About Brajeshwari Devi Kangra
The Brajeshwari Devi temple or Kangra Devi, located in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh in India,is one of the famous shaktipeeths in India.The temple is believed to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati.The primary deity of the temple,Brajeshwari Devi, also known as Vajrabai or Vajrayogini is considered as an incarnation of goddess Parvati or Aadi-Maya on earth. The name literally means "the lady of the Vajra (thunderbolt)".Godess is worshipped here in the form of a pindi.Food offerings are divided into three parts. One part each for Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati.
The eleventh century shikhara style temple is a stupendous example of superior stone carving. One among the two pillars situated at the entrance of the temple carries some inscriptions that gave some information about the period of construction of the temple. At the doorway of the temple there are two janitors holding staff in their hands. The exterior alcoves are enshrined with the images of four-armed Durga seated on a lion and Vishnu in Vaikuntha form. The marvelously carved pillars depict images of numerous gods and goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon. One among the hectic pilgrim center, Brajeshwari Devi Temple, is a must visit sacred spot that one should not spare with.
Unique Tradition of Worship
This temple follows a unique tradition of worshipping the goddess. It is a tradition that every year, during the north Indian festival of Lohri (Makarsakranti), a layer of butter is applied over Pindi followed by washing of cold water 100 times.After this pindi of Goddess is decorated with flowers. It is believed that in ancient times the goddess had used butter to heal the wound she got during her battle with the demon Mahishasur.Many people visit the temple to see the decorated pindi.
One Important fact about the Temple
One important and lesser know thing about the temple is if you are facing any legal issue in any court then you can take oath at the oath stone near the front door of the temple and its guaranteed that you will get justice.