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Himachal Pradesh Temples: 12 Famous Temples in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is known for its breathtaking views, hill stations, and magnificent temples. The state of Himachal Pradesh is full of beautiful temples and diverse cultural history. The land of the gods tells a fascinating story with its beautiful temples. Through this blog, we will try to take you closer to your spiritual self and introduce you to the mythological and captivating stories of the most iconic Himachal Pradesh temples.

12 Famous Himachal Pradesh Temples

1. Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple Himachal Pradesh

Naina Devi Temple is 51 km away from Bilaspur and is famous for Hindu Goddess Naina Devi. Raja Birchand made this temple in the 8th century. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Sati, who sacrificed herself to burn alive to avenge her husband, Lord Shiva. But Lord Shiva picked up the body of Sati and started his gyrating dance known as the Tandava dance. So to stop the Tandav dance of lord Shiva and save the universe, Lord Vishnu decided to stop him.
Lord Vishnu, with the help of his Chakra, cut the corpse of Sati into fifty-one pieces.

The pieces of her body become the holy place for the Hindu religion wherever fell. The place where her eyes “Naina” fell is the temple of the Naina Devi today. It is one of the religious and holiest places for Hindus. The Gobind Sagar Lake and Bharka Dam are situated near this temple.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Best time to Visit: April to Octobert
  • Place: Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

2. Jwala Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Jwala Devi Temple Himachal Pradesh

Jwala Devi temple is one of the famous temples in Himachal Pradesh which is located 20 km away from Kangra. In this temple, the flames burn permanently. The meaning of Jawalmukhi is the mouth of fire, and Jwala Ji means flames. This temple is one of the Shakti peeth out of 51 Shakti peeths of Goddess Sati. According to the myths, the tongue of Sati fell in this place, and the temple is named after the goddess Sati. In Dussehra Navratri here organized a big festival. These are the famous tourist places 55 km away from Dharamsala.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Best time to Visit: Octobert to February
  • Place: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Also Read: Famous Festivals Of Himachal Pradesh

3. Mata Chintpurni Devi Temple

Mata Chintpurni

It is a famous religious site in Himachal Pradesh and famous for Maa Chintpurni Devi. It is located in the Una district. It is one the peeth out of 51 peeth of Goddess Sati. According to the myths, the feet of Sati fell in this place, and the temple is named after the goddess Sati. Mata Chintpurni temple is also a sit for observing a number of North Indian festivals. This temple in Himachal Pradesh is ancient and associated with myths from Hindu legends.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 4:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Place: Una, Himachal Pradesh

4. Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple in Himachal Pradesh

This Himachal Pradesh temple is located 8 km away from Dharamsala. It is one the peeth out of 51 Shakti peeth of Goddess Sati. According to Hindu mythology, the trunk of Sati had fallen in this place after her body was cut into fifty-one pieces by Lord Vishnu with his Chakra. According to another myth, the temple goddess beheaded Chand and Munda, two demons. The other name for Chamunda Devi is Mahakali. This temple is nearby the famous Neugal cafe in Palampur.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 5:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: At the time of Navaratri.
  • Place: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

5. Bajreshwari Devi Temple

Mata Brijeshwari

Bajreshwari Devi is one of the Devi temples in Himachal Pradesh which is located in Nagarkot, Kangra District, and is dedicated to Devi Vajreshwari, the Goddess of Lightning. It is also one of the Shakti peeth out of a total of 51 Shakti peeth of Goddess Sati. According to Hindu mythology, The left breast of Sati fell in this place after her body was cut into fifty-one pieces by Lord Vishnu with his Chakra, thus making it a Shakti Peeth. This temple is nearby the temple Maa Chamunda Devi 16km away. This is also a famous tourist and pilgrimage place.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Place: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Also Read: Folk Dances Of Himachal Pradesh

6. Baijnath Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Baijnath Temple Himachal Pradesh

It’s an ancient temple built in 804 A.D. and dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located in Baijnath, 16 km away from Palampur in Kangra district. According to Hindu mythology, Ravana once worshipped Shiva in this temple. The temple was built in the 13th century. During the Shivratri fair, thousands of pilgrims descend on Baijnath for the colorful fair and festivities. It is one of the famous out of the famous Religious places.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Place: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

