|Manu||Date: Monday, 14-March-2016, 8:05 PM | Message # 1|
CHAMUNDA DEVI TEMPLE : The temple, dedicated to the wrathful form of Goddess Durga, is situated atop the Shah Madar hill. A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva also stands right behind the main Chamunda temple. Infront of the temple, there are two old peepul tree standing on a platform. These trees have been providing shelter to the incoming visitors for long. Moreover, from this platform, you can also catch fantastic views of other temples and landmarks of the town.The most important thing is the footprints of goddess Chamunda Devi can see in this temple. This temple is placed in the hilltop. Here the devotees offers the little brass bell to fulfill their blessings. The roof of the mandapa is divided into nine squares. It contains beautiful wooden sculptures. The entire roof was designed with floral designs. In the entrance of the Mandapa a huge brass bell is fixed . This temple is protected as a monument of National Importance.
Currently, the temple is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is an ideal picnic spot throughout the year because it has an easy approach and a commanding view. This temple can be approached by road from Chamba (3 kms). It lies on the right hand side of the Chamba-Jhamwar road.