Jwalamukhi Temple, Uletokpo,

Jwalamukhi Temple, Uletokpo

Location: Jwalamukhi Temple is an old temple located in Pragpur. It is famous for being one of the Shaktipithas.

Description: This temple is devoted to Goddess Jwalamukhi, the goddess having a blazing mouth that is considered to be an appearance of Sati, the goddess. Devi exists in the form of flames and the numbers of flames are nine. This temple does not have any idols. The nine flames represent nine goddesses and the main flame is considered to be that of goddess Kali. Other flames represent goddesses Anjana, Lakshmi, Ambika, Vasini, Vidhya, Chandi, Hinglaj, Annapurna and Saraswathi. A gold umbrella was offered by Emperor Akbar to this temple, which can be seen till date. The king of Nepal also offered a huge brass bell to this temple. Pragpur is a part of Uletokpo and the festivals that are celebrated in Uletokpo with great pomp and show are Holi, Basant Panchmi and Diwali. Thus, this place has great cultural and traditional heritage with great value for religious sentiments.

Activities: Apart from the darshan of the deity and visiting the temple there are other places of great interest located in this region. Famous Maharana Pratap Sagar Dam and adventure sports, like trekking, are also a great attraction of this place.

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