Sunday, August 7, 2011

Jwalamukhi


Jwalamukhi is a famous temple to the goddess Jwalamukhi, the deity of flaming mouth, built over some natural jets of combustible gas, believed to be the manifestation of the Goddess. Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch of Kangra, a great devotee of goddess Durga, dreamt of the sacred place and the Raja set people to find out the whereabouts of the site. The site was traced and the Raja built a temple at that location. The building is modern with a gilt dome and pinnacles, and possesses a beautiful folding door of silver plates. Under the gaze of theDhauladhar range and set amidst the undulating hills that character sub-Himalayan Himachal Sati's tongue is believed to have fallen at Jwalamukhi and the goddess is manifest as tiny flames that burn a flawless blue through fissures in the age old rock..... Source & more from wikipedia here.





Shops selling Pooja articles all the way..!








Full of wishes...Wish fulfilling tree..!










He performed on seeing me photograph.. a small video clip in video section would interest you..!



























While waiting for the van to arrive from the parking, turned around to find these colorful appetizers in a shop nearby..!



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7 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots of temple and market area.

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  2. Wonderful post... The pics capture the place perfectly and I felt like going through the lanes and to the temple myself...
    The Temple story and the temple itself are very beautiful...
    Have a fabulous Sunday:)

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  3. Thanks for taking us along with you in this journey through your wonderful photographs!! am enjoying every post in this series!

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  4. Another fantastic tour, Sridharan! Such awesome, colorful and beautiful captures! Your posts are always such a wonderful journey through your beautiful country! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Thanks all for the nice words..!

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