Himachal Pradesh is the hub of magnificent and miraculous temples and the Jwala Devi Temple is surely one of them. The location, the spectacle, the atmosphere, create a spellbinding atmosphere for the devotees. It is the little aspects of the temple such as the gilded dome, the vibe which makes the temple a favorite travel getaway of the tourists.
The temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas which are spread in different parts of the country. The temple is open on all days of the week from 5 am to 12 pm and then from 4 pm to 8 pm.
The Navratri in March-April and September-October is the most celebrated time when the authorities of the temple organize the pomp out celebrations. So, if you are planning to visit the temple, you can plan during the festive season.
History of Jwala Devi Temple
The Jwalaji Temple is believed to be the home of nine permanent flames which have been named after Goddesses Mahakali, Annapurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika, and Anji Devi.
According to the legends, it is believed that there was a shepherd who discovered these flames for the first time. It was Raja Bhumi Chandra who understood how these were significant from a spiritual point of view. So, he got a temple built in this place. Since then, one can see huge flocks of devotees visiting this temple to seek blessings.
The fort is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Himachal while on your trip to Jwala Devi Temple. It is believed that during history many kings held the ownership of the fort at different times. Thus, for history enthusiasts, this place is a must-visit.