Chamunda Devi temple is an located in Himachal Pradesh, India. The temple is around 700 years old. Chamunda is an aspects of Goddess Devi. The temple is also known as Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham. It is believed that the Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti reside in this temple. Lord Shiva resides near this temple in the form of Lord Nandikeshwar. In Hinduism, Chamunda is an aspect of Goddess Devi, the supreme Goddess. The name is a combination of Chanda and Munda, two monsters which Devi killed. Goddess Devi appeared to the priest in a dream and asking in to dig in a image of Goddess Chamunda Devi was un erthed and conscret in this temple and worship in the form of Goddess Chamunda Devi. The temple is situated on the banks of river Baner, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, also known as the Goddess of War. It is believed that once Goddess Chamunda Devi was disturbed by two demons are Chanda and Munda, while she was relaxing on top of a hill. This enraged her immensely, which gave rise to Goddess Kali in a typical tiger skin wearing a garland made of human skull. After she killed both the demons, Goddess Chamunda Devi declared a temple to be built the spot and that Goddess Kali be worshipped as Goddess Chamunda Devi.
The temple was built by Raja Umed Singh. As per the legacy, Chamunda was enshrined as chief Goddess with the title of Lord Rudra in the battle between demon Jalandhra and Lord Shiva which made this place famous as “Rudra Chamunda”. Another legacy, has it that “Savarni Manamantra” battle between the gods and demons, Chamunda emerged as Goddess Chamunda from an eyebrow of Goddess “Kaushiki” and was assigned the task of eliminating the demons “Chand” and “Mund”. Goddess Chandika fought a fierce battle with these two demons and at last killed them. Goddess Chandika took the slain heads of the two demons “Chanda” and “Munda” to the Goddess “Kaushiki” who being immensely pleased, blessed Goddess Chamunda and bestowed upon her the title of “Chamunda,” the name which is ancient all around the world.