Chamunda Devi, Palampur

Chamunda Devi

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Chamunda Devi Temple is one of the prime religious centres, which is also counted among 51 Shakti Peethas and is located at a distance of 10 km to the west of Palampur. The shrine dedicated to Goddesses Durga or Chamunda, provides an ideal ambiance for meditation and seeking blessing of the Goddess. Homage at the shrine is believed to provide spiritual peace for the ancestors of devotees.

The beautiful shrine in the midst of mountains, rivers and forests’ is believed to be dating back to 700 years. Goddess Chamunda, a manifestation of Goddess Durga is kept under cover due to it’s religious significance. Chamunda Devi Temple complex features a Kund (a pond), which is believed to have sacred water.

Besides, there is a cave-like scoop on the back side of the sanctum which represents Shivalingam. Paintings of several Gods and Goddesses located in the temple complex draws attention of the tourists.

Along with the religious centre there is a river stream flowing known as Ban Ganga.   In addition, there is an  ayurvedic dispensary, library and a Sanskrit college located around the temple.

The Library in the complex of this temple has a vast collection of ancient manuscripts, astrology books, Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads.  
 


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Himanshu Singhal

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  • Himanshu Singhal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 photos
  • 20 Reviews
  •  2554 readers

"One of the many prominent temples"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Its one of the most important temples in Michal. Its close to Palampur where our hotel was there. You need to have 2-3 hours as queues can be longer here. I took close to 2 hours
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Deepak kumar sarolia

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  • Deepak kumar sarolia
  • Lives in Thane
  • 2 Reviews
  •  365 readers

"Very good religious place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 21, 2016
Travel on foot. Very good place should be visit once. Own or hire the taxi for this place. No crowd here and open for all the time so comfortable for visiting and travelling.
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Mukesh Sharma

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  • Mukesh Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1674 readers

"Well managed temple"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
One of the oldest temples where you can sit down and feel the nearness to Maa. Nicely managed and administered temple alongside the stream is treat to watch. The facilities are being improved and will be a good place to see soon, I hope.
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Jignesh

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  • Jignesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2427 readers

"Good peaceful feeling"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
Overall nice experience to visit, I went there for some devotional when I entered the temple my mind forgot all things and tensions about life, I felt very peaceful in temple.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
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  • 503 Reviews
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  •  316767 readers

"Really amazing"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
This temple is very old, Chamunda Devi statue was really amazing. You must visit this temple. We were feeling good relaxed.
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Tanvi Gupta

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  • Tanvi Gupta
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Go once and discover the magic"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2015
A very pious ambience and a very peaceful temple, have been there thrice and wish to go again and again. Love to attend the 'aarti' that happens daily in the mornings and evenings. The mountains and weather add to the charm.
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As Seth

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  • As Seth
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 24 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  25051 readers

"Worth visiting once"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 9, 2015
For people like me, who visit the temple just out of curiosity, the temple is okay and worth visiting once. The temple was quiet clean and had a good crowd management mechanisms in place. Overall a cool place.
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Kumar

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  • Kumar
  • Lives in Madgaon
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1351 readers

"Peaceful place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2014
Arti in Mother Chamunda Devi temple in the evening was splendid. Toran was beautiful. Prasad was available after arti. Prasad was hygienic. Floor was neat and clean. Environment was religious. Peaceful locality.
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Sady Thakur

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  • Sady Thakur
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  8406 readers

"Enjoy the Aarti"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2014
Very good religious place and very good improvement in the arrangements of Aarti.
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Pankaj Kumar

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  • Pankaj Kumar
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"Must Go"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2013
About 20-22 km far from Dharmashala and Kangra, about the same distance from both place . Its a great place for Devi Darshan. The river is a must see in monsoon.
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