Brijeshwari Temple

November 10, 2022 by admin0

Location of Kangra Brijeshwari Temple

Kangra Brijeshwari Temple is located about 125 KM from Una Nagar in Himachal Pradesh and about 30 km from Jwalaji. This Shaktipeeth is established in Kangra Nagar. Bus facilities are available from all the places to reach Devi place.

Mythological Story of Kangra Brijeshwari Temple

There is a huge temple building, and the golden Kalash is adding to its beauty. Beautiful sculptures of Mahavir, Bhairon, Shiva, Dhyanu Bhagat, and Devi made in this temple. This is the place of Sri Taradevi. It said that the breast of Sati fell at this place. According to historical facts, the old name of Kangra was Susharmapur, named after King Susharma. Reference to this found in the Mahabharata. It also called Jalandhar Peeth because Jalandhar spread over an area of ​​12 yojanas from the Shivalik hills. 64 pilgrimages and many temples established in this circumambulation itself. History shows that all these temples were full of gold, silver, and wealth.

Brijeshwari Temple

History of Kangra Brijeshwari Temple

 

The history of Shaktipeeth Brijeshwar Devi is very rich and prosperous. This temple always has been full of wealth and prosperity.

In 1009, Mahmud Ghaznavi looted diamonds and jewels and gold, and silver in the temple. In the year 1337, Muhammad Tughlaq and between 1363-86, Ghiyasuddin, the king of Kashmir, looted.

This Shaktipeeth rebuilt by the Katoch dynasty king Sansar Chandra in the 15th century. In 1540, Khawas Khan, the general of Sher Shah Suri, plundered here, Akbar visited this temple with Todarmal, whose details are recorded in Ain-Akbari.

In 1611 the European traveler William Finch, and in 1666 the French traveler Thevenet visited this temple. Year 1809, Maharaja Ranjit Singh offered a golden umbrella to the temple. The English rulers Kanayam and Lady Irwin made several offerings to the temple. In the present period, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpai, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, and Nitish Kumar, many ministers, governors, judges, MPs, and MLAs have visited here.

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