Few Footsteps on the Tara Devi Temple Shimla

By | August 14, 2012


The Tara Devi Temple Shimla is the perfect blend for the tourists in terms of beauty and everything else. Situated at the top of the hill, the temple can be seen even from the train which didn’t yet reach the station of Shimla. And the neighboring parts of the temple has got cool and soothing atmosphere. One going there doesn’t easily come back or want to come back – it holds such a mesmerizing touch out there.

The Tara Devi Temple Shimla was founded way back 250 years before. It is believed that one of the Hindu Goddesses named Tara was brought to Himachal Pradesh from West Bengal. Raja Bhupendra Sen, a king of the 96th generation of the Sen Dynasty, is said to have once a vision of the Goddess of Tara who desired for her to be accessible to the general mass for praying and blessings. After a few more generations of the king’s temple been built, Raja Balbir Sen had a vision of the goddess who wished to be at the top of a hill named Tarav Parvat, parvat meaning mountain. Then the king built the temple on the top of the hill and installed an idol made of Ashtadhatu, a combination of eight elements.

Tara Devi Temple

Those who have gone there have agreed to one factor commonly. The clouds, the surroundings, and the small rose orchard just about the temple everything went on to increase the gallant of Tara Devi Temple Shimla. Surely is a must-view spot where even the food given by the priests there is worth mentioning. The place around the temple is pretty quiet and provides a peaceful place for prayers. While coming from Delhi to Shimla, one can just sense it in the way a few km ahead. Quite relaxing environment to go with family and friends, the temple is worth paying a visit at least once in a life time.

Tara Devi Temple Shimla

The temple is situated in Shoghi 10 km away from Shimla. The hill, due to the temple’s splendor, is now known to the locals as the Tara Devi Hill. The hill provides quite an adventurous route to the temple with small dense forests, slopes etc. Also, the beauty of the green meadow and the gentle breeze cannot be ignored either. Tourists, pilgrims and devotees find the place truly calm, pollution free and a place where one can escape away from daily life. During the Sharadiya Navaratras, on the eighth day called Ashtami, a fair is held on the complex of the temple. It has been a tradition for a number of years and is still going on.

Traditions and worships to the deities will always stay. And praises for environment around will walk along too. One needs finance and hard work to create a temple, but its glory should not be missed either. The Tara Devi Temple Shimla is just a class in one word and a must visit place if you are on a Trip to Shimla.


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