Kamru Nag To Shikari Devi Trek – Kamru Nag Lake – Shikari Devi Temple – Rohanda – Drone Shots(4K)

Kamrunag is mostly famous because of local deity temple which is main deity of Mandi district, The temple of Kamrunag situated at the top of mountain ridge of Kamru valley, there is elliptical shaped lake which is known as Kamrunag lake. Lake and temple are surrounded by pine trees. Lake is situated at an average height of 3200 m(apprx) from sea level. Kamrunag offer panoramic views of Himalayan ranges specifically Dhauladhar, Pir-panja ranges and a view of Balh valley. This place is ideal for trekking and camping.There is no direct road to Kamrunag, it can only be reached by trekking, the nearest road connectivity is at Rohanda which is 55 KM from Mandi and 35 KM from Sundernagar.

Fair at Kamrunag:Saranahuli fair in the month of June from 14 June to 16 June held every year at lake side, lots of people of Mandi and nearby district of Himachal attend the fair, devotees offers coins in to the lake,it is said that quantity of coins and metals are unknown in the lake.

Shikari Devi temple is near to Seraj Valley, Janjelhi valley, Bagsaid Valley in the Himalayas in Distt mandi Of Himachal Pradesh with beautiful view of pine, deodar woods and apple orchards. The Shikari Devi Temple is positioned at a height of 2850 meters above sea level in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is extremely difficult to trek up to the Shikari Devi Temple from Janjheli, Bagsaid, Kandha or Karsog valley. You can enjoy a beautiful trip with different routes to reach upto ancient shrine of the Shikari Devi Temple located at the peak of the hill.

The roofless shrine of Shikari Devi is an ancient structure believed to be from the time of the pandavas who came in this region during their exile. Shikari at a height of 10,768 ft above sea level is considered to be the highest peak in the entire Mandi district and offers amazing views of the valley on a clear day.

It is also believed that during the winters when the entire surrounding is highly covered under thick snow, the main shrine surprisingly gathers no snow at all. The Goddess at the temple is actually Kali who is worshiped in the form of Shikari Devi (literally means Hunter Goddess). It is believed that the goddess was mainly worshiped by hunters and she would protect them from any attacks or any other dangers befalling on them. As per the temple priest, the goddess loves hunting and asks for sacrifice which was quite visible as locals were coming with goats/sheep as offering to the deity. There was a special place for making animal sacrifices outside the premises. Animal sacrifice (or killing) is one thing that makes me feel very sad especially about this beautiful land which is known as ‘Dev Bhumi’ (The land of the Gods).

Every year during the Navaratra days fair is held here, which attracts a large number of devotees from all over the world.

The place is approachable by road and jeep ply from this Jinjheli village covering the distance of 16 kms. The route has beautiful sights on both side of the road. The devotees have to climb 500 stairs from the road side to reach the temple premises.Joginder Nagar Railway station is the closest railhead.The Pandava brothers during their period of exile also mediated at this place and were blessed by Goddess Durga for their victory against their cousins Kauravas. During the epic battle of Mahabharta when no one could stop legend Bhishma Pitamah from the mass carnage in the battle ground,Arjuna was disgruntled. Goddess Durga appeared and pacified Arjuna and asked him to follow the instructions of Lord Krishna whom she referred to as Naraina (God) . She assured him to victory against the evil, a battle which she said is to be fought in every Yuga.

The temple finds reference in the holy book Markandya Puran and great epic Mahabharta. It is stated that Sage Markandya mediated at this place for a number of years . During meditation he desired to see the worldly form of Goddess Durga (Mahishasur mardani) who killed the demons like Mahishasur, Rakata Bija, Madhu Kaitaba etc. without any help. The desire of Sage Markandya was fullfilled by Goddess Durga here

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