Chaar Devi Darshan

Day 01: Chakki Bank - Dharamshala

This morning you arrive at Chakki bank railway station, proceed by road to Dharamshala the principal township of the Kangra Valley region and is magnificently set to the background of the Dhauladhar mountains, overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Chamunda Brajeshwari Temples: Today early in the morning proceed to Chamunda temple for morning Arti. Chamunda   ,also known as C hamundi ,   Chamundeshwari   and   Charchika , is a fearsome aspect of   Devi , the   Hindu Divine Mother   and one of the seven   Matrikas   (mother goddesses). She is also one of the chief   Yoginis , a group of sixty-four or eighty-one   Tantric goddesses, who are attendants of the warrior goddess   Durga . [2]   The name is a combination of   Chanda   and   Munda , two monsters whom Chamunda killed. She is closely associated with   Kali , another fierce aspect of Devi. [3]   She is sometimes identified with goddesses   Parvati ,   Chandi   or   Durga   as well. The goddess is often portrayed as haunting cremation grounds or fig trees. The goddess is worshipped by ritual animal sacrifices along with offerings of wine and in the ancient times, human sacrifices were offered too. Originally a tribal goddess, Chamunda was assimilated in Hinduism and later entered the Jain pantheon too. Though in Jainism, the rites of her worship include vegetarian offerings, and not the meat and liquor offerings later, later post lunch proceed by road to Brajeshwari Temples in Kangra is one of famous himachal pradesh temples said to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati.The Shree Brajeshwari Devi Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess brajeshwarii, located in the town Nagarkot, in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. and is 11 km away from the nearest railway station of Kangra. The Kangra Fort is situated nearby. Its location on a mountain near Chamunda Devi temple The Brajeshwari Devi temple, located in the old Kangra Township, is said to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati. This shrine, once renown for its great wealth, has been plundered relentlessly over the ages. The first of the plunderers was Mahmud of Ghazni, who looted it in 1009. A mosque was built on the ruins and a garrison was left behind. 35 years later, the local king regained its possession. The shrine was repaired and a replica of the idol was enshrined. The temple was filled with gold, silver and diamonds only to be ransacked again in 1360 by Firoz Tughlaq. Later Emperor Akbar visited the shrine with his Dewan, Todar Mal and restored it to its former grandeur. The temple was razed to the ground by an earthquake in 1905, but a new one came up the very same year, thanks to the Kangra Restoration Committee. The primary deity of the temple, brajeshwariidevi, also known as Vajr+íb+íi and Vajrayogini, is considered an incarnation of goddess Parvati or Aadi-Maya on earth. Her name literally means "the lady of the Vajra (thunderbolt)". There are two legends about the goddess' origins, both associated with the Vajra. Overniht in the hotel.

Day 03 : Jwalaji Chintpunri
Today early in the morning you will proceed to Jwalaji temple. Jwala Ji   is a   Hindu   Goddess . Alternative spelling and names for Jwala Ji include Jvala Ji ,   Jwala Devi   and   Jwalamukhi Ji . The physical manifestation of Jwala Ji is always a set of flames burning off natural gas,   and the term   Jwala means flame   and   Ji   is an honorific used in the   Indian subcontinent .

Historically, shrines dedicated to Jwala Ji were based on fissures from which   natural gas   seeped by itself. The number of flames is usually either seven (for the seven divine sisters) or nine (for the nine   Durgas ). [4]   Several schools of   Buddhism   also share the symbolism of a seven-forked sacred flame, later proceed to Chintpurni is a major pilgrimage center and one of the   Shakti Peethas   in   India . The Chintpurni shakti peeth (Chhinnamastika shakti peeth) is located in   Una district   Himachal Pradesh   state, surrounded by the western Himalaya in the north and east in the smaller Shiwalik (or Shivalik) range bordering the state of   Punjab   The Chintpurni Shakti Peeth is dedicated to the temple of Chinnamastika Devi or   Chinnamasta   Devi.   Chhinnamasta   or Chinnamastika temple is one of the 7 major and 51 total   Shakti Peethas . [ Here,   Chhinnamasta   is interpreted as the severed-headed one as well as the foreheaded-one. overnight in the hotel.

Day 04 : Departure.

Today early breakfast you will proceed for your next destinations.

 

Cost for the group size for at least 2- 4 would be net INR 14,500 per person only.

 

Cost includes:

•  Transportation as per the itinerary.

•  Hotels accommodation on MAPAI basis.

•  All entry and monuments fees.

•  All taxes.

 

Cost excludes:

•  Air fare, train fare, personal nature expenses such as telephone calls, laundry services, alcohol, food out of market, tip etc.

•  Health and insurance.

 

 

Cultural Treks
Dharamsala-Mirkiani-Donali
6 days -Kangra, Chamba - 4250m

Dharamsala-Indrahar-Kuanrsi
6 days -Kangra, Chamba - 5200m

Dharamsala-Palampur-Waru-Nayagran
5 days -Kangra, Chamba - 3850m

Dharamsala-Baijnath-Jalsu/Sureh-Nayagran
7 days -Kangra, Chamba - 3713m

Dharamsala-Baijnath-Thamsar-Bara Bhangal
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Herbal Lake trek: Manali-Dhundi-Shagara Duga-Dashauhar-Brigu-Manali
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Moon Lake trek: Sethan-Bhaludera-Chhatru-Chhota Dara-Batal-Chandertal-Baralacha-la
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Malana Tribal village trek: Naggar-Chanderkhani-Malana-Jari
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Manikaran-Pin Parvati trek
14 days - Manikaran, Spiti - 5300m

Darcha-Leh
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Cultural trails within Kullu & Lahaul
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Himalayan Jeep Safari
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Manali-Keylong-Baralacha-Sarchu-Leh Jeep Safari
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Manali - Tso-Moriri Lake - Leh Jeep Safari
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