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Places of Interest near Chintpurni Temple

Jwalamukhi Devi Temple: Jwala Ji Devi temple is another Shaktipeeth where the tongue of Devi Sati had fallen. This is situated about 35km North-East of Chintpurni Devi temple. Devotees usually visit Jwala Ji after Chintpurni Ji. It is also believed that the Prasad taken at Mata Chintpurni Ji temple is not taken to Maa Jwala Ji temple. Read more about Maa Jwala Ji at website www.JaiMaaJwalaJi.org

Shri Kaleshwar Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is more than 400 years old. This temple is considered as the Maha Rudra Temple guarding the Mata Chintpurni Devi in the Eastern side. According to the belief of the locals, each year in the months of monsoon, the water of the Vyas River keeps rising until it reaches the Shivling. Once the water reaches the Jalahri of the Shivling, it subsides. Read more about Shri Kalinath Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple.

Bijli Mahadev: Situated a few kilometers from Kullu, this revered Lord Shiva temple in Himachal Pradesh is blessed by Lord Shiva Himself in the form of Bijli (lightning). The temple has a 20ft high pole that attracts Lord’s blessings in the form of lightning, which shatters the Shivling placed inside the temple. Each time this happens, the priest of the temple has to restore the Shivling using butter. A regular bus goes up to Chansari village, 14km from Kullu. The remaining 3km are to be traversed on foot.

Shiv Bari: Also known as the Drona Shiv Mandir, this 5000 years old temple is located 17km from the Chintpurni Devi temple. The temple is amidst a forest in Gagret. The temple has shamshan area on all four sides of the temple and 4 water wells one on each side. Read more about Drona Shiv Mandir.

Chamunda Devi Temple: Located on the banks of Baner river, this is the abode of Shiva and Shakti both. Shakti in the form of Chamunda. Thus name, becuase at this place She killed two ferocious monsters named Chanda and Munda. Read more about Chamunda Devi at Wikipedia.

Sheetla Devi Temple: located 5km towards west from the Chintpurni temple, in the village of Dharamsala Manthan.

Naina Devi Temple: About 115km from Mata Chintpurni temple, Naina Devi ji is another Shaktipeeth where Devi Sati’s eyes fell. Read more about Mata Naina Devi Ji.

Kangra Devi Temple: This is also a Shaktipeeth where the chest part of Devi Sati is said to be have fallen. Located in the town Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, 50km from the Chintpurni temple, this is also called Brajeshwari Devi Temple.

Vaishno Devi Temple: Vaishno Devi Ji temple is one of the most revered places of pilgrimage for Maa Durga devotees all over the world. Mata Vaishno Devi Ji is the manifestation of the powers of Maa Maha Kali, Maa Maha Lakshmi and Maa Maha Saraswati Ji together. The temple is located about 60km from the Jammu city. Read more at the Wikipedia page for Mata Vaishno Devi Ji.

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