Navdurga temples: These nine Durga temples of India are famous worldover for their powers

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India holds infinite temples of Gods and Goddesses. There are many famous Devi temples situated in different parts of India along with popular 51 Shakti peeths. Navdurga meaning nine manifestations of goddess Durga are worshipped in Hinduism. Let’s find out about the Navdurgas and the popular nine Durga temples in India.

popular nine devi temples in india

Popular nine Durga temples in India

Ma Naina Devi, Himachal Pradeshnaina devi himachal pradesh

Naina Devi temple is one of the most popular and prominent temples in Himachal Pradesh, India. Naina Devi is the incarnation of the almighty Goddess Durga. It is said that in order to pacify Lord Shiva who was roaming around the universe carrying the dead body of his wife, sati, Lord Vishnu cut Maa Durga (Sati) into 51 pieces and one of her eyes fell here. Hence, the Naina Devi temple is the place where Sati’s eyes had fallen. The temple is among the 51 Siddha peeth of Durga and is a major religious site for Hindus. Know the legend behind the Naina Devi temple

Ma Chintpurni, Himachal Pradeshma chintpurni

Chintpurni is a famous Devi temple located in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. It is the temple of Chinnamastika Devi and is one of the 7 major and 51 Shakti Peeths. Here, Chhinnamasta Devi is expounded as the severed-headed one as well as the foreheaded- one. One cannot take the prasad offered to the deity along with them.

Popular nine Durga temples in India

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Ma Jwalaji, Himachal Pradeshma jwala ji

Jwala Ji is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Jwala Devi. The temple is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and is one of the 51 Shaktipitha. There is no idol placed inside the temple but a flame. No one has ever been able to find the source of the flames coming out at various places in the temple. Know the Legend behind Jwala Ji temple.

Popular nine Durga temples in India

Ma Vaishno Devi, Katravaishno devi

One of the most famous temples of the world, Vaishno Devi temple is located in the Trikuta hills and is one of the holiest and most sacred places. This place is the abode of a Hindu Goddess, Mata Vaishno Devi. The Vaishno Devi cave is situated at an altitude of 5200 ft. Vaishnavi Mata was formed from the combined energies of Goddess Parvati/Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. Know the Mystery of Vaishno Devi temple

Ma Mansa Devi, Haridwarmansa devi temple

Mansa Devi Temple is one of the most popular and most visited temples of Haridwar, Uttarakhand. The term ‘Mansa’ comes from the word ‘Mansha’, which means ‘wish’. This temple is dedicated to a form of Shakti, Mansa Devi. This shrine is regarded as one of the Siddhpeeths, and Goddess Mansa is said to fulfill all the wishes of her devotees. Know more about Mansa Devi Temple, Haridwar

Popular nine Durga temples in India

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Ma Chandi Devi, Haridwarchandi devi temple haridwar

The Chandi Devi temple is three km from Chandighat. The temple was built in 1929 and is dedicated to the Goddess Chandi Devi. The temple is tucked on the Neel Parvat of the Shivalik Hills in Haridwar. One can reach the temple either by stairs or by cable cars. Devotees in large numbers gather during the holy Kumbh Mela and Chandi Chaudas.

Ma Chamunda Devi, Himachal Pradeshchamunda devi himachal pradesh

The Chamunda Devi temple is 10km away from Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. The temple is known as Chamundi, Chamundeshwari, and Rakta Kali. The Chamunda Devi temple is 700 years old and has a lake. The name of Devi is a combination of two words Chanda and Munda, two monsters whom Chamunda Devi killed. Know facts about Chamunda Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Popular nine Durga temples in India

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Shakambhari Ji, Saharanpurshakambhari ji

Shakambhari Devi is an incarnation of Mother Adishakti. There is a temple of Baba Bhuradev about one km before the building of Maa Shakambhari Devi. Travelers first worship Bhuradev and then visit the Devi temple. The word Shakambhari is derived from two words, shaka which means ‘vegetable/vegan food’ and bhari which means holder or bearer. Hence, means ‘she who bears vegetables’.

Kangra Mata, Himachal Pradeshkangra mata

The Kangra Devi Mandir is also known as Shree Vajreshwari Mata Mandir. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Vajreshvari, a form of Durga. The temple is located in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. A legend says that when Goddess Sati sacrificed herself, Shiva took her body on his shoulder and started Tandav. To stop him from destroying the world Lord Vishnu divided Sati’s body into 51 parts and the left breast of Sati fell at this spot, thus making it a Shakti Peetha.

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