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    About Chamunda

    Chamunda - Goddess of War and Epidemics

    The name ChamundaChamundaChamunda
    The name Chamunda is the combination of two names ‘Chanda’ and ‘Munda’...
    is the combination of two names ‘Chanda’ and ‘Munda’. These are the names of two demons that this deity killed and hence was named after them. She is the fierce aspect of Shakti, the feminine aspect of the universe. She is one of the seven mother goddesses who is aggressive and controls epidemics of diseases, famines and droughts. She is a warrior goddess who is considered another aspect or incarnation of Parvati.

    Depiction

    Chamunda is mostly depicted in color black, just like KaliKaliKali
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    . She is believed to live in cremation grounds or under fig trees. Because of her origin and legends, she is not presented in a beautiful form like ParvatiParvatiParvati
    After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
    but is ornamented with skulls and serpents. She wears a garland made of skulls and a headdress made up of bones and snakes. Her eyes burn like flames and she also has long nails, grim face and matted hair. She can be presented with four, eight or twelve arms but she always holds terrifying things. A trident, sword, snake, skull-mace and thunderbolt are her weapons. She is surrounded by skeletons, flesh, dead bodies, blood, snakes and scorpions symbolizing death and disease. Her mount is an owl and eagle is as banner figure.

    In her images and idols, she is depicted either standing on a corpse or seated on a demon. She drinks the blood of her enemies. Just like Shiva, fiends and goblins are her companions. She is also accompanied by jackals who eat flesh of the dead bodies lying around, thus helping in the process of purifying and cleansing the world. Decay and destruction is the part of the universe and Chamunda represents that horrifying aspect.

    Reasons to Worship Chamunda

    People who worship her expect a healthy life, free of illness and premature death. They also want to overcome their enemies and protection from them. Recitation of Mantra, A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mind ‘Om aim hrim klim Chamundayai vichche’ turn misfortunes and bad luck into fortune and good luck. All the personal problems can be overcome. Earlier she was worshipped by animal sacrifices and offering wine but now mostly vegetarian offerings are made to her, especially by the Jain community.

    Temples

    There are a number of temples dedicated to her name but the most renowned temple is Chamunda Devi Chamunda DeviChamunda Devi
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    temple that is located in the district Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. The main shrine of Chamunda is adored by the images of Lord Bhairava and HanumanHanumanHanuman
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    on each side. Another temple called Chamunda Nandikeshwar temple is also located in Kangra. It is believed that her reason for existence was a battle between Lord ShivaShivaShiva
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    and a demon named Jalandhara. She was appointed the Chief Goddess and was bestowed with a title, ‘Rudra’. This is the place where she was enshrined, hence this place is also known as Rudra Chamunda.

    Chamunda Mataji temple in Jodhpur was established by a king named Rao Jodha (1416-1489) who was a true devotee of the Goddess and brought an idol of her in 1460. He installed it in Mehrangarh Fort where a temple was made for her.
     




     
     

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