About Himachal's Temples

         A number of pilgrimage centers and Hindu temples are situated in Himachal Pradesh. There are more than two thousand temples in Himachal Pradesh. These Himachal Pradesh Temples are also magnificent works of architecture. The temples are the centers of attraction for the visitors and tourists. Many of them are also associated with ancient legends.

According to a myth, it is believed that Sati's eye fell at the very place where the Naina Devi Yatra in Himachal Pradesh is built. The temple of Naina Devi Yatra is situated in the district of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.

Jawalmukhi temple is one of the most visited temples in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Hindu legends, Sati's tongue fell in the place where the temple is being erected. The hindu temple is built in homage to goddess Jawalmukhi, also known as Maa Jwala Ji. The meaning of Jawalmukhi is mouth of flames.

The temple of Mata Chintpurni is dedicated to Mata Chintpurni and Chhinnamastika Devi. It is located in the Una district. The deity has derived such a name from the idol of goddess Durga in the temple, which is without a head.

The Baijnath temple is located in the Bias valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is a temple that has been dedicated to Siva Vaidyanatha, meaning the Lord of the physicians. The Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest temples and also the largest one, situated in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. There are six temples that are situated in the complex of the Laxmi Narayan Temple.

The temple of Bijli Mahadev is situated in the Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. The altitude at which the temple is situated is about 2,438 meter amidst a beautiful location.

The Hadimba Temple is built to pay homage to Devi Hadimba. The second pandav, Bhim was the husband of Hadimba. The Renukaji Temple is built near the Renuka Lake. It is built in the memory of Renuka.


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