Temple town Kangra

Kangra the centrally located business town of Himachal Pradesh is best known for Bajwashweri temple dating back to the Mahabharata era and its unique fort.

Every year during Navratars lakhs of pilgrims rush to have the 'Darshan' of deity, a reincarnation of 'Parvati'. Legend has it that when Daksha Prajapati, the father in law of Lord Shiva, did not invite the letter to a function at his house, Parvati insulated her father by jumping into the 'Agnikund'.

Lord Shiva lifted her burning body with his Trishul and sent it toward the north. Thereupon lord Vishnu struck his Chakra against Shiva's Trishul, and peaces of the burning Parvati fell at far-flung places her tounge fell at Jwalamukhi, her eyes at Naina Devi, her feet at Chintpurni Devi and breast at Kangra, where temples have come up.

Beside being an attractive tourist spot Kangra is now educationally progressive town it not only has degree college but it also have a medical college, a polytechnic college and numerous public and private schools and DAV school imparting multifaceted education.


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