THE YATRI NIWAS: Barely 300m from the temple of Chamunda Devi, Himachal Tourism runs a
Yatri Niwas. This rests on the same spur as the shrine which is clearly visible from
it. The water of the Baner (Banganga) rivulet flow just below the Yatri Niwas. On the
facing hill, the Durga Temple is is visible.
Rooms are airy, spacious, decently furnished with attached baths and running hot &
cold water. Restaurant, Room Service, Parking within premises.
Chronicled in the Durga Sapt-Shati, the story goes that on the orders of Shamb and
Ni-Shamb, two demons tried to harass the goddess Ambika. Enraged, Ambika knitted her
brows and from the folds a horrifying from of Kali emerged. After a great battle, the
goddess Kali slew the two demons, Chand and Mund. Delighted by Kali's achievement,
Ambika declared that she would now be worshipped here as Chamunda a combination of the
demons names. Chamunda Devi temple is at height of 100