Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM all days
Chamunda Devi Temple is situated at 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River in Himachal Pradesh. It is a colorful Shakti shrine, which has a furious form of Durga or Chamunda. The idol in the temple is very sacred and hence it is totally hidden beneath a red cloth. It is believed that Lord Shiva is present here in the form of death, destruction and dead bodies, together with Devi Chamunda. On either side of the Devi’s idol are Hanuman and Bhairo. There are scenes from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata.
Here the devotees offer prayers and worship Devi and also give offerings for their ancestors. Here, taking a dip in Ban Ganga and reciting the writings of Shat Chandi are considered to be sacred. In the older days, people used to offer sacrifices to the deity. Here, the Goddess Chamunda is enshrined as Chief Goddess with the title of Rudra in the battle between Lord Shiva and demon Jalandhra, which made this place renowned as “Rudra Chamunda”.
Chamunda Devi Temple Address:
Chamunda Temple Path,
Himachal Pradesh – 176052.
Phone Number: 097438 06306