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About Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Tara Devi temple is quite possibly the most visited strict places in Shimla. It is introduced at a height of 7200 feet above ocean level and arranged around 11 km away from Shimla city. The Walking path towards sanctuary was initiated by the then Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. There is a Shiv sanctuary Shiv Bavdi close by.

Tara Goddess in Hinduism and Buddhism is second of the Ten Great Wisdoms called ‘Mahavidyas’ and is known to be a wellspring, all things considered. The word ‘Tara’ is gotten from Sanskrit root ‘tr’, which intends to cross. The word ‘tara’ likewise implies star in numerous Indian dialects.

History and Legend :

Tara Devi sanctuary was worked by Sen administration rulers at some point around 1766 A.D.The fortress of Giri Sen is still there in Junga.

As indicated by a story which follows back to 250 years,the ruler Bhupendra Sen fabricated the sanctuary and after he had a dream in which Goddess Tara Devi requested that he introduce a layout there so that individuals could get her endowments. He likewise introduced a wooden sculpture of Goddess there.

Afterward, King Balbir Sen had a dream of Goddess Tara where she requested that he introduce the sanctuary on Tarav slope top. The ruler did likewise and furthermore raised an icon of Goddess comprised of “Ashtadhatu”,a blend of eight valuable components. The icon was carried on a component named Shankar.

According to some people, being the Goddess of stars, she watches over everyone from the skies and showers her blessings.

Architecture of Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

The artistic splendour was given shape by over one-and-a-half dozen artisans handpicked from Rohru (10-11) in Shimla district and Kinnaur district (6-7) to not only give it artistic beauty but also add magnificence to the old temple structure.

The sanctuary was reconstructed in 2018 following three and a half long stretches of work and at an expense of over ₹6 crore.The wood cutting on the sanctuary is kept as near unique 'pahari' style. Valuable metals like gold and silver were additionally utilized in the beautification. The sculpture of Tara Devi was additionally introduced on 20 July 2018 within the sight of 90 clerics. Symbols of Saraswati and Kali are additionally introduced in the sanctuary.

The 250-year-old Tara Devi temple has become a crowd puller. 

How to reach Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh?

By Train: nearest railway station is Shimla railway station.
By Air: nearest airport is Jubbarhatti airport , 22km drive away.
By Bus: Another way to reach Tara Devi Temple is from Shoghi, which is well-connected to all parts of the city by road. There are several private and public-owned buses available.

Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Timings

It is open from 7 AM in the morning to 6:30 PM in the evening for all the days of the week.

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