Jwala Ji :- Jwala Devi is one of the major ‘ 51 Shakti Peethas’ of India which is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Jwala Devi is a Hindu Goddess with many alternative names for including Jwala Ji, Jwala Devi and Jwalamukhi Ji. The term ‘Jwala’ means Flames and the temple of goddess is famous for a always a set of flames burning off natural gas. Jwala Ji temple is situated in the lap of Himalayan Mountains and it is one of the most famous shrines of India. This is a place where everyone would like to reside for entire life because of the pleasant beauty of hills, valleys and Himalayan Mountains. Jwala Ji is built on a wooden platform with a small dome on the top and structural design of the temple is simple but religious aura makes it divine. An annual fair is organized in the temple every year during Navratras. It is believed that, Lord Shiva’s wife sati killed herself and When Lord Shiva heard of his wife’s death, he began stalking the three worlds holding his wife Sati’s body in rage. Sati’s body piece fell in different places and at the places where the pieces fell, the fifty-one sacred Shaktipeeths came into being. And Jwala Devi is one these sacred Shatipeeths and this is a place where Sati’s tongue fell. This is a sacred place for Hindus where thousands of devotee pilgrims visit every year. During the Navratri season Jwala ji receives countless number of people every year.
Places to visit nearby Jwala Ji
- Jwala ji Shrines
- Ashtabhuja Temple
- Nagini Mata
While travelling to Himachal Pradesh in winter, the climate is cold and woolens are required and during summer the temperature is normal and pleasent. You can easily reach Jwala Ji by car and bus because they are easily available and you can catch the scenic beauty of Himalayan Mountains travelling by road.