Vajreshwari Temple

Vajreshwari Temple

  • Chamba
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • India

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Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba Overview

Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba also known as Shree Vajreshwari Mata Mandir, Kangra Devi Mandir or Brajeshwari Temple is a temple that is solely dedicated to goddess Vajreshvari, who happens to be another form of Mata Durga. The temple is situated in Kangra town of India’s Himachal Pradesh area. Vajeshwari Temple is located at the end of Jansali Bazaar in Chamba. It is also worth mentioning here that Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba is for over a thousand years old. In addition to this, the Vajeshwaru Mata is venerated at this place in her pinid form.

History:

Vajeshwari Temple is widely acknowledged to be gifted with immense wealth. Do you have any idea that the idols here are beautifully adorned with heavy ornaments and expensive jewellery? Now coming to the history of the temple, if the records are to be believed, Mahmud Ghazni plundered the place way long back in 1009 AD. Mahmud Ghazni demolished the temple and constructed a mosque at that very place. 35 years down the lane, the king of the place recuperated his ownership and the shrine was then restored. And that’s when the holy place was embellished with jewels in gold, silver as well as diamonds.

Architecture:

Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba is erected as per the traditional style of Shikhara architecture and the holy shrine of this beautiful place is an amazing concoction of remarkable figurines, striking carvings, sophisticated woodwork and elusive masonry. One can witness the beautiful carvings if the different deities of Hindu culture. In addition to this, Vajreshwari Temple is magnanimous, having eighteen miniscule inscriptions on the outer walls and some of them on the gargantuan column safeguarding the entry.

Festival:

One of the most widely celebrated festivals that is celebrated at Vajrehwari Temple is in March when Amavasya is celebrated with great pomp and show at a huge level. This festival is celebrated in order to honour and pay their respect to Goddess Vajreshwari. The other festival that is enjoyed amazingly here is Navratri and that too happens in the month of March.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba is in the month of March that happens to be celebrated as the annual Amavasya fair. The celebration during this festival is a grand affair and everyone has a blast whosoever visits the place during this time. In addition to this, March is the time when the weather is the most pleasant.

How to Reach:

One can easily reach Vajreshwari Temple, Chamba as it is well-connected with all sorts of travelling ways such as state run buses, cabs, autos and local rickshaws.

Nearby Attractions:

Below are a few places that are must visit in Chamba:
 Chamera Lake
 Manimahesh Lake
 Lakshmi Narayan Temple
 Himachal Emporium, Rang Mahal
 Chaugan
 Hariraya Temple
 Church Of Scotland
 Bhuri Singh Museum
 Champavati Temple
 Akhand Chandi Palace
 Chamunda Devi Temple
 Sui Mata Temple
 Hari Rai Temple
 Bharmour
 Thala Waterfall
 Hadsar Waterfall

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