The temple of Chandi Devi is situated atop the Neel Parvat on the
other bank of river Ganga and was constructed in 1929 AD by the King of
Kashmir, Suchat Singh. Legend has it that Chanda-Munda the army chief of the
local demon king, Shumbha-Nishumbha, was killed by Goddess Chandi here after
which the place got the name Chandi Devi. Chandi Devi Temple is now
accessible by a ropeway also, which starts near Gauri Shanker Temple.
Chandidevi temple is one of the popular shaktipeethas in North India. It is
also called siddhapitha as it is believed that the Goddess Chandi fulfills
the wishes of her devotees. The pilgrims can visit the temple by the ropeway
in around 5 minutes while the steep climb by steps takes over 45 minutes.
The main image at Chandidevi temple is said to have been installed by Adi
Shankaracharya in 8th century A.D.