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AT A GLANCE

Devta Name/Local Name/Vedic Name Devi Ambika/ Mahamai/Ambika
Type (Rishi, Nag, etc) Durga
Powering Divinity (Jogini) Jogni Kali
Associated Devtas Natli Nag, 4 Chambhu Bhawan, Parshu Ram, Kot Bhadarlu, 9 Nag, 7 Bharadi, Laxmi Narayan, Chandi Mata, Vishveshwar Mahadev, Dakshineshwar Mahadev.
Annual Fair (attended by which other deity) Navratar, Nirshu Mela, Kaw Chhat Mela, Budhi Diwali at Nirmand, Budhi Diwali at Nirshu.
Dharopu Devta attends the festivals of Devi Ambika
Dussehra Participation/Place No


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Nirmand Gram Panchayat, Nirmand 181 km Kullu-Aut-Banjar-Jalori Pass-Ani-Nirmand Rest Houses, Hotels at Nirmand Pushpender Sharma, Kardar
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HIGHLIGHTS

According to one belief Devi Ambika of Nirmand is Ambika of Mahabharata. Another legend is that in the Satyug when the demons created an atmosphere of terror in the Himalayas, Parshuram came to Nirmand. Here a Naga attacked him and lord Parshuram cut the Naga deity into pieces. Parshuram, then in his rage, eradicated many demons with his axe. But he could not overcome them all. When Gods saw that even Parshuram was unable to kill all the demons they went to Lord Vishnu. They meditated upon Mahakali (Ambika) on the advice of Vishnu. Then Devi Ambika fought the demons using her weapons like khapar (bowl), trishul (trident) and sword and killed all of them. After this event a temple was constructed for Devi Ambika at Nirmand. The Devi has eight mohras and the main mohra is called bhadrakali