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“Religious people must visit, even the research people should”

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Ranked #10 of 57 things to do in Dharamsala
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

A temple where you can see the fire burning on its own without any oil or gas. The research companies in the oil and gas exploration field tried there level best for many years in the areas nearby to find the presence of gases or oil beneath the land surface, but finally failed. They didnt find anything. Wether is it the magic or the science behind it, god knows. But you must visit this place.

3  Thank GuptaVarun
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

nice view and mesmerising view of the jwala devi. also wanted to see the chatra put up by akbar because of heavy rain. but was a nice experience.

Thank kaviom
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is the big Devi temple. From Car park you will have walk up the volcanic hill (15-20 mins) through chaotic bazaar to reach there.

Inside the shrine, you will find no idols but just flames (jyoti) coming out from rocks. These flames are burning since time unknown without any fuel and have never ceased. Scientist have done research but they couldnt find out how the "jyoti" never cease. Its a miracle/blessing of Jwala Devi.


Historical significance - When Empror Akbar found out about Jwala Devi, he decided to extinguish them by flooding the place. He got a stream made from uphill towards Devi temple and as soon as the water was released from up, the river changed its course and missed the temple by a turn.(it can still be seen). Then Akbar realised the power of Devi & got a 50 kg gold "chattra" (plate) made for donation/gift to the temple. As soon as he entered the shrine, Devi appeared in front of him kicked the gold plate off his hands. That gold plate got converted into a foreign metal which does not exist in the world and is still kept there in the temple complex. It has been tested time & again from scientist all over the world, but thats an alien metal which does not exist anywhere else on Earth. This was the sign of Devi's rejection of Akbar's offering.

There is another temple "Gorakh Tibbi" just adjacent where An ancient sage used to cook food on boiling water spring. The water still gurgles & boils but when the priest ask you to put hand in it, you will find it cold! And they can still cook food over it! That's another miracle & a mystery too. But the queue for this Gorakh Tibbi temple is 2 hours + always.

6  Thank AnshumanMaini
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Jwala ji is famous for her akhand jyot (ever ending flame) and is one of the 51 Shakti Peeth's of India, the place is around an hours journey from Dharamshala City.

Thank shettymanohar
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a holy place where Devi mata is present in the form of burning fumes of fire coming out of hills without any fuel.In this temple can see Jawala ji with there eyes.The space around the temple is clean, well maintained.The temple has a path where u can go in autorickshaw .Langer is free and nice to visit there.This temple is considered to be one of the 51 shakti peeth of Devi mata all over india.Nice to visit thete and Mata full fill wishes of devotees.A must visit for the person having religious faith in devi mata.

6  Thank KUMUD_12
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