Chamunda also famous as Chamundi, Chamundeshwari and Charchika, is an impressive aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother and one of the seven Matrikas mother goddesses. She is also one of the main Yoginis, a group of 64 or 81 Tantric goddesses, who are guides of the warrior goddess Durga. The name is a grouping of Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is faithfully associated with Kali, additional fierce aspect of Devi. She is occasionally identified with goddesses Parvati, Chandi or Durga as well. Chamunda Devi Mandir is whispered to be the abode of ‘Shiva and Shakti’. Due to this reason, it is also famous as ‘Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham’.
The celebrated Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham is an abode of Shiva Shakti since the saga of Puranas. According to a fable, the Goddess Chamunda was protected as chief Goddess with the title of Rudra in the battle between demon Jalandhra and Lord Shiva which made this location famous as ‘Rudra Chamunda’. Another legend has it that ‘Savarni Manamantra’ battle between the gods and genii, Chamunda developed as Chandika from an eyebrow of Goddess ‘Kaushiki’ and was assigned the task of eliminating the demons ‘Chand’ and ‘Mund’. Chandika fought a fierce combat with these two demons and at last killed them. Goddess Chandika took the slain heads of the two demons ‘Chand’ and ‘Mund’ to the Goddess ‘Kaushiki’ who being massively pleased, blessed Chandika and bestowed upon her the title of ‘Chamunda,’ the name which is famous all around the world.
Around 400 years prior the ruler and a Brahmin celebrant appealed to Devi for endorsement to move the sanctuary to some easily open area. Devi looked to the minister in a fantasy giving her assent. She assimilated him to dive in a specific spot and an old symbol would be started and that icon ought to be fitted in the sanctuary and revered as her shape.
Chamunda Devi is loved daily while the sermons comprise ‘Aartis’ at intervals. Reciting the hymn of ‘Shat Chandi’ with devoted heart at this temple is measured auspicious. In the corner of the temple, one can see insignificant footsteps of the Goddess on a stone. Other than the most noteworthy sanctum, there is a marble staircase that brings down to the give in of Lord Shiva. This is a given in like scoop where Shiva Lingam is found. Individuals visit this surrender and love Lord Shiva with incredible devotion.
In the sanctuary compound, there is an enormous lake with pictures of Lords and individuals can scrub down here. There is statue of Goddess, in which, she is garlanded with serpents, scorpions, and skulls. Amid the season of Navratras, the sanctuary is full by substantial number of individuals. Guests from far and close come to visit this sanctuary of awesome inheritance and religious significance. Chamunda Devi favors all her actual fans.
The commended sanctuary of Ma Chamunda is in Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is around 10 km west of Palampur, on the Baner River.