The Bajreshwari Devi Temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in the town Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Behind the crowded market of Kangra Town. It is said to be constructed by Goddess Bajreshwari itself at a place where once the famous Ashwamedh or horse-sacrifice took place.
It is said that the temple was not known as Bajreshwari Devi Temple when for the first time it was built. According to the history of this region, the temple was attacked by Mohammad Ghazni, the notorious invader and ruined in 1009. Later, the temple was reconstructed. It is in 1905, the temple got destroyed by a devastating earthquake. The temple is reopened to the public in 1920. The temple of Bajreshwari Devi is one of the few remaining temples from glorious past of Kangra.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Nagara
SANCTUM: Goddess Durga
DATE BUILT: 1000 Years Old
Timing Open: 1 April to 30th September 5.00 am to 9.00 pm,
1st October to 31st March 6.30 am to 8.00 pm,
Navratri Festival: 5.00 am to 10.30 pm
Aarti time: 1 April to 30th September 5.30 am and 8.30 pm,
1st October to 31st March 7.00 am and 7.00 pm,
HOW TO REACH
This temple is well connected to other parts of Himachal Pradesh. Gaggal Airport is 8 km from Kangra town. Kangra Mandir and Samela are the two railway stations at Kangra. Samela is around 5 km from this temple. The distance between Kangra and Pathankot is around 86 km. Palampur is just 17 km from here and is easily accessible.
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Address-Mandir Road, New Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001
Contact-0189 226 5073