Clarified Butter Murti (Idol) at the Brajeshwari Devi Temple in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh during Makar Sankranti Festival



During Makar Sankranti Festival, the Brajeshwari Devi Temple in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh is famous for clarified butter murti (Idol) of Goddess Brajeshwari Devi. The murti is made by the priests from 1500 kilograms of clarified butter.

The murti is installed on Makar Sankranti and is completely made using butter donated by devotees.

Legend has it that when Goddess Brajeshwari Devi was injured during her battle against demons, she was cured by celestial beings using clarified butter.

The butter murti is removed from the pedestal after the seven day festival and is distributed as Prasad among devotees. It is believed that the butter has medicinal properties and it cures skin ailments and joint pains.