Brajeshwari Temple

chamunda mata mandir

Brajeshwari Temple

Brajeshwari Templeis located at the distance of 28kms from chamunda on Dharamshala-
Palampur road.
The Brajeshwari Devi Temple is located in the old Kangra Township of the state of Himachal Pradesh, which was built over the charred breasts of Sati. This is the scared shrine which is renowned for its great wealth. Over the ages and decades it has been plundered relentlessly. Mahmud of Ghazni was the first plundered and looted it in 1009….
History of Jwalamukhi Temple ( Kangra ) – Himachal Pradesh
Dating back to the origin of Adishakti or Sati, the temple basks in a glorious past. It was to get respite from the unending atrocities of the demons that the gods concentrated their individual energies at one point, thus giving birth to Sati. Brought up in the house of Prajapati Daksha, Sati got married to Lord Shiva later.
Once Prajapati Daksha organized a yajna and invited al the gods and goddesses to it barring Lord Shiva. Sati wanted to partake in this grand affair so she reached the place of the Yajna uninvited. All her sisters were welcomed by her father there except her. Daksha did not even dedicate the sacred portion of the Yajna Prasad to Lord Shiva. This made Sati feel immensely humiliated. Therefore, she immolated herself in the fire of the Yajna.
Sati’s end disturbed the Lord Shiva immensely. He sliced Daksha’s head. On his reparation, the Lord affixed the head of a male goat to him. Unable to restore his mental peace even then, He roamed in the entire universe carrying Sati’s burnt body. Foreseeing a calamity approaching, the gods requested Lord Vishnu to diffuse the anger of Shiva. At this, Lord Vishnu cut apart Sati’s body into several pieces with his Sudharshan Chakra. Wherever those pieces of sati’s body fell on earth, a shaktipeetha or the power centre of the goddess came up.