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Chaitra Navratri
Chaitra Durga Ashtami
Ashtami, Ram Navami

Shakti Peeth

Chamunda Devi Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva's consort Sati once burnt herself alive in Yagna to avenge an insult to Lord Shiva. The distraught Shiva picked her corpse and gyrated his horrified dance. Then Lord Vishnu unleashed his Chakra and cut the Sati's body into fifty one pieces to save the earth from Shiva's wrath.All the fifty one places - where parts of Sati's body fell, became known as Shakti Peeths
Location : Kangra Distt. (Himachal Pradesh - India)
Near by attraction : Jawalmuki Devi Temple, Baijnath Temple, Palampur
According to Durga Sapatashati, "Chamunda" has beed derived from Chanda and Munda. Devi with her immense power killed the Demons Chanda and Munda and then Durga Maa became happy and blessed the devi that she would be known and worshipped as Chamunda.

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