Bajreshwari Mata Temple

Address : Mandir Rd, Haripur, New Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001

District : Kangra

Phone : 0189 222 2705

Completed : at the time of Mahabharatha.

Deity :  Goddess Durga

Famous For : Navratri

Overview:

The Shree Bajreshwari (or Vajreshwari) Mata Mandir also known as Kangra Devi Mandir is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas dedicated to the goddess Vajreshvari, a form of Goddess Durga located in the town Kangra in the Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
The Vajreshwari temple is located in the town of Kangra, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India and is 3 km away from both the railway stations of Kangra Mandir and Kangra of Kangra City. Kangra Airport is just 9 kilometers from the temple. The Kangra Fort is situated nearby. Its location on a mountain near Shri Chamunda Devi Mandir is 16 km from Nagarkot (Kangra).
A legend says that after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her father’s Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peetha. Jnanarnava Tantra mentioned this Shaktipeeth as ” Bhrigupuri Shaktipeeth” . According to Brihad Nila Tantra , the goddess of this Shaktipeeth is ” Vrajeshwari ” . This place was called as Guptapura .
कामेश्वरी रतिश्चैव भृगुपुर्यां व्रजेश्वरी The original temple is said to have been built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their dream in which she told them that she is situated in the Nagarkot village and if they want themselves to be secure they should make a temple for her in that area otherwise they will be destroyed. That same night they made a magnificent temple for her in the Nagarkot village. In 1905 the temple was destroyed by a powerful earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt by the government.

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