7. Bijli Mahadev Temple

Bijli Mahadev

This temple is located 14 km away from Kullu and situated at elevation 2,435 meters. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva. The temple is called Bijli Mahadev because of the 60 feet high staff, which attracts lightning Bijli and every time, it destroys the Shiv Lingh. Butter is, then, used as an adhesive by the priest to put the `linga’ together again. On the special occasion of Mahashivratri, their local people celebrate and worship here.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: March to September
  • Place: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Also Read: Shrikhand Mahadev Trek

8. Baba Balak Nath Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Baba Balak Nath

This is one of the famous Himachal Pradesh temples which is located in Deothsidh in dhauladhar hill of Hamirpur district. This Temple of Baba Balak Nath is an important Hindu religious destination. This temple is situated in a Cave; people come here to seek Baba Balak Nath’s blessings & all year round. Baba Balak Nath does the miracle in Shah Talai and the meditation Tapsya here, so this temple is dedicated to Baba Balak Nath.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: Sunday is the best day to visit Baba Balak Nath temple.
  • Place: Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

9. Manimahesh

Manimahesh Famous Temples in Himachal Pradesh

The temple is located 64 km away from the Chamba and is situated at elevation 4000 meters in the Chamba district. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva famous religious place with a beautiful lake here. In August and September, here organized an attractive Mela, and the path was very difficult. It is one of the famous out of the famous Religious places.

  • Days: Manimahesh Yatra will start on day of Krishan Janamashtami and ends on Radha Ashtami.
  • Best Time to Visit: April to Mid-November
  • Place: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Also Read: Himachal Pradesh Mountains

10. Manikaran

Manikaran

This is a very famous pilgrimage place in Himachal Pradesh, which is located 10 km away from Kullu, 1 km away from this place, a beautiful Parvati Ganga name place is here. Manikaran is famous for hot springs; thousands of people take a dip in its hot waters. There is an ancient Hindu temple and a gurdwara here. Manikaran is also associated with Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Parvati, who lost and recovered her earring here.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June
  • Place: Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Also Read: Tourist Places In Himachal Pradesh

11. Jhaku Temple

Jakhu Temple

Another famous Himachal Pradesh temples is Jakhu which is situated at a distance of two kilometers from the state capital Shimla. You can also reach there by straight stairs at Jakhu Temple. The height of this temple is situated at a distance of 8500 feet above sea level. There are many legends behind this temple. This temple was built by a monk Yaku who was a devotee of Hanuman. Jakhu was named after Yaku. Jakhu Temple is located in Shimla, the famous tourist destination of Himachal. This temple is dedicated to Hanuman and is situated in Jakhu Valley. Every year thousands of devotees come here.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: March – June, Also at the time of Dussehra.
  • Place: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

12 Laxmi Narayan Temple

Laxmi Narayan Temple

Laxmi Narayan is Himachal Pradesh Shiva temple, located in Chamba district. A large number of devotees visit this temple every year. This temple was built in the 10th century and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Raja Sahil Varma. According to legend, the king had sent his sons from the mountain in search of marble stones so that Lord Vishnu could make an idol.

Although the king’s sons brought the marble stones, the king saw that all the stones were bad and frogs were sitting on them. In anger, King Sahil Varman asked his 8 sons to bring back better marble stones than before, but all were killed in the return. Then the king asked his eldest son to get the stone and the eldest son killed the invaders and a saint helped him and managed to get the stone.

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 12.30 PM, 2.30 PM – 8.30 PM
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October
  • Place: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

FAQs

1. What are the most famous temples in Shimla?

Jhaku Temple, Kali Bari Temple, Hatu Mata, Bhimkali and Sankat Mochan Temple are the famous temple of Shimla.

2. How many temples are there in Himachal?

Presently there are a total of 591 temples in Himachal, which are famous for Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

3. Which is the oldest temple of Himachal Pradesh?

Lakshana Devi Temple which is located in Bharmour of Chamba district.

4. Where is Naina Devi Fair held?

Naina Devi Fair is held in Bilaspur district especially during Shravan Ashtami and Navratras of Chaitra and Ashwin.

5. What is the climb of Manimahesh?

Manimahesh Lake is located at an altitude of 4,080 meters (13,390 ft) in Bharmour in Chamba district.

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