” Shri Sankat Mochan” temple is situated at a distance of about 5 K.m from Shimla and is located at Taradevi on the Kalka- Shimla National Highway. This temple is very easily approachable and is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of Himachal Pradesh.
The history of the temple
dates back to the late 1950’s, when Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj visited this
tranquil and serene site
surrounded by lush green forests ,
meadows, the magestic lofty mountains in the background which offered a very
soothing and meditative atmosphere stirring the soul to enjoy the bliss of
nature, a gift from god to all of us.
Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj stayed here in a hut for about ten days and being
deeply fascinated and charmed with
the place expressed his keen
desire for a Hanuman temple to be constructed at this very location .Baba’s
devotees the than Lt. Governor of
Himachal Pradesh late Raja Bajrang Bahadur Bhadari and Sh. Bhagwan Sahai
shouldered the responsibility to fulfill
their Guru’s desire and began with the construction of the temple in the
year 1962 and finally it was consecrated on the 21st of June,1966,
What began as a small temple, by god’s grace and blessings has acquired
great dimensions and today the entire temple complex is sprawled
over 18.8 bighas of land owned by Shri Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir.
present the temple complex facilitates the people to worship and pay their
obeisance to different deities as the complex comprises of Lord Rama and
Temple complex also includes a three storey building
which is partly used as the “Langer Hall” where on every Sunday all
the visitors are served with prashad / Langer Below the langer hall
are the “Marriage Halls” which
are rented out on nominal charges to
the parties who intend to ceremonize marriages here and it is a
regular feature of the temple throughout
the year. The other half of this
building houses the residential area given to the priests
and the domestic
staff working in the temple. For
the convenience and facilities of the visitors, the temple offers a
‘Prasad’ shop and also has a Govt Ayurvedic Dispensary.
The complex also has provision of
thirty neat and clean well maintained toilets.
“ Ma Bhagwati Tara Devi” temple is located on Tarav Parvat in the western side of shimla Town about 15 Km from Shimla situated by the side of Kalka- Shimla National Highway near Shoghi. The road meandering uphill through the sweet smelling pine forests and lush green meadows with the cool gentle breeze touching one softly infusing a freshness and vigor in the devotees, pilgrims and tourists visiting this holy shrine. The location of the temple on the Hill top makes it appear that the goddess Ma Tara Devi seems to keep everyone under the protective gaze ,showering innumerable blessings on her worshippers. The picturesque view from the temple is indeed breath taking and captivating with the superb panorama of the lofty and majestic forested mountains around, which offers a calm peaceful and tranquil countryside, a site that has a soothing and rejuvenating effect, being away from the din, pollution and the taxing effect of a fast urban life style.
history of this temple dates back to about 250 years
when this temple was built here. There
is a belief that the goddess Tara was brought to
Himachal Pradesh all the way from
the eastern state of
This temple of lord Hanumanji is situated at the height of about 8500 ft. in the east of historical ridge ground in Shimla city. This temple is very easily approachable and is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of Himachal Pradesh.
According to mythology , during the battle between lord Rama and Ravana at Lanka ,Lakshmana the younger brother of lord Rama was injured from an arrow from Meghnad and turned senseless. In order to save his life ,when lord Hanuman was moving towards Himalaya to get sanjeewani herb , all of a sudden he saw Yaaku sage on Jakhu mountain in penance .This place was named Jakhu , after the same sage .In order to gather more details about sanjeewani , lord Hanuman landed here . As a result of which Jakhu mountain which earlier was much higher ,half sunk into earth .After getting all the clarifications about the herb , lord Hanuman started his journey towards mount Dron . However , his friends accompanying him felt asleep here due to long distant tiring journey . When they woke up , all of them were sad on not finding lord Hanuman with them . All of them decided to stay here .Their successors can be seen roaming in this area even today . Lord Hanuman had even promised the sage Yaaku to meet him during his back journey .However due to shortage of time as a result of wickedness of Kaalnemi , he had to return back to Lanka via shorter route .The waiting sage got very sad .At the same time lord Hanuman appeared before the sage and told him the reason for not keeping his promise .When lord Hanuman disappeared , an idol of lord Hanuman appeared by itself and is present in the temple till date . This temple of lord Hanuman was constructed by the Yaaku sage in remembrance of lord Hanuman.