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Temples & Legends Of Himachal Pradesh
Index Of Himachal Pradesh Author
Introduction Background
Kulu - Manali Shyama Kali Temple
Manali Mandi
The Ardhanari Temple, Mandi Buddha Temple
Bijli Mahadev Idol Worship
Hidimba Banasur
Basishta Chamba
Kangra Area Manikaran
Bajreshwari Devi Chintpurni Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple Baglamukhi Deity And Her Temple
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Bilasur
Kinnaur Lahul   And Spiti
Wall Paintings Sirmur
Nath Temple  
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Himachal Pradesh




On return to his village he spoke about the incident to some persons and brooded and brooded. He showed abnormal symptoms and rushed out to the stream and disappeared by jumping into it. The villager’s thought he had become mad and committed suicide. They performed his sradh (funeral observations).

Eighteen days after the man appeared with a ladle with smoldering incense and the self-same round stone. At first he was taken to be a ghost but the village diviner pronounced him to be the same person.

The man gave out the stone was Baglamukhi Devi, a powerful manifestation of Durga and she wanted a temple to be built and consecrated to her. This was done and the round stone was installed as the deity. The doors and lintels, however, had carvings of Krishna episodes.

The Raja of Mandi learnt about the appearance of the Devi and visited her. He gave a jagir for the temple.The Baglamukhi Devi was widely propitiated and deeply venerated and the temple attracted pilgrims from far and wide till the implementation of the Beas-Satlej Project submerged

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