Mr. F. Cunningham's District Gazetteer of Kangra
has the following account of the Bajreshwari temple in kangra:-
"'The temple of Bajreshwari orVagreshwari
Devi at Kangra is - perhaps the most famous in this district. It is said to have been
founded by the divinity of that name at a famous Ashwamedh or horsesacrifice, which was
held on the spot. The famous Mehmood of Ghazni is said to have invaded the district and
destroyed the temple, building a mosque on its ruins.
It was, however, restored and is said to have
been visited by Akbar together with his celebrated Diwan Todar Mal. There are some temples
in the vicinity which, are, said to have owed their origin to Todar Mal. Finally, Maharaja
Ranjit Singh visited and under his orders the domes of the temples here and at Jawalamukhi
were guilded. Subsequently devotees from Amritsar subscribed together and presented the
temple with marble floor."
Author - P.C. Roy Choudhoury