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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
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

SHYAMA KALI -MANDI

Bhim made his obeisance to Guru Gorakhnath and conveyed the Devi's desire that he should come to Jwalamukhi and cook khichiri. The Guru asked Bhim to retire to his hermitage and rest and that he would wake him when the time will come. So Bhim got into the hermitage and slept. He is still sleeping there, though hundreds of years have slipped by.

The Guru has not returned and the Goddess Jwalamukhi is still waiting for the Guru and the hot water in the pit is still bubbling for the Guru to cook his khichiri But Guru Gorakhnath has gone to Nepal from Gorakhpur and is still roaming about in the Nepal forests. He will only come back to Jwalamukhi when the age of satyajug returns.

In the meanwhile Devi Jwalamukhi must wait on and the water in the pit be bubbling. The Jwalamukhi shrine is now under the control of the Nath sect of Guru Gorakhnath. It is obvious that the story is a later creation by the Nath sect to enhance the prestige of the Nath cult and to establish the superiority of the cult to the Jwalamukhi deity. But by repetition the story has led to widespread currency and belief in it.

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