Temples of Himachal


Temples in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh a land of God and Godess. it is also called "Devabhoomi". There are many temples in Himachal Pradesh. There are more than 2000 religious places scattered and temples all over Himachal Pradesh. Many of these are quite well-known and attract thousands of devotees throughout the year. Temples of Himachal Pradesh are also the main tourist attraction. Mostly public of Himachal is Hindu. There are many temples in Himachal Pradesh like Bhootnath Temple, Syamakall Temple, Raghunath Temple, and Bijli Mahadev Temple.

Some of Temples in Himachal

Naina Devi Yatra
According to legend, Lord Shiva's consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati's body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva's wrath. All the fifty one places - where parts of Sati's body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
The Lakshminarayan group of temples in the town of Chamba are of great archaeological importance. Six stone temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu with tall shikaras, finely carved, date from the 8th century AD. The Lakshminarayan Temple is the oldest in this group. Other temples around Chamba town include, those dedicated to Hari Rai, Champavati, Bansigopal, Ram Chandra, Brijeshwari, Chamunda, Narsingh, and Yogi Charpat Nath.
Mata Chintpurni & Chamunda Devi
The temple dedicated to Mata Chintpurni Devi is located in a village of the same name in District Una, Himachal Pradesh. Devotees have been visiting this Shaktipeeth for centuries to pray at the lotus feet of Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Shri Chintpurni Devi. They bring with them their worldly concerns and seek blessings from the Devi. It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted.
Baijnath & Laxmi Narayan Temple
built in 804 A.D. and dedicated to Shiva Vaidyanatha. Its tall shikhara carved in stone is framed by the imposing snow capped peaks of Dhauladhars. The linga enshrined in its sanctum is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in the country. Every year during the Shivratri fair, thousands of pilgrims descend on Baijnath for the colourful fair and festivities. It is 16-km from Palampur and 56-km from Dharamsala.
Chaurast Temple
The 9th century temples at Bharmaur are among the most important early Hindu temples in the Chamba Valley. According to legend, 84 (chaurasi) yogi's visited Bharmaur, capital of King Sahil Varma. They were so pleased with the king's humility and hospitality that they blessed him with ten sons and a daughter, Champavati. A cluster of shrines commemorates that visit. The temple square is the Centre of all activities in the little town of Bharmaur and the Lakshmi, Ganesh, Manimahesh and Narsing temples, the main shrines, are splendidly set off by the dramatic mountainscape.
Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath in Uttar Pradesh: One of the 12 Jyotirlingams in India and an important center for pilgrms all over India in the lofty Himalayas, it is accessed only after a long trek. Kedarnath, Madhya Maheshwar, Rudranath, Tunganath and Kalpeswar constitute the Panch(5) Kedar shrines.
Hadimba Temple
Hadimba Temple is one of the most important temples in the region. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. From the name of the forest parkland this temple derives its name. This temple was erected in 1553 and is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba.
Renukaji Temple
It is believed that Rishi Jamdagni, displeased by his wife Renuka, instructed his son Parshuram to behead her. The son obeyed his father's wishes. Pleased at Parshuram's loyalty, the Rishi granted his son a wish, and Parshuram asked for the restoration of his mother to life.