tara devi temple

250 years old Tara Devi Temple

Tara Devi Temple is located in the captivating hills of Tarav Parvat, on the western side of Shimla. Tara Devi Temple is said to be 250 years old. It provides a breathtaking view of the pine forests, lofty mountains, and peaceful countryside of Shimla.

Spend some time here to soothe your senses and rejuvenate your soul. The temple is revered by the locals and receives a huge crowd during festive seasons.

On normal days, it is extremely quiet and serene. If you wish to meditate under the beauty of nature and with the blessings of the goddess, it is a perfect place.

The origin of this temple is traced back to 250 years when the Goddess Tara was brought to Himachal Pradesh from West Bengal.

One fine day, the Maharaja had a vision of Tara along with Hanuman and he donated a huge piece of his land to build the temple. The temple consisted of a wooden idol of the deity, but after some years, the temple was shifted to the top of the hill known as Tara Parvat.

The magnificent idol is was made of ‘Ashtadhatu’, a rare combination of 8 elements. Surrounded by a mesmerizing view of the lofty mountains, pine forests, and lush greenery, the tranquil setting of the temple makes you forget everything about your day-to-day worries of life. Located only 11 km drive away from the city center, this religious place is not less than a paradise for experience seekers.

The architecture of Tara Devi Temple, Shimla

Inside the temple, the doors and the wooden structure have been carefully designed with the miniatures of Goddesses. Other than that, you will also see the heavy usage of gold and silver in a sacred place. Another attractive part of this religious place is its peacefulness in a serene environment of Shimla. Just step inside the temple to feel the positive vibes everywhere.

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