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Kangra

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Ma Dev kangra Kangra, a tiny town Himachal Pradesh, was the capital of the erstwhile rulers of the Chand dynasty. It is placed between the picturesque locations of the Kangra valley at the foothills of the magnificent Dhauladhar range-green and luxuriant. Some ancient temples at Kangra are accountable in making the place a worthwhile travel spot that witness’s a huge number of pilgrimages in its premises. Located at the western part of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra is almost 18 kms from Dharmashala. Wrapped with picturesque surroundings and panoramic landscapes Kangra is successful in attracting tourist from all over the world. Kangra as Trigarta is also cited in the Indian Epic Mahabharata. Today Kangra is also known as Bhawan or Nagarkot. Bhawan is named after the Bajeshwari Devi Temple, and Nagarkot because of the fort Nagarkot. The Gorakh Dibbi Temple, the old Jain Temple and the Gupt Ganga Temple are the prominent pilgrimage magnetism of Kangra.

Major Pilgrimage Attractions at Kangra

Brajeshwari Devi Temple (Bajeshwari Devi Temple): Brajeshwari Devi Temple was the subject to successive devastations by attackers from the North. Mohammed of Ghazni is identified to have disappeared with king’s money in gold, silver and jewels in 1009. The temple was destroyed completely by an earthquake in 1905 and rebuilt in the present form in 1920. The temple is considered as the busy pilgrimage Known for its legendary wealth of diamonds and pearls.




Fort KangraJawalamukhi: Jawalamukhi lays just 30 kms from the center of Kangra and 56 kms from Dharmashala, near the Beas River and on the side of cliff, is one of most celebrated Hindu dome and famous shrines in Kangra as well as in Himachal Pradesh. Jwalamukhi is précised as one of the Fifty-One Mahashakti Pithas. Jwalaji is a persistently burn flame bringing consolation to millions of travelers, built picturesquely against a rocky cliff, Jwalaji carries the meaning of the goddess as burning mouth.

Kangra ji: At Navaratri fair thousands of personas come to make their tour to the temple of Kangra ji during March/ April and September/ October. The idol of Kangra ji is represented by the likeness of a brass female head.

Chintpurni: There exists a stone idol symbolizes the Goddess Chintpurni. At the time of Shuklapaksh of Shavan (August), pilgrims come to visit the place to celebrate the main fair of the temple.



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