Jwalamukhi Temple – Shakti Peeth

Jwalamukhi is a famous Shakti Peeth temple in Himachal Pradesh. Devi’s tongue fell here and the idols are Devi as Ambika (Mother) and Shiva as Unmatta (Furious). This is located near Kangra is Himachal Pradesh. From Jalandhar to Jalamukhi by local transport like tanga.

Jwalamukhi Temple
Jwalamukhi Temple

The Temple of Jwalamukhi is an astounding sacred power point – an adventure unto itself. Within Jwalamukhi an archaic sanctuary to the tongue of Kali, the source of the flame of transformation. The sanctuary contains a shallow pool of water. Floating above the water are perpetual, natural-gas-fueled blue flames.

A Foreign Visitor, Mark Roberts comments on Jwalamukhi as under: To be honest, on that first reading of the flames of transformation, my first reaction was, “somebody has been reading H. Ryder Haggard’s SHE one too many times!!”.

However, further research has proven Jwalamukhi to be quite real. It is 34 km. south of Kangra, in Himachal Pradesh ~ bounded by Tibet and the Himalayas to the North East ~ and Jammu & Kashmir to the North West, and the Punjab to the west. It seems probable that Jwalamukhi  provided H. Ryder Haggard with the inspiration to write of SHE and her flames of transformation (he worked in India as well as Africa for a number of years).

Jwalamukhi Temple – Sati Shakti Peeth

Sati and Shakti peeths

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