Chamunda is a form of Devi or the mother Goddess according to Hindu texts and it is actually an abbreviated form of Chanda and Munda who were monsters killed by the goddess. This famous temple is situated in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh and lies at a distance of about 10 kms from Palampur. According to mythology a Brahmin and a King prayed to the goddess about 400 years back to shift the temple to some place which could be accessed easily. The priest later saw the goddess in his dreams and she told him to dig at a certain site where they would find an idol which should be placed in the temple and worshipped.
The king sent his men to dig the idol up which they did but could not move it. So the priest again dreamt and the goddess told him that since it was a holy relic he should be the one to wake up, take a bath, wear new clothes and only then could he pick up the stone alone and place it where it was supposed to. This was considered as the will of the goddess and since then the idol is being worshipped at its present location.