Jwala ji Temple
Did you know that Jwala Ji Temple, in Jawalamukhi, Himachal Pradesh is one of the Shakti Peethas and the Hindu genealogy registers are also kept at this place. If you want to know more about the temple and history and also how this temple is associated with Akbar, keep reading and we would discuss more about this temple.
Sati’s tongue fell here and is one of the Shakti Peethas. Jwalamukhi is the temple dedicated to Goddess Jawalamukhi, the Goddess of Flaming face. The temple is located on the Dharamshala-Shimla road and the nearest Railway station is Jawalamukhi Road which is around 20 kilometers from the temple. Flames come out of the crevices of the rocks in the temple and is the main deity in the temple. There is a huge bell hung in the temple complex and it was gifted by King of Nepal.
Havan is conducted once a day in the temple and Aarti is also conducted 5 times in a day. The deity is offered condensed milk or Rabri and mishri as Bhog. As per history, the Mughal emperor tried to extinguish the flames in the temple by using water, however he failed. He then presented a Gold Chattar to the deity, however as the Chattar was kept in the temple, it was converted to a different metal and the metal is still unknown to this world. Such is the power of the Jwala ji Temple.
One can easily reach the temple by Road and the nearest Airport is the Gaggal Airport in Kangra district. One can hire a taxi to reach the temple after the Air journey. The narrow gauge railways connects this place. One can board the narrow gauge train from Pathankot Junction in Punjab.
The temperature at this place is very hot during summers. The recommended time to visit Jwala ji Temple would be from October till March. Although one can go throughout the year.
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