A photo tour of the Chindi Mata Temple located in Chindi, Karsog Valley, Himachal !
‘Humanity is the only religion’, he always tells me. He doesn’t stop anyone from Idol worship though opines when sees people around following irrational traditions; try and force him to be a part of something similar and you are in for a stimulating debate!
Ashish (my soul-mate) is a big inspiration in my life, of so many things that are purely impressive about him; one is that he believes ‘Good Karma is all you need to conquer the Evil’. And for him ‘God’ is another name for rediscovering the power of ‘Good’; And ‘God’ is omnipresent, not restricted to the premises of the Temples!
Then how did we end up in Temple one might think. There could be different reasons why people visit temples!
Well, the Temples in India are commendable work of art and the Architecture of Temples is very specific to the region. For instance, in Tamil Nadu one will find Dravidian styled Hindu Temples while on the other hand, in Himachal a combination of styles – Dome, Timber bonded or Flat roofed.
On our visit to Chindi in Karsog Valley, we discovered this archaic yet incredibly beautiful ‘Chindi Mata’ temple.
The artists’ impression of ‘Goddess’ (Mata in Hindi) is sensational, above you can see Goddess Durga and Kaali. Goddess Durga has nine different forms and each form (or Avatar) has a beautiful story. Kaali or Kalka is also one of her majestic forms.
The surroundings were quiet while the nature’s music created by droplets of rain played constantly in the background. The chirping birds also made their contribution to the melody making the settings perfect for a happy morning.
The design was so aesthetically appealing that one could spend hours appreciating the effort and execution.
This is the beautiful moment when Aayansh went ahead to befriend the ‘Tigaar’ (in his language), his innocent eyes were sparkling with joy, for him it was as real as it could get!
This temple is one of the magnificent temples of the region and if you’re in Chindi, you must visit it once.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Suggested Reading – Chindi – A little piece of Heaven