IntroductionAuthor: P.C.Roy Choudary
Goddess Chamunda is seated at Jadrangal village in Kangra area located on the
right bank of Baner Khad (Banganga), a tributary of Beas river. The place is about 20 Kms.
from Kangra town. There is a Siva lingam under the rock where the temple of Chamunda is
sited. There are no legends about the lingam. The idol is called Nandikeswar. So the
sacred site is called Chamunda Nandik- eshwar.
In Jallandar Mahatmya, Chapter VI reference is made to Chamunda
Nandik- eshwar and people believe the reference is to these two deities Chamunda and
Nandikeshwar.The legend associated is well-known. In Satya Yuga two Daityas (demons),
Shumbh and Nishumbh engaged themselves in deep meditation and were blessed by Lord Brahma
with immense power.