Jwalaji Mata

Jwalaji Mata

One of the famous Shakti Peethas, Jwalamukhi Temple is located 35 kms on the southern side of the Kangra Valley. Overseeing the Dhauladhar mountain range, this Jwala Mata Mandir is set amid the rolling hills and does not house any statue of God. Jwala Devi symbolising the God of Light is worshiped in the Jwalamukhi Temple situated in the Himachal Township Jwalamukhi. Jwalaji is also called the 'She of the Flaming Mouth' or the 'Flaming Goddess'. As per the Hindu mythological tales, Sati's tongue fell off in this place while Lord Vishnu was cutting through the carcass of Sati. It is said that even the Pandavas visited this sacred site. The power of Jwalaji is said to be highly acknowledged. It is assumed that Kangra's Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch dreamt of this holy place who was an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga. Raja erected the Jwalamukhi temple at the same location where he dreamt it to be.