Hanuman Tok located at an altitude of 7200 ft. is a Hindu temple complex in the upper reaches of Gangtok, the capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is situated 11 kms from Gangtok town on a road that branches off from the Gangtok-Nathula highway. The temple is dedicated to lord Hanuman, the Monkey God. According to the local legends, when Hanuman was flying with the “Sanjeevani”(mythological life saving herb) mountain to save Rama’s brother Lakshmana he rested in the spot where his temple now lies for some time.
In 1968 the temple was handed over to the India Army. Now the temple is maintained by the Units of 17 Mountain Division of the Army. Rigtht above the temple there is a famous shrine of Sirdi saibaba. There is a viewing area from where you get unobstructed views of Kanchenjunga range.
Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman.
It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m (8,000 feet) above sea level.Shimla’s highest peak offers a panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the town of Sanjauli.
An ancient “Lord Hanuman” temple is there and every year a big festival is held on Dussehra. You can go to the temple by foot (a steep climb) from Ridge (path behind the church) or can hire a pony/horse. Taxis are available too.
One legend goes that Lord Hanuman stopped there to rest while he was searching for the Sanjivni Booti to revive Lakshmana in the Epic Ramayana. On arrival at the temple signs advise visitors to secure all personal belongings and beware of the monkeys, which are everywhere. This is appropriate as the temple is in honour of the Monkey Lord. Visitors must remove shoes (and leave them in the “shoe house”) before entering the temple.
There are several eateries at the temple site. Local visitors ring the bell for good luck before making the descent back into Shimla.
World’s tallest statue of Lord Hanuman was unveiled to public by Abhishek Bachchan on November 5th 2010..
Just on the outskirts of this erstwhile summer capital of the British raj, a giant 108-feet-high idol of Hanuman (the Monkey God) was unveiled at Jakhoo Hanuman temple in 2010, overlooking the entire city. Given its titanic size, it would not be out of place to say that monkeys will be omnipresent in this famous tourist destination which already has a large monkey population. At 108 feet at the highest altitude of over 8100 feet and constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crores, it surpasses the statue of ‘Christ the Redeemer’, which measures at 98 feet and stands at an altitude of 2296 feet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The temple is situated near to The Mall and its 5 minutes walk from The Mall.The temple is dedicated to Shyamala Devi (Shimla is named after this goddess), an incarnation of Goddess Kali. Temple faces heavy rush during Diwali and Durga Puja as many Bengalis visit this temple.
The famous Kalibari Temple of Shimla is a popular tourist attraction and is situated at a very strategic location. The temple was built in the year 1845 and is dedicated to Goddess Kali who is also known as Shyamala. It is from the name of Goddess Shyamala that Shimla derives its name. The Kali Bari temple of Simla is a very well known religious place of India and people who come to Shimla never miss out on visiting this temple. The Kalibari temple was primarily located in Jakhu hill. The British brought it to its new site.
Kali Bari Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Shyamala, from which the hill station-and capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla derives its name.Kali Bari Temple houses a shrine of the Hindu goddess Shyamala. Shyamala has multiple aliases, including Kali and Durga.
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Mangal Dham Temple sprawling over a landscaped area of 2 acres, was built in 1993, in memory of Late Guruji Shri.Mangaldasji, who is also enshrined in the Temple below the prayer hall. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. On the top floor is the prayer hall, where the idol of Ram shyamji stands withidols of Shri Prannath and Shri. Guru Mangaldasji erected on either side.Both the sides of the prayer hall has a vivid pictureaque story of Nijanandacharya shri Devchandraji meeting Lord Krishna. The Temple which is close to the Sikkim border is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
Maa 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 Maa 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.