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Famous religious places and temples dedicated to Maa Durga :
MAA NAINA DEVI
As per Hindu Mythology and Legend, Lord Shiva's consort Sati burnt herself alive in the Yajna (Yagya) to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu moves his Chakra and cuts the Sati's body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva's wrath. All the fifty one places - where parts of Sati's body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths.
It is the place where Sati's eyes fell where this temple is situated. Therefore, this temple is known as Naina Devi.The word Naina is associated with Sati's eyes.
Reaching Naina Devi Temple : The Temple of Naina Devi Ji is on hill top of Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh in India. The famous Naina Devi Ji temple can be reach by Road as connected with National Highway No. 21. The Nearest Airport is Chandigarh and is connected with New Delhi by Jet Airways and Indian Airlines Flights. The distance of the Naina Devi Shrine from Chandigarh is around 100 KM. Pilgrims generally reach here by their own Cars/Taxies.
MAA CHAMUNDA DEVI
Chamunda Devi Temple is an attractive spot with glorious views of the mountains, the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahla forests. The Temple is situated 15 KM from Dharamshala on Palampur road. Chamunda Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamunda Devi. On reaching the temple, there is a great and superb view of Dhaula Dhar on three sides and Baner Khud flowing alongside the temple.
MAA JWALA DEVI
Jwala Devi (The Flaming Goddess) is recognized as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India, Jwalamukhi's Devi Temple, tended by the followers of Goraknath, is set against a cliff. The picturesque temple, built against a wooded spur, in the Indo-Sikh style, has a dome that was gilded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. An eternally burning flame that issues from a hollow rock in the sanctum is considered the manifestation of the goddess Devi.
The main attraction is the burning of 9 Flames without any fuel.
Pilgrims can reach Jwala Devi Temple by regular Bus Service or by hiring Taxis from Kangra, Himachal Pradesh The Temple is at a distance of 34 KM in south of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
MAA CHINTPURNI DEVI
Chintpurni is one of the most visited religious place in India. Chintpurni is located in Una, Himachal Pradesh. It is surrounded by the Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shivalik range bordering the state of punjab.
The temple is situated on one of the highest peaks of the Sola Singhi range of hills. It is about 3 km west of Bharwain which is located on the Hoshiarpur - Dharmashala road. This road is part of the State Highway network and is normally kept in good shape throughout the year.
Private vehicles are usually not allowed beyond the Chintpurni bus stand which is about 1.5 km from the Temple. You would have to walk this distance. About half of this distance is up a gentle incline and through a very busy market.
The timing of the temple is from 4 AM to 11 PM
Reaching Maa Chintpurni Temple: There are a number of ways to get to Chintpurni from Delhi.
Bus Service by Delhi and Himachal State Transport ply on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Chintpurni route. Bus Service on the Delhi-Chandigarh-Dharamshala and Delhi-Chandigarh-Palampur route are are are to either Bharwain or Chintpurni.
MAA VAISHNO DEVI
Mata Vaishno Devi Mandir is located at Trikuta Hills, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir and is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Shakti, Maa Bhagwati. Maa Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Vaishnavi and is a manifestation of the Mother Goddess.
MAA KANGRA DEVI / BRAJESHWARI DEVI
Maa Brajeshwari Devi, also called Vajreshvari Temple is located in the town of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. As per Hindu Mythology, when Sati's body was cut into different pieces, the remaining parts were in this place. Some also believe that it was Sati's breast that fell here. A number of pilgrims come here from various parts to worship the Goddess in the temple. Some devotees cut off their tongues as a sign of devotion to Goddess. The tongues grow quickly, and sometimes on the spot heeling. Maa is worshipped here in the form of a pindi. The offerings to Goddess are divided into three parts each for Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati.
MAA BALASUNDRI DEVI
Maa Bala Sundri Temple is situated in Trilokpur, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA on an hillock about 24 KM South-West of Nahan.
MAA BAGALAMUKHI DEVI
In Hindu Mythology and Legends, Bagalamukhi or Bagala is one of the Mahavidya Goddesses. Bagalamukhi Devi demolish the devotee's misconceptions and delusions. Goddess is also known as Pitambara in Northern India.
In Hindu Mytholody, it is believed that offering of Puja and homa to Devi Bagala Mukhi acts like a weapon to stop the enemy to do any kind of harm against the devotee. It is also believed in the legends that by offering Puja and Homa to Devi Bagalamukhi, devotee can get a relief from legal problems, adverse incidents, possibility of accidents and an anticipated unnatural Death.
MAA SHEETALA DEVI
Sheetla Devi temple in Una, Himachal Pradesh. Sheetala Devi Temple is dedicated to Maa Durga. In Hindu Mythology, Maa Sheetala is an aspect of Shakti. Maa Sheetala is the Hindu Goddess and is known to cure the dreaded disease. Maa Sheetala is also considered as an incarnation of Goddess Parvati and Maa Durga, two forms of Shakti.
MAA MANSA DEVI