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Jwalaji Temple in Himachal Pradesh – Nine Flames Burning In Jwalamukhi Temple

Jwalaji Temple, located in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh, is one among the 51 Shaktipeeths. This unique temple is known as Jwalaji as it does not have an idol instead there are nine flames burning continuously from the fissures in the temple. Since the Goddess is worshipped in the form of celestial flame, she is known as Jwalamukhi or Jwalaji. Nobody has been able to recognize the fuel source of the sacred flame. Story of Jwalaji Temple The main belief is that the eternal flame present in the shrine is the one created by Goddess Sati to perform self-immolation at Daksha Yajna. Legend has it that the tongue of Sati (Shakti) fell here when Lord Vishnu cut the dead body of Sati into pieces to pacify Lord Shiva. Thus it is one among the 51 Shaktipeeths. Another legend has Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva concentrated at a point on earth and from it appeared a huge flame. A young girl appeared from the flame and she then destroyed the demons that were spreading Adharma. Histo

Third Day Navratri Food Offering – Third Day Navratri Festival Bhog or Prasad

Food offering, known as bhog, prasad, or naivedya, is an essential part of Navratri vrat and festival. The third day Navratri bhog is offered to Goddess Chandraghanta. The food that is offered on day three of Navratri should be prepared using milk. If the food is prepared using milk, then the person will be blessed with happiness by Maa Chandraghanta. Kheer and chaval cooked in rice are offered to Goddess Chandraghanta on the third day.

Tallest Goddess Durga Idol Made During Durga Puja

The tallest Goddess Durga Idol (Sculpture) was made during Durga Puja 2015 by Deshapriya Park Durga Puja Committee in Kolkata in West Bengal. The Durga Idol was 88 feet tall. The sculpture was made using iron and fiber. An attempt was made in 2017 by Guwahati's Bishnupur Durga Puja Committee to break the record by making a 100-feet idol using bamboo. But unfortunately the structure collapsed in a storm.