The demons ‘Chand” and “Mund” were killed by hence known as “Chamunda”. Meri Maiya Chamundadevi Mandir is seven hundred years old; build by a Maiya bhakt from the village, who was asked by Meri Maiya Herself in his dream to fetch the idol across Ban Ganga and place it in the temple over "Holy Meri Maiya Pindi" and worship Her. The Mandir is a holy shrine of 'Shiva and Shakti' and is known as 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham'. Meri Maiya Mandir is a seat of spirituality since ancient times and is situated on the bank of Ban-Ganga. Meri Maiya Mandir is surrounded by natural beauty, peace and bliss and as such a natural refuge for saints and meditators since time immemorial.
This in only Meri Maiya Mandir where Meri Maiya Puja and Cremation of Dead body is done at the same place. Here the great Lord 'Ashutosh Shiv Shankar' in the form of death, destruction and devourer is sitting with Meri Maiya Chamundadevi. Ancestoral worship (Shradha Ceremony) is also performed here. After taking a dip in Ban Ganga it is auspicious to listen or recite 'Shat Chandi' Path (Hymns). The story is when Demons Chand and Mund came to conquer Devi Mahakali and in the fight that ensues, the Devi cut their heads and presented these to Maa Ambika, who in turn told Mahakali that you will be worshipped as Chamunda Devi.