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Sri Jwalamukhi temple



Moolavar : Jwalamukhi
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Jwalamukhi
District : Kangra
State : Himachal Pradesh

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   The temple conducts many pujas chanting Durga Saptha Shati each day. Arati is offered to Mother Jwalamukhi five times a day.


Temple's Speciality:

   This is one among the 51 Shakti Peetas in the country where the tongue of Shakti fell. There is no fuel of any kind or wick for the burning of the flames. The blue flames appearing from the gaps between the rocks are worshipped as the form of Mother Jwalamukhi.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 4.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. continuously.


Address:

   Sri Jwalamukhi temple, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.


Phone:

   91 01970-222223, 01970-222137


General Information:

   This is one among the 51 Shakti Peetas in the country where the tongue of Shakti fell.? There is no fuel of any kind or wick for the burning of the flames.? The blue flames appearing from the gaps between the rocks are worshipped as the form of Mother Jwalamukhi.


Prayers:

   Those afflicted with the evil effects of witchcrafts and black magic pray here for relief and for mental peace.? Tantriks perform Yantra pujas in the temple to drive away such evil effects.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer milk and water to Mother as their prayer commitment.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Every Hindu believes that all merciful Mother Shakti is omnipresent in various forms in all parts of this holy soil of Hindustan.? The physical parts of Mother Shati fell in 51 spots and they are revered as Shakti Peetas including Jwalamukhi? in Himachal Pradesh representing Her tongue.? She expresses Herself in various forms, here as fire flames.? These flames, blue in colour appears naturally from the gaps among the rocks in this place in nine spots, which devotees worship as Jwalamukhi.? Among the nine forms, Mother Kali is prominent.? People worship Mother as Maha Saraswathi, Mahalakshmi and Annapoorani also.? These jwalas are burning for thousands of years without any fuel or wick.? According to researchers, these jwalas are a gas emanating from the gaps of rocks.


Temple History:

   In days of yore, a King Bhoomichand, a staunch devotee of Mother Shakti, was ruling this region.? Mother Shakti appeared in his dream and indicated the place where She was in the form of flames.? The king found the place and built the temple.? Later, Hang, the King of Nepal extended the temple with a vast Mandap and donated a big bronze bell, according to records.?In the year 1009, the temple was robbed by Gazni Mohmed. Mogul King Akbar, hearing about the flames here, ordered his men to extinguish the fire but they could not despite their best fire fighting skills. Knowing the glory of the place, Akbar donated a golden umbrella to the temple and prayed to Mother Devi to realize a wish. But Mother Devi turned down his prayer. His golden umbrella changed into one of ordinary metal. There are such political incidents linked with the history of the temple. In the year 1813, King of Punjab, Ranjit Singh visited the place, renovated the temple and covered the tower with gold. He also donated silver doors to the temple.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Jwalamukhi is one of the 51 Shakti Peeta spots in the country representing Her tongue. The blue flames are natural without oil and wick. They appear from the gaps between the rocks which devotees praise as Mother Jwalamukhi.?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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