One of the 52 major Shakti Peethas is situated at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, India. The holy place is dedicated to a divine power “Goddess Durga”, worshipped by a large number of Hindu devotees as “Ambika or Siddhida”. It is believed thatDevi Sati’s ‘Tongue’ fell here.
Alternatively, a legendary Siddha peetha of a divine power is worshipped as a superlative power of Durga Shakti “Siddhida (Ambika)” by the millions of devotees from all over the country, who visit this prehistoric divine temple every year.
Indeed, the Goddess appears in the form of nine flames at different places, represent nine different goddesses – MahakaliMahakali
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A marvelous power of the Universe - “Jwalamukhi shakti peetha” of the flaming goddess is one of the historic places in India, where the divine power is worshipped as a Devi Shakti -“Ambika or Siddhida” by Hindu devotees and offered bhog of rabri, milk and fruits.
According to the Hindu myths, it is whispered that Devi Sati’s “Tongue”fell here and divinity is exhibit as blue inferno (flames). The main idols of this legendary divine place are Devi as “Maa Ambika or Adishakti Jwalaji” (flaming goddess) and Lord ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... as “Unmatta Bhairav” (angry one), worshipped here. The holy place is dedicated to Maa Jwala or Jwalamukhi.
Besides, according to the another fairy tale, divine power Maa Durga became visible in a dream of a Brahmin The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduismand inquired him about the tongue in the form of small flames on Kangra hills.
Other significant adjacent places:
Here, several other momentous places are situated near Jwalaji temple – Shri Raghunathji or Tera temple (built by Pandavas), Panj teerthi and Mahakaleshwar (closely linked with the exile of the Pandavas), Nagini Mata temple (located on the hill above Jwalaji), Ashtabhuja temple (an ancient temple), Nadaun, Chaumukha temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva), Bankhandi (nearby Shiv temple is a 'Linga' Linga is a phallic shaped symbol of Shiva which is considered his source of power and is worshipped by Hindus).