Location : Near Nahan, Himachal Pradesh
Worshipped Deities : Goddess Katsana
Construction Period : 16th century
Bala Sundri Temple is situated at a distance of 17 kilometer from Nahan in the district of Sirmour. Built by Dip Prakash, this temple at Trilokpur is an important shrine of medieval India. The place is of immense religious significance and attracts thousands of pilgrims, especially from the states of Northern India.
The temple is situated near Dharmshala, another sacred place for Hindus. Every year, innumerable devotees visit Bala Sundri Temple and offer prayers to the goddess Mahamaya Sundri. The temple premises remain crowded especially during Navratra Festival. At this time, a special fair is organized for the sake of devotees who participate in the sacred ceremonies with full zeal and fervor. The fair is organized in the months of October and April when the entire ambience echoes the sacred enchants of Navratra songs.
There are other temples in the vicinity of the temple. A cave temple consisting of stalactites and stalagmites is present in Trilokpur. This Shiva temple is worth visiting by the pilgrims. Several ruins of places and other pieces of architecture are admirable. An audience hall belonging to the then Governor, Lehna Singh is also present near the temple premises.
Legend Associated with the Temple :
Bala Sundri Temple was built to celebrate the historic surprising victory of Rajputs over Mughal enemies. In a battle that took place between armies of Ghulam Rahilla and Rajpuatana local chiefs, the result of the battle was turned upside town when the imminent defeat of Rajputs was converted into victory after the sudden and dramatic appearance of the goddess on the scene.
The temple is a worth-visiting site for the tourists who come on a vacation to Himachal Pradesh.