December 05, 2021 07:10 PM

Jawalamukhi (Vijyender Sharma)

-Punjab Chief Minister Charanjeet singh Channi on Sunday, Visited famous shrine of Jwalamukhi in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh during his Devi Darshan Yatra of the State to pay obeisance. Mr.Channi along with his Family members reached the shrine this morning from Baglamukhi.

He was accorded a warm and rousing reception by a large number of devotees and local baridars of temple who welcomed him at the gate of Jawalamukhi shrine, with traditional musical instruments as he entered the temple. He prayed for the well being and prosperity of the people of the Punjab.

Dharmender Sharma, senior Priest of temple said,Punjab CM Mr. Channi had pooja of the deity for better health, peace and prosperity of his state.

The SDM Jawalamukhi, Manoj Thakur presented a photograph of Jawala ji and presented Siropa to him . Senior officers of the district administration and other distinguished people were present on the occasion.

The temple is dedicated to Jwalamukhi the Goddess of Light, also known as the Flaming Goddess or ‘She of the Flaming Mouth.The temple consists of a copper pipe which emanates natural gas which is lit by the temple’s priest to form a flawless blue flame.

The flame is worshiped as the manifestation of the goddess Jwalamukhi. Some also believe that Jwalamukhi represents the flaming mouth of Jalandhara, the demon who was crushed to death by Lord Shiva. The flames are believed to come from his mouth. Nine flames have been named after the goddesses – Mahakali, Annapurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Vidhya, Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi which burn continuously.

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