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Jwala Devi Temple In Mussoorie Uttarakhand










Overview

Jwala Devi Temple is a famous religious temple at located in Mussoorie of Dehradun District. This temple is situated at a height of about 2105 meters above sea level. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This temple is situated on the top of the Benog Hills. A statue made of stone of Goddess Durga is established in this temple. Jwala Devi Temple has been included in 51 Shakti Peethas. According to legend, once the goddess Sati's father Raja Daksh organized a grand yajna, in which he had invited all deities, except Lord Shiva. The yajna had the place of all the gods except Lord Shiva. Seeing this insult of Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati jumped into the yajna kund. Upon hearing the news of jumping in the yajna of Goddess Sati, Lord Shiva happened indignantly and cut off the head of King Daksh. Lord Shiva, while mourning, kept the body of Sati on the shoulder and began Taandav. All the gods began to urge Lord Vishnu to calm Lord Shiva. After that Lord Shiva raised the body of Goddess Sati on the shoulder and rotated in all four directions, During this, Lord Vishnu had split the body of Sati into 51 parts with his Sudarshan Chakra, where-where the Sati's limbs part fell, those places became Shaktipeeth. It is believed that at this place, the tongue of Goddess Sati had fallen, hence here the Goddess Sati's tongue is worshiped. It is believed that from many years, the Jwala in the temple is burning. This temple of Jwala Devi is one of the main religious destinations of Mussoorie.

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How To Reach Jwala Devi Temple


By Air

The nearest airport of Mussoorie is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 59 km from Mussoorie.  

By Rail

The nearest railway station of Mussoorie is Dehradun, which is about 34 km from Mussoorie.

By Road

Jwala Devi Temple is located a distance of about 8 km from Mussoorie city.

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