Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple, Himachal Pradesh

A renowned temple located at the Padar on the banks of Baner River, the Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple is a rich cultural heritage of Himachal and India as a whole. A mere 17 km from Dharamshala and 10 km from Palampur, this one is one of the most frequently visited places of India. It comes under the district region of Kangra of the naturally aesthetic Himachal Pradesh.

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 go 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 again 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Aarti Timings

Morning Aarti starts at 08:00 AM to Evening Aarti starts at 06:00 PM

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