Bajreshwari Mata Temple Kangra / Kangra Devi Mandir

Location: Mandir Road, New Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm (from April to September)
06:30 to 08:00 pm (from October to March)
Note: Temple timings can be extended on special occasions.

About the temple

Bajreshwari Shaktipeeth of Kangra is one such abode of the mother where all the grief of devotees is overcome by having a glimpse of their Goddess. The right chest of Sati fell and where the three Pindis of the mother are worshipped as a symbol of three religions. Seeing the holy rays of the Sun God bathing in the mountains and the huge mountain range of Kangra glittering like gold at the arrival of dawn, it seems as if an accomplished jeweler has put a sheet of gold on the valley.

Goddess Bajreshwari Devi, also known as the Goddess of Nagar Kot and Kangra Devi; hence this temple is also called Nagar Kot Dham. Bajreshwari Devi temple is the most magnificent temple in Himachal Pradesh. The golden urns placed in the temple, are seen from a distance.

Best time to Visit

The best time to visit the temple between September to March, due to its major festivals celebrated in the temple. Moreover, the climate of the state is also pleasant during these months.

History of the temple

The old name of Kangra was Nagar Kot, and it is said that this temple was built during the era of Pandavas. The temple of Bajreshwari Devi Ji is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.

According to the mythology, There was a king named Daksha Prajapati, the father of Goddess Sati, who is married to Lord Shiva. Once King Daksha performed a Yajna and invited all the Saint and deity except Lord Shiva and Sati. When Sati got to know about the yajna, she decided to go and present there even after the refusal of Lord Shiva. After reaching there, Sati asked her father why he hadn't called them and in response, King Daksha insulted Lord Shiva. After hearing the insult of Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati jumped into the yajna and burnt herself. Then Lord Shiva was roaming in the entire universe carrying the corpse of Goddess Sati and started doing the tandava (the dance of destruction). At the same time, Lord Vishnu had divided Sati's body into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra. A Shaktipeeth was formed where her body parts fell. The left chest of Sati fell at this place which is worshipped as Goddess Bajreshwari or Kangra Devi.

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Symbol of three Religions

Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims all offer flowers of faith in the Brajeshwari temple. The three domes present in the temple are the symbols of the three religions. The first dome is of the Hindu religion, whose shape is like a temple, the second is of the Sikh sect, and the third dome is the symbol of Muslim society. According to mythological beliefs, Maa Durga had some injuries after killing Mahishasura. To remove those injuries, Mother Goddess applied butter to her body. On the day the Mother uses this butter, the Pindi of the Goddess has covered with butter, and a week-long celebration has held.

The Temple tells about future Events

The speciality of the temple is that the temple forewarns the devotees about future events. If any big problem is about to come here, tears start falling from the idol of Bhairav Baba. Then the temple priests organize a huge havan and request the Mother to avert the disaster. The idol of Baba Bhairav is five thousand years old.

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Custom and Rituals of the temple

The aarti is performed five times daily in the temple. The goddess is adorned with yellow sandalwood and is dressed in new clothes and gold jewelry. The morning aarti of the mother is done by offering gram, puri, and fruits. The unique thing is that the midday aarti and the ritual of offering food to the goddess are kept secret.

Goddess is sparking in the form of Pindi is worshiped The statues of several Gods and Goddesses are also enshrined in Bajreshwari temple, and the idol of Bhairav ​​Nath dwelled on the left side of the temple. Bhairav ​​Nath is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Places to visit near around

  • Kangra Fort - A Memorable Masterpiece
  • McLeod Ganj - Popular for Monasteries, Museums, Temples, Waterfalls, Lakes, and Tibetan settlements
  • Nagarkot Fort Museum - Best Museum of Kangra
  • Dhauladhar Range - The headquarters of Kangra district
  • Kareri Lake - Famous for Trekking
  • Palampur - A Peaceful Hill Station
  • Gupt Ganga Temple - A Religious Pilgrimage
  • Baglamukhi Temple - Sidh Peeth
  • Kareri Lake - Watered with melted snow, and Mind-blowing trekking destination
  • Dhuladhar Range - Ideal place for wildlife buffs
  • Jwala ji temple - Famous Shaktipeeth
  • Masoori Rock Cut Temple, Kangra - Popular archaeological site
  • Indrahar Pass,Kangra - Popular Trekking Route

Best Time to Visit

September to June

Temple Timing

6:00 AM- 9:00 PM

How to Reach

Bus: The bus is the best medium to reach Brajeshwari temple, Kangra. It is only at a distance of 1.3km.

Train: Kangra Railway station to Brajeshwari temple distance is 17.9 km via Tanda Hospital Road.   

 Air:  Kangra Airport is in NH 154, Gaggal . It is at a distance of 10.1 km from the Brajeshwari Temple.

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