Shaktipeeth Shri Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra Timings, History & Best time to visit December

Shaktipeeth Shri Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra Timings, History & Best time to visit December 

You can find out more about the history of Shakthipeths by visiting their website. It would be a good idea to visit the Bajreshwari Dev temple dedicated to Vajreshwari. Kangra Devi is the temple's name. It is part of one among 51 Shaktipeeths. This article will explain the temple's history, timings, and other details. Timings for the temple are summer from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM and winter between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

Bajreshwari Devi Temple:

The temple is situated in Kangra Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas. The goddess is well-known among Hindus and pilgrims who visit the temple to see her. History tells us that Pandavaas built this temple which was later established by the Katoch dynasty rulers.

The temple is well-known for its Indian and mythological history. The temple is surrounded by busy streets, large food stalls, and bustling streets. Yet, it shines through the sound of its huge bells. During the Hindu festival Makara Sankranthi, the temple is always more popular. Many pilgrims visit this temple to see it in its full glory.

Legend of Bajreshwari Devi Temple -

Legend has it that the Bajreshwari Devi Temple is one of 51 Shaktipeeths. Sati Devi, to honor her husband Lord Shiva, sacrificed her body for her father's Yagya. Lord Vishnu cut her with his Chakra to calm Shiva, who was holding her body in his arms. The body is then broken up into different parts and thrown onto the Earth. The left breast of Sati is part of the temple.


Bajreshwari Devi temple's history:

Pandavas built the Bajreshwari Devi temple. According to legend, the goddess appeared in dreams and asked for the construction of the temple. They built the temple later to fulfill the deity's wish. The temple was originally called Vajreswhwari Temple. It is now called Kangra Devi Temple. Over the years, many changes have occurred to the temple.

The temple was rebuilt as it was destroyed by Mohammed Ghazni's Invasion in 1009. Due to the 1905 earthquake, the temple lost its glory again. After many modifications, the temple was finally opened to the public in 1920 and regained its glory.

Bajreshwari Devi temple Timings:

Bajreshwari Devi Temple has two different times of the year: summer and winter.

Day Summer Timings Winter Timings
Monday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Aarti Timings at Bajreshwari Devi Temple:

Day Summer Timings Winter Timings
Monday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday 5:30 AM & 8:30PM 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Other places near Bajareshwari Devi Temple:

Kangra Fort: This fort, India's oldest and most well-known fort, is This fort is a great place to learn about Indian history. This fort was built by the Katoch dynasty rulers. It has been invaded many times. The Bajreshwari Devi Temple is just 3km from the fort.

Chamunda Devi Temple This temple dedicated to Chamunda Devi is one of the most famous religious places in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is situated in Palampur, with a stunning backdrop of dense forests and the Himalayas. It is located 19.2km from Vajreswari Devi Temple.

Maata Jawala Ji Temple Shakthipeeth Many believe that the temple is a "Symbol of Light", where Jwala refers to light. Sati Devi is the temple's patron. It is one of the Shaktipeeths that was formed here after her tongue fell. It is located 35.2 kilometers from Kangra Devi temple.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple This temple is located in the Kangra Valley of the Beas River. It was constructed in Nagara architecture. The temple had many Hindu gods, including Shiva, Vishnu, and Devi. It is located 36.3 kilometers from the Kangra temple.


Bajreshwari Devi Temple is close to many great places to stay at an affordable price. Here's a list of hotels:

  • Hotel Clarks Inn suites
  • Osho Himalayas
  • Zostel Barot
  • Raadballi Retreat
  • Dadhwal Bnb
  • Hotel Oasis
  • Prakriti Aalay

The best time to visit:

The temple is open all year round. It is beautiful and full of glory. You might want to think about whether you can visit it between December-February. It is surrounded by fluffy snow which makes it even more stunning. The thick green forest will welcome you warmly.

Sankranthi here is hugely celebrated, so you should visit in January to take part. The temple can get very crowded during this period. You can go in the summer if you prefer to avoid crowds.

How do I reach Bajreshwari Devi Temple?

By Air: Many flights direct to Kangra (one of the largest cities in Himachal Pradesh) are available. Kangra Airport is 14 km away. You can reach the temple via taxi or car after reaching this airport.

By Road: Local bus services are available to Kangra. You can hire a taxi to take you to Kangra after reaching Kangra.

By TrainMany trains can be taken from all parts of the country to get to Kangra. You can reach Kangra Railway Station (which is located 3 km from the temple) by bus or car.


472+Q22 Mandi- Pathankot Road, Haripur New Kangra Himachal Pradesh 1776001

Contact Details:

Phone number of the Temple Officer: 01892-265073

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Which part of Sati was in Bajreshwari Temple?

After Lord Vishnu had trimmed her body with his Vishnu Chakra, the left breast was removed.

Is Kangra Temple found where?

The temple is located in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district.

Kangra Devi is who?

Bajreshwari Devi's other name is Kangra Devi. Slowly, however, the temple became Kangra Devi Temple.

Who is the creator of Bajreshwari Temple

Chimaji Apa is the creator and architect of this temple.

How many steps does Kangra temple have?

This temple has 52 steps.