Jwalamukhi Temple


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Ranked 9 of 54 sightseeing in Dharamshala
The famous Jwalamukhi Temple is about 56 km from Dharamsala in the Valley of Beas. Unlike any other temple, this one doesn't have a statue or an image, but a constantly burning blue flame that seems to come from the rocks. Jwalamukhi Temple is a temple of the Goddess of Light. Jwalamukhi is also known as the Flaming Goddess or She of the Flaming Mouth. According to one legend, Lord Shiva conquered the Demon Jalandhara by burying him with mountains. The flames are believed to come from his mouth. The local women who worship the Goddess here believe that she will grant any wish, any desire and many songs are composed in honour of Jwalamukhi Devi and sung on the walk to the temple. First built by the Sikh Raja Kharak Singh, the temple is ornate and heavily embellished with a gilt dome, lots of gold and decorated pinnacles. The doors to the temple are of pure silver and of such beauty that Lord Harding is said to have had a copy made for himself. A canal channels the spring waters which come from a different source around the back of the temple and another local story states that the Emperor Akbar built this canal in an attempt to put out the flames in the temple. When it didn't work, he became an ardent devotee himself. In fact one of the local women's songs has lyrics that describe how Akbar came to the temple and placed his gold crown near the flames. The Goddess turned the gold to copper. Two huge fairs are held at the temple in April and mid October during the Navratries which anyone can attend. This is definitely a temple worth visiting if only for the legend that surrounds it.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
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6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Vijay Sharma

Vijay Sharma4.3/5

36 reviews

Jwalaji The Divine Lights Most Realistic

Jwalaji Temple is within Kangra Valley and very near to Dharamshala. Tourists visited across all India and worldwide. Batu Divine Lights are continuously signing all the times from decade's. Muslim Emperor Akbar visited the temple taken several test and found these divine lights natural and pay his homage to the my Jwalaji but that was refused and his presented Gold Chattar (Umbrella) is lying there as a metal. In Navtara there are crowd. Dharamsala's, guest houses and hotels are near the Temple.

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7 reviews

Crowd during weekends and holidays

It's a very nice place with full of cosmic energy. Jwalaji has no idol, she is worshipped in the form of fire, there is a sump (without water) like place on the floor inside the temple. From one of the vertical walls of that sump you can see burning fire without any fuels, this is Jwalaji. She is one of the shakti peethas in India, everyone should see this in their own eyes to believe the existence of such things even in the days of science and technology. There is huge crowd during weekends and holidays so reach there early, this place is around 70 kms from Dharamshala.

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Tanvi Gupta

Tanvi Gupta5.0/5

13 reviews

Simply mystifying but must go

Its a Hindu religious temple worshipping the many natural flames that arise out of the mountain rocks, and never blow out. It leaves you convinced about the existence of a supernatural force. The temple in itself is well maintained, very clean and systematic.

Rajneesh Goyal

Rajneesh Goyal5.0/5

4 reviews

Well managed and maintained

Good one. Well managed and maintained.Nice shopping ideas for kids and offers wide choice of goods for devotees.

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Safe tour Travels4.3/5

3 reviews

Hindu Religious Place.

Not so crowded, neat and clean. Well managed by the management and the surroundings are not dirty like many other religious places.
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