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Sui Mata Temple, Chamba

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#7 of 11 in Historic Sites in Chamba
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • This is very important place for water and history related this temple. Nice view of Chamba City. Good Location 
    This is very important place for water and history related this temple. Nice view of Chamba City. Good Location  more »
  • Excellent Views of Chamba Town from The temple. Must visiting place in my opinion. Enjoyable day with my best friends. 
    Excellent Views of Chamba Town from The temple. Must visiting place in my opinion. Enjoyable day with my best friends.  more »
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  • Jai Mata Di Sui Mata Temple is located at upper terrace in Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Queen Sunayana, a queen of Shaila Varman. Over 1,000-year-old, Suhi Mata temple at Chamba is an inseparable part of its cultural heritage. Sui Mata Mela 2022 date is April 10 to April 13. Sui Mata, as she was popularly called, was buried alive, having willingly agreed to sacrifice her life to propitiate the gods and thus bring water to the newly formed capital. The temple, approached by a series of stone steps constructed later, marks the spot where the queen stopped to rest on the way to her death. During the 10th century CE, the Chamba area in Himachal Pradesh had no rain for years and King Sahil Varman tried to please the gods in almost all possible ways but nothing worked. He finally consulted the oracles and sorcerers who told him that he needed to sacrifice either his wife or his son to bring water to his kingdom. With a heavy heart, the king decided to sacrifice his son but his wife, Queen Sunayana, could not bear the son getting sacrificed so she sacrificed herself.
  • Amazing .... And best of all is the real story of the goddess ... One should go when the fair is organized. Himalayan orchard huts homestay's owner is very well versed with all the history of chamba and temples.

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