Jwalamukhi Temple Jwalamukhi
Jwalamukhi Temple dedicated to Jwalamukhi the Goddess of Light is one of the Maha Shaktipeeth temple, there are 51 Shakti Peetas across the country, of these 4 are considered as Adi Shaktipeeth and 18 as Maha Shakti Peethas ,is located in the lower Himalayas in Jawalamukhi town of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh about 55 kilometers from the larger town of Dharamshala. Jwalamukhi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeth temple in India.
There is no idol located in the temple as it is believed that Sati's tongue fell here and the goddess is manifested as small blue flames that burn through fissures in the old rock. So, the Jwalamukhi, or the deity of fire, is worshipped in the form of flames coming out of the rock.
The temple has a small platform in front and a huge brass bell, which was presented by the King of Nepal. There is a mystic Yantra or a diagram of the Goddess inside the temple, which is covered with shawls and ornaments. The temple of Jawalamukhi does not have an idol to worship.
Inside the temple there is a 3 feet square pit with pathway all around. In the center there is a hollowed rock over a primary fissure of flame. This one is regarded as the mouth of the Mahakali. The flames emit out from several other point in the pit. They are nine in total which represent the different form of goddess - Saraswati, Annapurna, Chandi, Hing laj, Vidhya, Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi which burn continuously. Book A tour Package to Jwalamukhi Temple. Book Tour Package to Jwalamukhi Temple Jwalamukhi