Chamunda Devi Temple commonly knowns as, Sachchi Mata, Chamundi, Chamundeshwari or Charchika, is a fearsome aspect of the Devi and one of the Matrikas also considered as Divine Mother in Hinduism. Chamunda Devi Temple is located at a distance of 15 km from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Dedicated to goddesses Durga or Chamunda (Hindu deity), the surroundings of the temple provide an excellent venue for meditation prayers and spiritual attainments. The Chamunda Devi Temple is said to be more than 700 years old. It is a big temple complex with a large pond where devotees take a dip.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Shikhar
SANCTUM: Goddess Durga
DATE BUILT: 16th century
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Winter-08:00 Am -06:00 Pm
Summer-08:00 Am-08:00 Pm
HOW TO REACH
- By Air: Nearest Airport is Gaggal which is connected with New Delhi and Chandigarh by Indian Airlines Flight.
- By Rail: The nearest railhead on the narrow guage line is at Moranda near Palampur, 30 km. The nearest railway station to the temple is Pathankot for broad gauge trains and there is also a narrow gauge train in Kangra district for which the railway station is Nagrota Bagwan.
- By Bus: Chamunda Devi is 15 km from Dharamsala and 55 km from Jwalamukhi.Chamunda is situated 10 km west of Palampu. Regular Bus and Taxi services are available from Delhi and Chandigarh.
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WEBSITE & CONTACT
Shri Chamunda Nandhkeswar Trus, Kangra - 176001
+ (91)-1892-236034, 236384