Jwalamukhi Temple – The Flaming Goddess
According to Legend the Half Burnt Tongue of Satti Fell Here
The extremely sacred place for Hindus, Jwalamukhi temple is located in district Kangra. Among 51 total Shaktipeethas in India this temple is famous among Hindus and attracts pilgrims from all over the country who seek the blessings of the flaming Goddess.
According to mythology the half burnt tongue of Sati fell at this place, when Lord Vishnu cut through the corpse of Sati. No idol is placed in the temple and the flame is only worshiped which lights up naturally through rock as the manifestation of Goddess Jwalamukhi.
As per the legend Akbar the dominant king of the Mughal dynasty also tested his powers on Maa Jwala but failed and later became a devotee of this Goddess by willingly submitting his powers. Pandavas too visited this auspicious place are said to carried out some renovation works in the temple. Other than this Raja Sansar Chand Katoch, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Raja of Nadaun all paid their obeisance at this temple.
Jwalamukhi Fair is held twice in year during the Navratris in the month of April and October.5 Different aartis are conducted in the temple which is a grand experience for the devotees:
01: Mangal Aarti : This is the earliest aarti performed at 05 AM
02: Panjupchar Aarti: This aarti is usually done at the time of sunrise.
03: Madhyayan Kaal Aarti: Performed in mid-noon this is also called Bhog ki aarti.
04: Sayan Kaal Aarti: As the name suggests this aarti is done in evening.
05: Shaiyan Aarti: Performed during late evenings this aarti is offered to prepare Maa’s bed to sleep.
Visit this temple and have a simply divine experience where the mystery of burning flames still remains unsolved.