Hamirpur is a mini heaven of Devbhoomi that is near Kangra Valley. It is named after the famous ruler of the Katoch Dynasty, Raja Hamir Chand. Its glory, lush green pathways, and lovely scenic views attract many travelers. Pilgrims visit various temples of the ancient period and seek the blessings of the Almighty. Let’s discover some Famous Temples of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.
1. Baba Balak Nath Temple, Deotsidh
2. Sujanpur Tihra Fort Temple
3. Narvadeshwar Temple
4. Tauni Devi Temple
5. Awah Devi/Jalpa Devi
6. Gasota Mahadev
7. Jhanyari Devi
8. Kalanjari Temple
1) Baba Balak Nath Temple, Deotsidh:
Baba Balak Nath Temple is another beautiful temple situated on the hills of Chakmoh village of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh. Baba Balaknath is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Kartikey, son of Lord Shiva. He took birth to kill the demon “Tarakasur”.Temple is also famous for the name “ Deotsidh”.It is located at a distance of 40 km from Hamirpur. Every year lakhs of devotees from Delhi, Punjab, and Himachal come to visit this Famous temple of Himachal Pradesh.
NOTE: Entry to the Babaji’s cave is restricted to ladies. They can only see the idol of Paunahari ji away from the temple. Being Brahmachari, no lady can enter the cave and can’t even touch the idol of Babaji.
2) Sujanpur Tihra Fort Temple:
Sujanpur is named after its previous name ‘Sajjanpur’ which means ‘sincere and merciful and Tira/Tira stands for ‘top of the hill’.This one of the Famous Temples of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh is located at a distance of 26.1 km from Hamirpur and is nearer to the Kangra border. In 1758, Raja Abhay Chand who belonged to the Katoch dynasty constructed this glorious temple. In the 19th century, Raja Sansar Chand moved from Kangra to Hamirpur and changed the name of this town from Sujanpur to Sujanpur Tira. Sujanpur Tira Fort Temple comprises Five Temples( Bansiwala Temple, Narvadeshwar Temple, Thakurdwara Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, And Gauri Shankar Temple and a big hall called Baradari.
3) Narvadeshwar Temple :
Narbadeshwar Temple was built by Maharani Prassani Devi who was the wife of Raja Sansar Chand. Bhittil-styled architecture and paintings that are inscribed on the walls intensify the display of walls. Domes and slits are the centers of attraction for tourists. Other temples like Durga, Mahishasur Mardini Temple, Ganesh, and Laxmi Narayan Temple are the other magnificent temples inside the premises. Come over to experience the spirituality of this one of the Famous Temples of Hamirpur.
4) Tauni Devi Temple:
This is one of the Famous Temples of Hamirpur that belongs to the Hindu deity Maa Tauni. Tauni Devi is the sister of Goddess Durga. This spectacular temple is located on Hamirpur – Awa Devi road at a distance of 12.9 km from the city. Every year thousands of devotees pay their homage to this 2oo years old temple. Mythologically, by seeking the blessings of Maa one can get rid of diseases that are caused due to rainy season.The annual fair is also held here in the month of June-July.
5) Awah Devi Temple/ Jalpa Devi :
Now have a quick overview of this 250-year-old holy and one of the Famous Temples of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Awah Devi is situated on Hamirpur-Sarkaghat road in Tehsil Bhoranj. It is 24 km away from Hamirpur and is at the maximum height of the town. known by another name Jalpa Devi too. Alluring background with scenic views adds charm to the temple. Historically, when some people of Mandi were carrying the idol of Maa Jalpa to place it in their native region, they lost their eyesight. As it was against the will of Devi Jalpa.She didn’t want to leave Hamirpur. When they returned and placed the statue of Devi back their eyesight was restored.isn’t it interesting?
This pleasing 500 years old temple is 8 km away from the town. Sprinkling streams on both sides of the divine place adds grace to the temple. It is believed that once a farmer was plowing the fields and suddenly become feeble with the large stone, that was actually the Shiva Lingam. Later, Temple was built in the same place. As the stone was so big and it can’t be moved to any other place to establish. Every year in the month of May, a fair is held in which the trade of cattle is done. A large number of devotees visit during the first Monday of this month (considered Jeshtha). This temple is well managed by Local Panchayat.
7) Jhanyari Devi:
The Famous Temples Of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh are having an ancient origin of around 400-500 years. Jhanyari Devi Temple is also 200 years old temple and is managed by the local committee. It is also having historical importance. Devi is believed to be the Ancestral goddess of the Katoch dynasty. King visualized Devi in his dream, who directed him to create this wonderful masterpiece. Every Year Fair is held during Jheshtha shukla ashtami and pilgrims in large count pay their visit to this sacred place.
8) Kalanjari Temple :
This Temple is located at a distance of 6 km from Hamirpur. Every year devotees and sages visit this temple to seek the blessings of Kalanjari. Their wishes are granted by Devi. Annual Fair is held in the month of June-July.
Plan a trip to the Famous Temples Of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, and experience the serenity along with the beauty of teeming Shivalik ranges.