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Mata Brajeshwari Devi Temple

Significance

Significance


Mata Brajeshwari Devi Temple is located in  Kangra , Himachel Pradesh. This Shakthi peetha is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

The primary deity of the temple, brajeshwariidevi, also known as Vajrayogini, is considered an incarnation of goddess Parvati or Aadi-Maya on earth. Her name literally means "the lady of the Vajra (thunderbolt)".

Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the honor of Lord Shiva in her Fathers Yagya. Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. In order to stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Chakra. The right breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peeth.

The original temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their dream in which she told them that she is situated in the Nagarkot village and if they want them self to be secure they should make a temple for her in that area otherwise they will be destroyed.

That same night they made a magnificent temple for her in the Nagarkot village. This temple was looted a number of time by the Muslim invaders. Inside the main area Goddess brajeshwari is present in the form of Pindi. The temple also have a small temple of Bhairav.

About

About


Brajeshwari Temples in Kangra is one of famous himachal pradesh temples said to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati.The Shree Brajeshwari Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess brajeshwarii, located in the town Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India.

The scared shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The Brajeshwari Devi temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds. Brijeshwari temple in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

It is while coloured temple which is one of the famous temples in Himachal Pradesh and also one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India.

One can visit Brajeshwari Devi Temple or the Palampur at any time of the year, except perhaps during December or January when it is generally bitterly cold outside.

Summers here at this place are generally extremely pleasant and warm; hence this season would be an ideal time for travel buffs to visit the place.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.
Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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