People of Himachal Pradesh are quite religious by nature. Every village in the state has at least one temple or monastery, where prayers are carried out on a daily basis. However, some of these temples hold much more significance than the others. These include Naina Devi Temple of Nainital, Chamunda Devi Temple of Chamba and Shitla Mandir of Jangla. People come to Himachal Pradesh, from various parts of India, to offer their prayers at these temples. In the following lines, we have provided information about the famous temples in the state.
Located three km from Shahtalai and 3000 ft above sea level, Shivalaya
Bachhretu lies on the western slope of Kotdhar. The temple is dedicated
to Lord Shiva houses a huge statue of Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva, in
the courtyard. Shivalaya Bachhretu was named after a brave calf, known
Baba Nahar Singh Temple
Baba Nahar Singh Temple is situated at Dholra, which falls under the
Bilaspur district. Baba Nahar Singh is believed to be an incarnation of
God and is also known by the names of Bajia, Peepal Wala amd Dalian
Badol Devi Temple
Badol Devi Temple is situated in Badol village of Bilaspur. There is a
very interesting legend attached to this temple. It is said that one
day, an old villager named Bhura noticed that his cow had shed her milk
on a particular place.
Mandir Jalapa Mai
Mandir Jalapa Mai is situated in Sangirathi Village, on the on
Bilaspur-Shimla Road. It is situated at a distance of approximately 14
km from the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.
Markandeya Ji Temple is situated in a beautiful place known as
Markanday, situated 20 km from Bilaspur. Named after the famous sage
Rishi Markanday, this temple holds much significance, especially amongst
Sheetla Mata Temple is situated in a village named Jangla, at a
distance of approximately 1.5 km from Gehrwin city of Himachal Pradesh.
Like the Golden Temple of Amritsar, this temple is also built in the
middle of a tank.
Naras Devi Temple
Naras Devi temple is situated on a hilltop at Baroha, 2 km from Naras
village that falls under the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The
temple is more than 400 years old and is believed to have been
constructed by King Kalyan Chand, while establishing Sunhani as the
capital of his kingdom.
Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi temple, one of the most important Shakti Peeths of India, is
situated in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. Raja Bir Chand got
this temple constructed in the 8th century.