Chandi Mandir is a Hindu temple near Chandigarh, India, dedicated to Chandi, the goddess of power. It is about 15 kms from the city of Chandigarh, which was named after the temple. The temple is situated amidst beautiful surroundings and the backdrop of the Shivalik hills.
The state of Chhattisgarh is a region with tremendous historical, religious and archaeological importance. The ancient look of the temple and the aura of the goddess of power attract visitors to its grandeur. The temple has statues of various Hindu deities including Chandi, Radha Krishna, Hanuman, Shiva and Ram. Chandi is the combined form of Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati, but the ferocious form of Shakti. She is said to be the most ferocious incarnation of Adi Parashakti. Chandika form is said to be extremely ferocious and inaccessible because of her anger. She cannot tolerate evil acts. Chandika does not like evil doers and becomes terribly angry on seeing them. Amidst the picturesque landscape of Bhilai, the splendid religious monument of Chandi temple stands tall with it's over imposing structure. The very sight of the magnificent Chandi temple inspires awe and intense devotion among the ardent devotees. Far from the hustle bustle of the city life, the serene and quiet surrounding of the well known Chandi temple fills the devotees with an intense sense of satisfaction and dedication to the Supreme Being.
The temple is opened throughout the year but is especially visited during navratris every year by thousands of people. Apart from the religious importance, the famous Chandi temple boasts of a rich architectural legacy and religious ancestry that has added to the importance of the sacred shrine.
The Chandi Mandir or temple is opened for all seven days of the week; with temple timings 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Visitors and devotees generally spend about 45 mins to an hour in the temple.