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.