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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  
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Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

BILASPUR

The hill is triangular and the summit commands a superb view of the sacred Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara in Rupar district (Punjab) on one side and the vast glistening Gobindsagar lake on the other. The temple is said to have been built by Raja Bir Chand in the eighth century. This may have been a reconstruction as according to accepted tradition when Lord Siva was having his Tandava Nritya with the dead body of his spouse gati who sacrificed her life because of the insults heaped on her husband by her father Daksha, Lord Vishnu followed Siva with his mace and started cutting pieces of the body to save the world and the heaven from destruction. The eyes of Sati fell at this place and became a place of worship as a Pitha-Sthan. The Sanskrit word for eyes is Nayan corrupted into Naina.

According to local legend, however, an Ahir, Naina in the employ of Raja Bir Chand found that his cows were voluntarily dropping milk on a stone. On information Bir Chand went and found the image of the Goddess Durga. The image was installed in a temple that was constructed. The temple was named Naina after the Ahir. The dome of the Naina Devi temple rises 915 meters about the scared town of Anandpur Sahib in Rupar district. Guru Gobind Singh had visited Naina Devi temple before he undertook one of his military' campaigns against the Mughals and a havan were offered. According to legend Guru Gobind Singh had presented his sword to the Devi and the Devi took form to touch the sword and disappeared. The Sikhs also visit Naina Devi temple and hold it in deep veneration.

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