Jwalaji Devi Temple – JAWALAMUKHI
History of Jwalaji
The famous Jwalaji Temple is located in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh. According to the Hindu Mythology when devils and demons took over the Himalayan region and the near by mountains they started harassing the gods.
The Gods then led by Lord Vishnu were determined to wipe out them. All the gods then focused their powers and might in an huge flame that rose from the earth. From this fire a girl took birth and was regarded as dishakti the first 'Shakti'.
This girl born out of fire was also known as Sati or Parvati. The young girl grew up in the house of Prajapati Daksha. Later she became the companion of Lord Shiva. It happened once as per the Hindu Mythology that father of the girl insulted Lord Shiva. The girl was not happy with this killed herself. When Lord Shiva came to know about this tragedy of his wife's death he was so full of fury that, holding Parvati's body he started stalking the entire world.
Watching the wrath of the Lord Shiva other gods were also shaken and scared. The Gods then went to Lord Vishnu and appealed him for help.
Lord Vishnu in order to silence the anger of Lord Shiva flew a shower of arrows which struck Sati's body and severed it into number of pieces. Fifty-one sacred Shaktipeeths came into being on the places where the pieces of Sati fell.
Sati's tongue fell at Jwalaji now also known as Jawalamukhi and the goddess is visible as tiny flame that burns unblemished blue in the age-old rock. It is also believed that the Pandavas also visited this sacred place.
Thousands of Devotees visit Jwalaji every day from all parts of the country to seek blessings from the Goddess.
How to Reach Jwalaji Temple Himachal Pradesh
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at around 46 km from Jwalamukhi.
The nearest broad guage broad Railway Station is Una around 50 Km away.
Jwalamukhi is well connected by road from Dharamshala, Kangra, Shimla, Hamirpur, Manali and other major towns of Himachal. Around 30 buses ply from Delhi via Jwalaji every day. Buses also run from Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Una Nangal.
Jwalaji is around 40 km from Dharamshala, 450 km Delhi and from Shimla it is about 212 km.
Aarti Timings Jwalaji
Morning Aarti:- 5.00 A.M
Panjupchaar Pujan (after morning Aarti)
Afternoon Aarti:- 12.00 A.M
Evening Aarti:- 7.00 A.M
Shaiyan Aarti:-10.00 P.M