temple was built by Raja Sahil Varman in the name of his daughter Champavati.
This is a much popular Hindu pilgrimage, visited by all the tourists all day long.
The temple is established at the center of the city, near the Police Post and
Treasury building. The architecture is inspired by the Nepali architectural
style, named Shikara. It has mesmerizing designs carved on rocks and also a
magnificent wheel is placed on the rooftop of this temple. Huge sculptures can
be seen in this temple and the walls are all carved beautifully. All these
designs and architectures make the temple unique and worth visiting.
temple worships an incarnation of Goddess Durga in the form of Goddess
Mahisasurmardini. There are also shrines of Wazir and Vasuki Naga. The elegance
and beauty of the Champavati temple are usually compared with the Laxmi Narayan
temple. This temple is maintained and managed by the Archaeological Survey of
India. It holds a great historical and religious value and has become the most
visited pilgrimage destination for Hindus.
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The etymology of Champavati Temple
It is said
that Champavati, the daughter of Raja Varman used to visit many temples and
ashrams daily. She was a very devoted religious person. The king became
suspicious of her activities. One day he decided to follow her. He was carrying
a dagger in his coat. On reaching the ashram, the raja found none. When he was
returning, he heard a Godly voice, who told him that her daughter paid the
price of his actions. They have taken her daughter away, she will never return.
The voice also told him to make a temple there to avoid further calamities. That
is why the Champavati temple was made in the memory of Raja Varma’s daughter.
How to reach Champavati Temple
Chamba is well
connected to nearby towns. One can avail buses, taxies, autos or local
rickshaws to reach there. Though it is a small town, the town is situated at
the heart of the city so people can come easily by any of the mentioned