Temples in Shimla
Shimla has a number of temples. As found in the Himalayas most of the temples are located on the hill top. Same is the case with Shimla
Kali Bari Temple Shimla
Kali Bari Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Shyamala, from which the hill station-and capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla derives its name.Kali Bari Temple houses a shrine of the Hindu goddess Shyamala. Shyamala has multiple aliases, including Kali and Durga.
Kali Bari Temple was constructed during the era of the British Raj. According to historians, Kali Bari Temple was established in the early 19th century. The present temple was built by the British in 1845; however the original shrine was created by Bengali devotees.
Kali Bari Temple is very popular among Hindu pilgrims. The temple remains jam packed during Navaratras and Pooja holidays. Kali Bari Temple is in close proximity to the Shimla city mall.
Jakhoo Temple in Shimla
The famous Jakhoo / Jakhu temple of Shimla devoted to lord Hanuman is located two and a half kilometers from the ridge Shimla on the Jakhoo Hill, the highest peak in Shimla, which is 2,455 meters / 8000 ft above mean sea level. The climb takes about 45 minutes to one hour. The hikers are rewarded with a splendid view of the city, as well as the snow-covered Himalayas. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks...more
Sankat Mochan Temple in Shimla
Sankat Mochan temple is located five kilometers before Shimla, on Kalka - Shimla National Highway. The temple
is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The meaning of Sankat Mochan is "someone who relieves others from all kinds of dangers and difficulties". It is a place where one can actually meditate and enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings. Lush green trees surround Sankat Mochan Temple, adding its charm. The background of the temple consists of the imposing and lofty Himalayan ranges and a light mist adds a mystical touch to that place.
Earlier the Sankat Mochan Temple in Shimla was looked after by the local people. But in the year 2004 the Himachal Pradesh Government has taken all the responsibilities of this temple in its own hand. Every Sunday, the huge hall in the building is used for distributing Langar.
Tara Devi Temple Shimla
Situated 1851 meters above sea level, Tara Devi temple is situated on the Tara Devi Mountain between Shoghi and Shimla. The location of the temple on the Hill top makes it appear that the goddess seems to keep everyone under the protective gaze ,showering innumerable blessings on her worshippers From here one can get a panoramic view of Shimla and snow-clad Himalayan range on one side, with the other side revealing the plains at a far distance.
With the majestic forested mountains around, this place has high spiritual value that has a soothing and rejuvenating effect, being away from the din, noise, pollution, crowd and urban infrastructure
Kamna Devi Temple Shimla
Also called Creeda Devi temple, this temple is located on the Prospect Hill at an altitude of 2155m. There is a short fifteen minute walk to the temple from Boileauganj on the western side of Shimla. A ideal place for meditation and place for nature lovers the place boasts of panoramic views and quiet surroundings
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