The Jwalamukhi Devi Temple is one of the most popular shrines in the 51 Shakti Peethas circuit. The most intriguing and empower fact about the temple is the present of the eternal fire. The sanctum sanctorum has no idol of Goddess Durga but an ever burning flame. There are a lot of legends around the Jwalamukhi Devi Temple. According to myths, the tongue of Lady Sati fell here after Lord Shiva’s cataclysmic dance. This divine vision was transmitted to Kangra King Raja Bhumichan Katoch and he founded the temple surrounding the fire under the shades of the Dhauladhar Himalayan Range.
It is said that Mughal Emperor Akbar, once tried to put out this holy flame. But failing to do so, his faith on Hinduism was firmly established and he revamped the temple graciously. For everyone, the Jwalamukhi Devi Temple is place to find peace with the world and return to the same with a renewed enthusiasm & energy. The temple is located just 20 odd kilometers away from the Kangra city center by the Shimla to Dharmashala Highway. The Jwalamukhi mountain rail station is only at a stone’s throw distance from the temple. All these transportation facilities make Jwalamukhi Devi Temple an easy reach for everyone.
Jwalamukhi Devi Temple open at 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM in Summer and 07:00 AM to 09:30 PM in Winter
In Summer Aarti starts at 06:00 AM in Morning and Evening Aarti starts at 08:00 PM and in Winter Aarti starts at 07:00 AM in Morning and Evening Aarti starts at 07:00 PM