Jamula Temple is dedicated to Jamula Rishi Devta, a sage who is believed to have lived in the area. Legend has it that the sage was in search of a proper place to meditate. During his search, he carried a bag of 18 pictures of different gods with him.
At some point in his hunt, the pictures fell from his bag and spread all across the Beas Valley owing to the wind. The 18 different places, where the pictures supposedly fell, became holy sites for the locals. Currently, this temple acts as a court where the final decision is taken on any matter or dispute.