Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: Hindu ()
Trilokpur stands on an isolated hillock about 24 K.M. southwest of Nahan. Trilokpur implies there is a triangle of three Shakti Temples in the area, each depicting different faces of Goddess Durga.
The main temple situated at Trilokpur is the Temple of Bhagwati Tripur Bala Sundri which depicts a beautiful childhood image of Goddess Durga. Another Shakti Temple dedicated to Bhagwati Lalita Devi depicting another image of Goddess Durga is situated on a hillock located at a distance of three K.M. in front of the main temple of Bhagwati Bala Sundri. The third famous Shakti temple of Tripur Bhairavi is situated at a distance of 13 K.M. northwest of Bala Sundri temple.
As per legend Maa Balasundari Ji had appeared in the year 1573 at Trilokpur in a bag of salt brought from Devban by a local shopkeeper Sh Ram Dass. The said shopkeeper kept on selling salt from the bag throughout the day but the commodity did not exhaust and the bag remained filled as if nothing had been taken out therefrom.
He was taken aback by the miracle and while asleep in the night Goddess appeared in his dream and narrated the incidence of her disappearance from Devban and directed to construct a Temple to establish her PINDI Swaroop, which was already existing inside the bag of salt and also directed to worship in the name of Mahamaya Balasundari – an infant state of Goddess Vaishno Devi.
Lala Ram Dass was not rich enough to construct the temple, thus he decided to approach the then ruler of Sirmour state who unhesitantly agreed and got constructed a temple for the installation of the Divine PINDI of Mata Balasundari Ji at Trilokpur.
The king invited some artisans from Jaipur [Rajastan] in 1570AD and a beautiful marble temple dedicated to Goddess Tripur Bala Sundri came by 1573.