Bhalie Mata Temple
Bhalie Mata Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Bhadra. It is located on 3,800 feet (1,200 m) high spur in Bhalei, which is now a Sub-Tehsil headquarters.
It is about 35 km from Salooni Tehsil headquarters.
The temple can be approached either from Chamba or from Dalhousie.
A distance of 40 kilometers from Chamba and 30 kilometres from Dalhousie.
This temple was built by the local king of the Chamba in the 18th century.
In this temple, there is a statue of Bhalie Mata is placed.
It is believed that in the ancient times some people think that in this temple there is no Mata lives here.
One day in the morning they came this temple and stolen the statue of Mata.
When they go just about 200 meters from the temple then they are not able to see anything.
When they drop the statue of Mata, they are able to see everything so they people left the statue of Mata there and they run from the temple.
After that when the king of Chamba heard all the story, then he visit the temple and say that I want to see those people who want to stole the statue of Mata.
After few day, these people were found and they are present across the king and the people accept their guilty.
They told all the story which they have faced, after that this temple is so famous and the name of the Mata is Bhalei.
That is why this place is also known as Bhalie Mata Temple.
Here so many people visit every year and specially during the Navaratra week, the temple is fully filled with the pilgrims.
It is believed that the image of the deity seems to be perspiring since that event.