Bajreshwari Temple Mcleodganj (India)
The Bajreshwari Devi Temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh behind the crowded market of Kangra Town. It is said to be constructed by Goddess Bajreshwari itself at a place where once the famous Ashwamedh or horse-sacrifice took place. Standing behind the cricket field, numerous food selling stalls and bustling streets, the temple stands high and proves its presence by the echoing sounds of its huge bells. The annual Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated at this temple with great pomp and show. On this auspicious occasion, ghee is applied to the idol of the goddess and water is poured 100times. After that, the idol is decorated with flowers. This is practiced for a week.
Open and Closing Time
Visiting Time: Bajreshwari Devi Temple open at 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM in Summer and in Winter temple open at 06:30 AM to 08:00 PM Aarti Timings:Summer Aarti start at 05:30 AM and 08:30 PM; Winter Aarti start at 07:00 AM and 07:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hrs
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
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Interesting facts about Bajreshwari Temple
In the picturesque Kangra valley, at the foothills of Himalayas, is the shrine of Bajreshwari Devi. It is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Himachal Pradesh. The temple stands behind the cricket field and bustling streets and high as well proving its presence by the echoing sounds of bells.
The temple was originally built by Pandavas and the shrine has undergone various attacks. In 1009 Mahmud Ghazni looted the temple, and later the shrine was restored and again ransacked in 1360 by Firoz Tughlaq. The great Mughal emperor Akbar then restored it once again. In 1905, an earthquake destroyed it but it was built again by the Kangra committee. The temple is located in New Kangra, Mandir Rd, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. The place is well connected by roads to various parts of the state. Taxis and Buses are available from nearby cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Dharamshala, etc. The airport is just 10km away from the temple which makes it very easy for tourists and travelers to visit the same and get access to. The best time to visit the temple is during the months of January on the course of the Makar Sankranthi celebrations and during October on the course of the Navaratri celebrations.