Brajeshwari Devi (Kangra Devi) temple is located in Nagarkot, Kangra region of Himachal pradesh. Brajeshwari Devi is also known Dangra Devi and kangraji . It is 11 km away from nearby railway station. This temple is faithful to goddess Brajeshwari. Acccording to fable after Goddess Sati sacrificed herself in the dignity of Lord Shiva in her father Yagya. Lord Shiva took the Sati body on his carry and stated Tandav. Lord Vishnu is shared goddess Sati body into 51 parts with his chakra in demand to stop the Lord Shiva destroying the word. The left breast of Sati fell at this place.
The unique temple was built by the Pandavas at the time of Mahabharatha. Legend says that one day Pandavas saw Goddess Durga in their vision in which she told them that she is located in the Nagarkot village and if they need them self to be secure they should make a temple for her in that area otherwise they will be damaged. That similar night they complete a wonderful temple for her in the Nagarkot village. This temple was robbed a number of time by the Muslim raider. Md Gaznavi robbed this temple at least 5 times, in the past it used to comprise tonnes of gold and many ghantas made of pure silver. In 1905 the temple was damaged by a powerful earthquake and was subsequently rebuilt by the government.
Architecture of Brajeshwari Devi temple
The temple is also walled by a stone wall like a fort. Inside temple Goddess Brajeshwari Devi (Kangra Devi) is current in the form of Pindi. The temple also has a minor temple of Bhairav. In manifest of the chief temple an idol of Dhayanu Bhagat is also extant. He had extanted his head to the Goddess at the time of Akbar. The extant structure has three tombs in it which is single in itself.
Makar sakrantri, which comes on second week of January, is also celebrated in the temple. Legend speaks that afterward carnage Mahishasura in the fight, Devi had got some wound. To heel those wound Goddess had useful butter on her body, in Nagarkot. Thus to scratch this day the Pindi of Goddess is protected with Makhan and the festival is famous for a week in the temple.
How to reach Brajeshwari Devi (Kangra Devi) Temple
By Train:-The nearby broad gauge railhead is Pathankot, 70 km away. Pathankot is on Delhi Jammu Railway line and there are plenty of trains to select from at diverse timings. It takes two and a half hours from this place to reach Kangra. The tapered gauge rail head is Kangra itself. The Pathankot Kangra rail space is about 97 Kms and it takes about five hours to reach there.