Temples of Shimla add a highly religious essence to the overall charm of Shimla. Apart from the amazing landscape marked with Snow Capped Mountains, Deep Valleys, beautiful Glaciers as well as Meadows, Lakes etc. Shimla has enough to appeal to the minds of the religious freaks. The varied Shimla temples are listed below:
This is a sacred temple lying at an altitude of 2500 meters can be spotted at the Jakhu Hill in Shimla. The Temple is primitive and the deity worshiped here is Lord Hanuman. The temple is encircled by dense forests and the name of this temple is associated with a mythological character named as Yaksha, who is considered to be the mediator between god and humans. Lord Hanuman visited this hill at the time of Ramayana to collect a medicinal herb that could heal Laxman.
The architecture of this temple delineates the Tibetan style and the temple contains the images of both Hindu and Buddhist deities that are made in bronze. The door of this temple is carved and it contains slanted roofs as well as golden towers. The temple is considered to be one of the fifty Shaktipeeths that are much frequented by the devotees.
The Sankat Mochan Temple lies at a distance of 5 Km from Shimla. The foundation of this temple was laid in the year 1950 by the efforts of a saintly figure named as Baba Neeb Karoriji Maharaj. As you reach the temple, you come across some of the most appealing panoramic views of Shimla with beautiful meadows, dense forests and high hills.
Tara Devi Temple In order to reach this temple, you need to reach the Tarav Parvat in the proximity of the Kalka Shimla National Highway. On the way, you come across the sight of lush green meadows as well vast Pine trees. The temple is flocked by thousands of devotees of Maa Tara Devi who visit here to gain her blessings and grace. This temple is also an important Shimla temple.
For reaching this temple, you need to travel a distance of 105 Km, which lies in the eastern part of Shimla. The architecture of this temple is really compelling and belongs to the Gupta period that was between 6th to 9th Century A.D. The Hatkoti Temple is not a single temple. Rather, it is temple which consists of a unique group of various temples that are there in the vicinity of the Jabbar River. The most prominent temple in the group is of Goddess Durga accompanied by another temple whose deity is Lord Shiva. The Shiva temple that you find in the temple complex consists of the Shiv Linga which is bigger than the entrance. This is because of the fact that the temple was built after the placement of Shiv Linga which was done quite earlier.
Therefore, we can say that all the temples in Shimla are worth visiting by every Hindu devotee and tourists also make it a point to visit Shimla.