Chamunda Devi is a Shakti shrine, situated 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River. This colorful shrine has a wrathful form of Durga or Chamunda. The idol in the temple is considered so sacred that it is completely hidden beneath a red cloth. Here Lord shiva is present in the form of death, destruction & dead bodies along with Devi Chamunda.In the temple the devotees can see scenes from the Devi Mahatmya, Ramayan and Mahabharata. On either side of the Devi’s image is Hanuman and Bhairo.Devotees offer prayers, worship and give offerings for their ancestors.It is thought to be sacred to take a dip in Ban Ganga and to read and recite the writings of Shat Chandi. In the old days, people used to offer sacrifices also to the deity. The Goddess Chamunda was enshrined as chief Goddess with the title of Rudra in the battle between demon Jalandhra and Lord Shiva which made this place famous as “Rudra Chamunda”.
This is a mural of the Goddesses Kali and Ambika.. got the inspiration to do it from my recent visit to a famous Shakti temple.. here the two godesses are shown on the battlefield where they have just got rid of a mighty army of demons sent by their kings Shumbh and Nishumbh.. the demons had manged to overpower the demigods and they had to take the help of these goddesses to get rid of the monsters! The two goddesses divided their powers and spread over the battlefield killing and maiming the Asuras (demons) and forcing them to retreat…The placid Ambika and fierce Chamunda (Kali) give a contrast in the fresco.. Kali is also called Chamunda here because she beheaded the two most senior generals of the Asura army called Chand and Mund.. there is a temple situated at the exact spot where Kali killed these demons and it is called the Chamunda Temple.
Duration / Distance
Kms : 30 KMS
Duration : 45 Min Drive from Taragarh Palace
INNOVA : INR 2,500/- plus 18% GST
Small Cab : INR 1,800/- plus 18% GST
GUIDE : INR 2,500/- plus 18% GST