The Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple is one of the most illustrated ones and dates its history back to the 16th century. It harbors the idol of Goddess Chamunda or Goddess Durga as commonly known by. It is said that Goddess Durga killed two demons with the name Chanda and Munda and thus got worshipped as the Chamunda. The Chamunda Nandikeshwar temple has the holy and sacred image of the Goddess and also has small stones that mark the footsteps of the goddess. There is also a Shiva Linga beside the main shrine as it is known that the temple is also a home of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti.
The Nandikeshwar temple as of the ancient history was in a remote area that was not very much accessible but later on, in the 17th century, the king and priest with permission from the Goddess Chamunda itself shifted the temple to the location where it stands till date. The temple complex has quite a scenic view with many beautiful monuments and spots like BanerKhad, Dadh, and Dhauladhar. It also has a trek to the original ancient site of the Chamunda Temple in Chamba for enthusiasts which is in total 16 km high.
Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple open at 06:00 AM to 12:00 NOON and then 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Morning Aarti starts at 08:00 AM to Evening Aarti starts at 06:00 PM