Jwalamukhi Jwala Ji Temple
Jwalamukhi Jwala Ji Temple - The Jwalamukhi Temple, 30 km from Kangra, has an eternally burning blue flame that comes from the rock sanctum. Jawala Ji or Jwala devi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths . It is situated in the lap of Shivalik range of Kangra valley called “Kalidhar”. This is believed to be the first ever temple built by the Pandavas. Jwala Ji is a Devi Temple Dedicated to the “GODDESS OF LIGHT”. Perched on a ridge called Kali dhar is the Jwalamukhi temple. With a gift dome and soaring pinnacles, the temples interior has a square pit, three feet deep with a pathway all around.
The rock in the middle has a crack, through which a gas is emitted and on lighting it the gas bursts out into a huge flame, the priest keeps applying the flame to the gas - which is seen as a blessing of the deity. The shrine has no idol as such, the emanation of the gas is believed to be a manifestation of the goddess Jwalaji. The nine flames have been named after goddesses - Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi. Jwalamukhi is said to be the spot where the So, if you are in Una, you must visit this holy shrine and make your trip blissful.
Sati’s tongue is believed to have fallen at the very place where Jwala devi Temple is now situated. The Tongue of sati is represented by Holy Flames or Jwala that is perpetually burning. Jwala devi temple as a center of faith is unparallel and unique. There is no deity or idol that is worshiped. It has the series of natural flames or Jyotis since times immemorial believed to be the symbol of Goddess.