Himachal Shaktipeeth: First Navratri starts with the darshan of Maa Jwala Ji, Complete History of Shaktipeeth on One click.

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It is said that Sati Mata’s tongue had fallen in Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji and the goddess had appeared in the form of small flames. Centuries ago, a shepherd saw a fire blazing on a Amuk Parvat, about which he informed King Bhumi Chand. The king Bhumi Chand was aware that the tongue of Sati Mata had fallen in this area. When the king came to know about this, he built a temple of Maa Jwala ji on a Amuk Parvat.

Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji

Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Kangra, April 09: As you all know that the great festival of Navratri has started from today. Navratri is a major festival of Hindu religion, in which 9 forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped for nine days. In these nine days, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidatri are worshipped. Devotees come from far and wide to visit the temples of Mata. This devotional color is also seen in the Shaktipeeths of Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal Pradesh, Mother Goddess is present in the form of 5 Shaktipeeths, where a huge crowd of devotees gather for darshan during the time of Navratri. Temples and Shaktipeeths are decorated with colorful flowers on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. So today, first of all, in the name of Navratri Maa Shailputri, let us take you towards Shaktipeeth Jwala Ji of Himachal Pradesh.

Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji Temple is located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths. During the darshan of the famous nine goddesses of North India, the fourth darshan is of Mother Jwala Ji. People come here from far and wide to have darshan of the mother’s flame. Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji is also known as Nagarkot Dham. In Maa Jwala Ji temple, Goddess Bhagwati is seen in nine light forms. Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Hinglaj Bhavani, Vindhyavasini, Annapurna, Chandi Devi, Anjana Devi and Ambika Devi. Mother’s form is considered to be the first form of Adishakti.

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Know what is the history of Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji Temple –

It is said that Sati Mata’s tongue had fallen in Shaktipeeth Maa Jwala Ji and the goddess had appeared in the form of small flames. Centuries ago, a shepherd saw a fire blazing on a Amuk Parvat, about which he informed King Bhumi Chand. The king Bhumi Chand was aware that the tongue of Sati Mata had fallen in this area. When the king came to know about this, he built a temple of Maa Jwala ji on a Amuk Parvat.

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The story of an Akbar by the name of Jwala Mata is also popular. It is said that Mughal Emperor Akbar once tried to know the power of Mata Jwala in his pride. He tried to extinguish the flames generated by the flame of the Mata present in the temple with an iron sheet, but he failed in his attempt. After which he tried to extinguish the flame with water also. But the flames foiled all these efforts. Then Akbar came to know that Mother Jwala was actually present there in the form of flame.

When Akbar realized his mistake, he wanted to gift a golden umbrella to his mother to apologize. As soon as Akbar reached in front of the goddess with the golden umbrella, the golden Chatra (umbrella) transformed into a strange metal, which is still unknown.

After this incident, people’s faith in the Mother Goddess continued to increase. People come from far and wide to see the Mother Goddess and pray for the happiness, peace and prosperity of their families.

Also Read | Navratri Special: Know how 5 Shaktipeeths were built in Himachal, History of Shaktipeeths is linked to the love marriage of Lord Shiva and Mother Sati.

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Kumud Sharma

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