temple was located in the dangerous remote spots but it slowly converted into good place to explore. Today, there are also the images of Lord Hanuman and Bhairon on either sides of Goddess. In addition to this, you will also found the scenes of ancient time of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Apart from this, a very beautiful artificial lake where water is extracted from Ban Ganga River also makes it a perfect place to explore.
In addition to historical significance, the temple of Chamunda Devi temple Dharamshala also hold a handicraft center containing items of the wood carvings, wooden toys, black pottery, tea, cap, honey and a number of other things. For devotees who want to stay here for a day or two, Dharmshalas or inns are also available. However, there are also a number of hotels and other accommodation options that you will get during your tour to Chamunda Devi Temple Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.