The centuries old temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi is completely burned part Naturally and small part human err. As the temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi had wooden sealing and flooring, the lighting stroke was enhanced by cylinder of liquid petrolium gas stored inside.
All leftover now is darkened walls made of stone slabs. Though the area still has sufficient snow….no approach has been made to start the restorations effort.
As of the work done to make concrete trail up to temple is also a total waste of funds as within two years the concrete pavement laid by state government has started to break and in most of parts it is already ruined…plus at some points it is more dangerous to step on some parts of trails..though the old trails is still good to follow.
Availability of water is still not dependent…you might think you will get water refill in the old water point..but that’s just a luck…you might reach the spot and find the tap dry. (that happens mostly and at times when on the opposite ridge villagers go to collect woods or grass for livestock and from the water source they untie the pipeline to drink water and leave the pipeline untied and which results in dry tap on Trail to Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi So you need to carry own water, if you want to avoid dehydration and loss of energy which is required to climb the steep trails.
Since long Mountains have fascinated humans and some felt scared of them. But only within these Mountains the sage and saints find Peace. Mountains have been watching every activity down on Earth and have kept a record of all incidences and they share it with whoever comes to them and has the capability to communicate with them.
Mountains have found an honorable space with the Gaddi shepherds. As these Gaddi shepherds have been frequenting them since long time and used Mountain Trails and Passes to migrate with their live-stock from one region to other. Though at present this trend is on decline as so called future generation finds this tradition a symbol of backwardness, but they keep forgetting that the Real Life is what their parents and ancestors had. The first generations of Gaddi Shepherd have dedicated temples across series of Mountains and Hills as a symbol of Respect to Nature gods and till date local villagers come to offer prayer to these temples and also frequented by Gaddi shepherds as well as hikers and trekkers. One of such temple is dedicated to Langha Mata (the form of SHAKTI). Within the levels of Triund Hill this serves as another trekking destination in Palampur. To know more