The Brajeshwari Devi Temple is located in the old Kangra Township of the state of Himachal Pradesh, which was built over the charred breasts of Sati. This is the scared shrine which is renowned for its great wealth. Over the ages and decades it has been plundered relentlessly. Mahmud of Ghazni was the first plundered and looted it in 1009. After about 35 years, the local King regained its possession. The scared shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The Brajeshwari Devi temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds.
Significance of the templeOver the ages and decades it has been plundered relentlessly. Mahmud of Ghazni was the first plundered looted it in 1009. After about 35 years, the local King has regained its possession. The scared shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The Brajeshwari Devi temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds. In the year 1360, then later Firoz Shah Tughlaq again ransacked it. After him Emperor Akbar visited the temple with his Dewan, Toder Mal and restored its former grandeur. In the year of 1905 due to An earthquake the temple was annihilated but a new temple was raised on the same year
The pograph shows the beautiful sight of the Brijeshwari temple in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is while coloured temple which is one of the famous temples in Himachal Pradesh and also one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India.
Time to VisitThe climate in Palampur is quite similar to other hill stations in the Himalayan region, the temperatures in summer ranges from 15 to 29 degrees and the temperature in winter ranges around minus four degrees. One can visit Brajeshwari Devi Temple or the Palampur at any time of the year, except perhaps during December or January when it is generally bitterly cold outside. Summers here at this place are generally extremely pleasant and warm; hence this season would be an ideal time for travel buffs to visit the place.
Other places to Visit
Pong Lake Sanctuary
The Pong Lake Sanctuary is situated around 65-km from Panthankot and 115-km from Dharamsala. The wildlife sanctuary is the home to animals like Nilgai, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Buar, Clawless Otter, and Leopard. Water sports are also quite a good option here.
Masrur Temple is around 15 km away from Kangra town and is quite well known for its Shikhara style rock cut temples.
The carvings of these temples are hugely similar to that of the Ellora caves in Maharashtra, India, though they are in a need of bit of maintenance work.
There is magnificent sight seeing which can be felt when one moves into the surroundings from Masrur to Kangra.
Accommodation Facilities at the TempleHOTEL THE GRANDRAJ
Dharamshal Road, Kangra, Distt Kangra Himachal Pradesh- 176001 (INDIA) Phone +91-01892-260901-05 Mobile +91-93180 22525 / 92185 64666
JAGTAMBA GUEST HOUSE CUM RESTAURANT
Near Bus Stand Baijnath, Distt Kangra - 176057 (H.P) INDIA Phone: +91-1894-263714 Phone +91-01892-260901-05 Mobile : +91 94181-55821
BHAGSU VIEW HOTEL & RESTAURANT
p.o. Bhagsu Nag Mcleod Ganj Road, Dharamsala - Distt Kangra 176219 (H.P) INDIA Phone: +91-1892-221968 Mobile : +91 94181 87234
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How to Reach the Temple
- To reach the Brajeshwari Temple one can find that the Kangra airport is at a distance of 7 kilometre from the town. Even there are direct flights to Delhi.
- With the help of Railways the closest broad gauge railhead is located at Pathankot which is 86 km away.
- The Roadways are well connected to Kangra with numerous other destinations in the state. Dharamshala is just 18 km away.