Chandi mandir is a holy place of Hindus. It is sited near the state of Chandigarh (India). It is worshipped and visited in the honour of goddess Chandi who is considered as the ‘goddess of power’. The temple consists of beautiful environment. The temple consists of deities of many other Hindu gods. They are: Ram, Shiva, Hanuman and Radha Krishna. It is one of the Siddh Peeth which is considered to be the place where the desires of the devotees are fulfilled. The city Chandigarh has got its name by this temple. When the devotees visit this temple it is difficult for them to leave the place due to its magnificent and stunning interior. People from every corner of the world have gathered a crowd at this temple.
One can reach this shrine by mean of three modes. They are: road, rail and air. Bus network of different types followed the journey towards Chandimandir. They are deluxe or semi-deluxe buses, ordinary and air-conditioned. The rail network of Chandigarh consists of two trains: Shatabdi express and Himalayan Queen. The airplane connects the three cities Amritsar, Leh and Delhi to Chandigarh.
Security And Some Tips
There are many security services at Chandigarh which are provided to people for safety and protection. These security services are Group Security Pvt. Ltd, K4m Security Services, Hi-Tech Securities, Satkar Security Providers pvt Ltd, R V Technovision and Noor security. Yatris should not carry cash and ornaments with them. Yatris should keep their luggage at safe and secure place.
When to visit
The best time to visit the temple is during the month of March and October as at that time the fair of Navaratri use to be organized.The temple is opened for all the days of the week. The timings of the temple are 6 AM to 10:00 PM. There is no entry fee to visit the temple. The visit duration of this temple is around 1 hour.
What To See And Do
The Chandimandir has occupied a large span and is completely white in colour. It is designed with great exotic architecture. For taking entry in to the shrine one has to climb some steps. After entering into the sanctum there comes a hall followed by another hall. After that there is inner shrine which consists of the idol of Mata chandi. The walls of the inner shrine are red in colour. The idol is made up of black stone. This idol is decorated with garlands and jewelry. The head of the statue is covered by swarna mukut. The mata is adorned with colourful poshak and is surrounded by statues of other gods i.e. Lord Shiva, Rama, Hanuman and Radha Krishna. The maha aarti that takes place within the shrine provides mental peace to the devotees.
Where To Stay
There are many dharamshalas in Chandigarh which provide stay at affordable price. These dharamshalas are: Bhagwan Parshuram Bhawan, Jatt Bhawan, Tibetan Children's Village Home, Sood Dharamshala, Chananram Dharamshala and Jain Dharamshala
Where Else to Stay
There are many hotels in Chandigarh so as to provide luxury. These hotels are: The Fern Residency Chandigarh, Bharatgarh Fort, Aura Vaseela Resort, Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur, The Golden Palms Hotel & Spa and Hometel Chandigarh.
The festival of navaratri is celebrated in the Chandimandir with great joy and entertainment. The temple is decorated beautifully during this festival. It is the ideal time for the devotees to visit the temple and pray for the goddess.
There are many fascinating places to visit near this temple. These places are: National Gallery of portraits, Sanatan Dharm Mandir, Khushalendra Sita Rams Mandir, Children Traffic Park, Hibiscus Garden, Hibiscus Garden and Garden Of Fragrance.
Yatris should take video camera with them so as to trap each and every moment of the trip. Yatris should also take a personal diary for having the written record of the whole visit along with the feelings and emotions at that time. They should also hire a tourist guide who gives the complete knowledge of the temple including its history. They should also take first aid so as to cure frequent injury.
Hence, the worship towards Chandi Mata is fruitful only when it is done from true heart.