Sukarala Devi Temple

An ancient shrine dedicated to Goddess Sukarala, a reincarnation of Goddess Sharda, the temple is situated at a height of about 3,500 ft from the sea level. It is located in Billawar in Kathua district. The goddess is considered to be a form of Hindu Goddess Durga. The temple was made by Madho Singh, a banished prince from Chamba in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Legend has it that the goddess marked herself in a sitting posture on a block of stone. The idol features the goddess sitting on a lion figure made of brass with a mounted head of silver. Devotees also come here to worship Mahishasura Mardini, a form of Goddess Durga, standing on top of demon king Mahishasura.

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